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1997 Historical Events

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42nd President:
Bill Clinton

Served from January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001 (8 years)
World Series Winner:
New York Yankees (AL)

Defeated the Atlanta Braves (NL) with a record of 4-2
Super Bowl XXXI Winner:
Green Bay Packers

Defeated the New England Patriots with a score of 35-21
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Andrew Grove

From Hungary/USA
In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned (Feