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1997


Jan
5
Release: The Simpsons episode El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer first airs The Simpsons episode El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer first airs (1997)Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Characters)
Top 10 Simpsons Episodes

11
Birthday of Cody Simpson Birthday of Cody Simpson (1997)Interview with Cody Simpson

12
Premiere of King of the HillThe TV series King of the Hill airs its first episode (1997)Top 10 Cartoon Dads from TV
Top 10 Adult Cartoons
Top 10 Cartoon Moms from TV

18
Release: StraysThe film Strays is released (1997)Top 10 Vin Diesel Moments

20
Release: Homework album by Daft Punk is releasedHomework album by Daft Punk is released (1997).Top 10 Daft Punk Songs

25
Release: Lost HighwayThe film Lost Highway is released (1997)Top 10 Scariest Scenes From Non-Horror Movies

31
Release: Waiting for GuffmanThe film Waiting for Guffman is released (1997)Top 10 Movie Mockumentaries

Feb
4
O.J. Simpson was found liable for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, at a civil trialList of the most infamous unsolved murders.Top 10 Unsolved Murder Mysteries

7
Release: Dante's PeakThe film Dante's Peak was released (1997)Top 10 Copycat Movies

14
Release of 'Absolute Power'Release of 'Absolute Power' (1997)Top 10 Fictional Movie Presidents

28
Release: Donnie BrascoThe film Donnie Brasco is released (1997)Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters

Mar
3
The TV series Daria airs its first episodeThe TV series Daria airs its first episode (1997)Top 10 Cartoon Moms from TV

9
Death of Notorious B.I.G.Death of Christopher Wallace [Notorious B.I.G.] (1997)The Notorious B.I.G.: Biography - Life and Murder
Top 10 Rappers and Hip Hop Artists
Top 10 Unsolved Murder Mysteries
Top 10 Rap Acts of All Time
Top 10 Hip-Hop Feuds and Rivalries
Top 10 Musicians Who Died Too Soon
2Pac vs. The Notorious B.I.G.: Music Showdown

10
Debut of the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Buffy the Vampire Slayer had its television debut on this day in 1997 on The WB.Top 10 Fictional Television Schools

10
The TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer airs its first episodeThe TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer airs its first episode (1997)Top 10 Fantasy Shows
Top 10 Vampires in Movies and TV (REDUX)
Top 10 Good Guys Gone Bad in TV
Top 10 TV Bottle Episodes

11
Release: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones album, Let's Face It, is releasedThe Mighty Mighty Bosstones album, 'Let's Face It', is released. It features the song, 'The Impression That I Get.'Top 10 Ska Bands

13
Phoenix Lights incident took placePhoenix Lights incident took place (1997)Top 10 UFO Sightings

17
Release: Daft Punk song Around the World is releasedDaft Punk song Around the World is released (1997)Top 10 Music Videos of All Time

21
Release: Liar LiarThe film Liar Liar is released (1997)Top 10 Hilarious Jim Carrey Moments

25
Release: The Notorious B.I.G. album Life After Death is releasedThe Notorious B.I.G. album Life After Death is released (1997)Top 10 The Notorious B.I.G. Songs
Top 10 Rap Diss Tracks
Top 10 Posthumous Albums

26
Cats Dont Dance is releasedCats Dont Dance is released (1997)Top 10 Animated Villains Excluding Disney and Pixar

26
Release: The Devil's OwnThe film The Devil's Own is released (1997)Top 10 Worst Movie Accents

26
Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.Top 10 Cults

Apr
1
Release: Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G. is releasedHypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G. is released (1997)Top 10 Decade Defining Rap Songs of the 1990s

1
The TV series Pokemon debutsThe TV series Pokemon airs its first episode (1997)Top 10 Best First Generation Pokemon
Top 10 Anime Series
Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

4
Release: Double TeamThe film Double Team is released (1997)Top 10 Jean-Claude Van Damme Splits

4
Release: The SaintThe film The Saint is released (1997)Top 10 Modern Movie Soundtracks Guys Love

11
Release: AnacondaThe film Anaconda is released (1997)Top 10 Least Scary Horror Movies
Top 10 Horror Movie Animals
Top 10 Worst Movie Accents

11
Release: Grosse Pointe BlankThe film Grosse Pointe Blank is released (1997)Top 10 Obscene Movie Insults (EXPLICIT)

13
Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament (1997)Tiger Woods: Biography of the Greatest Golfer In The World

15
Release: Hanson's MMMBop was releasedHanson's debut single, "MMMBop," was released (1997).Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1990s

19
The TV series Power Rangers Turbo airs its first episodeThe TV series Power Rangers Turbo airs its first episode (1997)Top 10 Annoying TV Kids

25
Release: VolcanoThe film Volcano was released (1997)Top 10 Copycat Movies

May
2
Release: Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryThe film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is released (1997)Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1990s
Top 10 Evil Movie Laughs
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Toilet Scenes

2
Release: Theatrical release of Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryThe film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is released (1997)Top 10 Mad Scientists
Top 10 Movie Dads
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Sex Scenes
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Villains

7
Release: Release of The Fifth ElementRelease of The Fifth Element (1997)Top 10 Good Movie Aliens

11
Deep Blue defeats world chess champion Garry KasparovThe IBM computer 'Deep Blue' defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game match. (Kasparov: 1, Deep Blue: 2, drawn: 3) (1997)The History of IBM: the Personal Computer to Watson

20
The TV series Roseanne airs its last episodeThe TV series Roseanne airs its last episode (1997)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s
Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time
Top 10 Disappointing TV Show Finales
Top 10 Shows That Jumped the Shark
Top 10 TV Families
Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

21
Release: OK Computer is releasedOK Computer is released (1997)Top Greatest 10 Radiohead Songs

23
Release: The Lost World: Jurassic ParkThe film The Lost World: Jurassic Park is released (1997)Top 10 Fictional Islands in Movies and TV

26
Release: Radiohead Song Paranoid Android is releasedRadiohead Song Paranoid Android is released (1997).Top 10 Best Animated Music Videos

29
Death of Jeff Buckley Death: Jeff Buckley (1997)Jeff Buckley Bio: Life and Career of the Singer-Songwriter
Top 10 Musicians Who Died Too Soon

Jun
3
Release: Wu-Tang Forever is releasedWu-Tang Forever is released (1997)Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Songs

6
Release: Con AirThe film Con Air is released (1997)Top 10 Action Movies of the 1990s
Top 10 Greatest Airplane Movies
Top 10 Worst Movie Accents

9
The TV series Married... with Children airs its last episodeThe TV series Married... with Children airs its last episode (1997)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s

14
The TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs its last episodeThe TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs its last episode (1997)Top 10 Shows That Jumped the Shark

16
Release: Release of Bitter Sweet Symphony by The VerveRelease of Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve (1997)Top 10 Rip-off Songs

17
Release: Release of Blink-182 album Dude RanchRelease of Blink-182 album Dude Ranch (1997)Top 10 Stalker Songs

17
Release: Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye BlindSemi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind (1997)Top 10 Happy-Sounding Songs That Are Actually Depressing

20
Batman and Robin is releasedThe film Batman and Robin is released (1997)Top 10 Worst Superhero Movies
Top 10 Memorable Scenes in Bad Movies
Top 10 Worst Movie Sequels
Top 10 Worst Movie Casting Choices

27
Release: Face/OffThe film Face/Off is released (1997)Top 10 Action Movies of the 1990s

27
Release: Hercules is releasedThe film Hercules is released (1997)Top 10 Animated Disney Songs
Top 10 Animated Disney Villains

28
Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II Fight takes placeMike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II Fight takes place, also called The Sound and the Fury (1997).Top 10 Unsportsmanlike Moments in Sports

Jul
2
Death of James StewartDeath of James Stewart (1997)Top 10 Ultimate Decade Defining Actors

2
Death of Jimmy StewartDeath of Jimmy Stewart (1997)Top 10 Director-Actor Partnerships

2
Release: Men in BlackThe film Men in Black is released (1997)Top 10 On-Foot Movie Chases

9
The TV series Married... with Children airs its last episodeThe TV series Married... with Children airs its last episode (1997)Top 10 Married Sitcom Couples

11
Release: ContactThe film Contact is released (1997)Top 10 Astronaut Movies

12
Oz premieresThe TV show Oz premieres (1997)Top 10 HBO Shows of All Time

12
Release: Princess MononokeThe film Princess Mononoke is released (1997)Top 10 Environmental Warning Movies
Top 10 Anime Movies

12
The TV series Oz airs its first episodeThe TV series Oz airs its first episode (1997)Top 10 TV Shows You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents

15
Death: Gianni Versace Death: Gianni Versace (1997) Get The Versace Look
Versace Runway Looks For Less
Versace for H and M: The New York Fashion Show
Versace for H and M: The New York Event

17
Woolworth's closes its remaining department stores in the U.S. and changes its corporate name to Venator.Woolworth's closes its remaining department stores in the U.S. and changes its corporate name to Venator.Top 10 Brands That Failed

25
Release: Air Force OneThe film Air Force One is released (1997)Top 10 Greatest Airplane Movies

27
Debut of 'Stargate SG-1'.Debut of 'Stargate SG-1'. This long running Canadian-American sci-fi series continued where the film 'Stargate' left off.Top 10 Alien Races from Television

Aug
1
Release: SpawnRelease of Spawn (1997)Top 10 Scariest Clowns in Movies and TV

13
The TV series South Park airs its first episodeThe TV series South Park airs its first episode (1997)Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 Cartoon Dads from TV
Top 10 TV Shows You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents
Top 10 Cartoon Moms from TV
Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Rivalries

22
Release: G.I. JaneThe film G.I. Jane is released (1997)Top 10 Terrible Movie Dialogues

25
North American Debut of GoldenEye 007.North American Debut of GoldenEye 007. This N64 title became one of the most iconic and revolutionary shooter games of all time.Top 10 Video Game Glitches

27
Release: HoodlumThe film Hoodlum is released (1997)Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters

31
Death of Princess DianaDiana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in ParisPrincess Diana Biography: Life and Death

31
Premiere of RecessPremiere of Disney animated TV series, 'Recess' (1997).Top 10 Disney Animated TV Series

Sep
5
Death of Mother Teresa Death: Mother Teresa (1997)Mother Teresa Bio: The Life of A Healer

6
Funeral of Princess DianaPrincess Diana's funeral takes placeTop 10 Televised Events of All Time

7
North American debut of Final Fantasy VII.North American debut of Final Fantasy VII. This PlayStation entry in the series features the hero Cloud Strife and is considered one of the best instalments in the franchise.Top 10 Final Fantasy Characters

16
Release: Mariah Carey album Butterfly is releasedMariah Carey album Butterfly is released (1997)Top 10 Mariah Carey Songs

19
Release: L.A. ConfidentialThe film L.A. Confidential is released (1997)Another Top 10 Unexpected Movie Deaths
Top 10 Kevin Spacey Performances
Top 10 Neo-Noir Films
Top 10 Movie Detectives
Top 10 Femme Fatales in Modern Cinema

Oct
2
Release: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is released in North AmericaThe game that breathed new life into the Castlevania franchise and thanks to inspirations from Super Metroid, started the genre known as Metroidvania.Top 10 Castlevania Games

8
Release: Seven Years in TibetThe film Seven Years in Tibet is released (1997)Top 10 Worst Movie Accents

10
Release: Boogie NightsThe film Boogie Nights is released (1997)Top 10 Movie Suicides
Top 10 Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Performances
Top 10 Best Mark Wahlberg Performances
Top 10 Movies You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents

17
Release: The Devils AdvocateThe film The Devils Advocate is released (1997)Top 10 Movie Devils
Top 10 Worst Movie Accents
Top 10 Keanu Reeves Roles

18
Death of Roberto GoizuetaDeath of Roberto Goizueta (1997)Top 10 Influential Business Executives

24
Theatrical release of Gattaca.Theatrical release of Gattaca. THis science-fiction film presents a bio-punk vision of the future driven by eugenics.Top 10 Underrated Movies

Nov
1
1997 Release: TitanicTitanic was released on this day in 1997Top 10 Avoidable Deaths in Movies

4
Release: Shania Twain's Come On Over is releasedShanin Twain album, 'Come On Over,' is releasedTop 10 Greatest Best-Selling Albums of All Time

7
Release: Release of Starship TroopersRelease of Starship Troopers (1997)Top 10 Movie Shower Scenes

13
The Lion King Opens on Broadway'The Lion King' makes its official debut on Broadway at the New Amsterdam TheaterTop 10 Broadway Musicals

17
Release: The Prodigy's Smack My Bitch Up is releasedThe Prodigy's Smack My Bitch Up is released (1997).Top 10 Controversial Music Videos

21
Release: Anastasia is releasedAnastasia is released (1997)Top 10 Animated Villains Excluding Disney and Pixar

21
Release: Mortal Kombat: AnnihilationThe film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is released (1997)Top 10 Terrible Movie Dialogues

21
Release: The RainmakerThe film The Rainmaker is released (1997)Top 10 Movie Lawyers

22
Death of Michael HutchenceINXS frontman Michael Hutchence commits suicide.The History of INXS

28
Last episode of Beavis and Butt-Head airsLast episode of Beavis and Butt-Head airs (1997)Top 10 Adult Cartoons

Dec
4
Release: Shania Twain releases her album Come on Over which becomes the biggest selling album by a female music artist Shania Twain releases her album Come on Over which goes on to sell over 34 million copies worldwide and later became the biggest selling album in country music history and the biggest selling album by a female music artistThe Life and Career of Shania Twain

5
Release: Good Will HuntingThe film Good Will Hunting is released (1997)Top 10 Movie Comeback Lines
Top 10 Old Wise Men in Movies
Top 10 Movie Geniuses
Top 10 Robin Williams Performances
Top 10 Motivational Movies

8
Release: My Heart Will Go OnThe song My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion is released (1997)Top 10 Movie Theme Songs

12
Release: Tomorrow Never DiesThe James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies is released (1997)Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

18
Death of Chris Farley. Death of Chris Farley. He was an American comedian and actor best known for his loud energetic comedy style and use of physical comedy. He was a cast member of the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.Top 10 Saturday Night Live Cast Members of All Time
Top 10 Chris Farley Moments
Top 10 Actors Who Died Too Soon

19
Release: TitanicThe film Titanic is released (1997)Top 10 Movies Where the Protagonist Dies
Top 10 Unlikely Movie Sequels
Top 10 Movie Theme Songs
Top 10 Sexy Movie Scenes

24
Death of Toshiro MifuneDeath of Toshiro Mifune (1997)Top 10 Director-Actor Partnerships

25
Release: As Good as It Gets is releasedAs Good as It Gets is released (1997).Top 10 Jack Nicholson Performances

25
Release: Jackie BrownThe film Jackie Brown is released (1997)Top 10 Movie Crossovers
Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Characters
Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Scenes

25
Release: The PostmanThe film The Postman is released (1997)Top 10 Terrible Movie Dialogues
Top 10 Career Ruining Movies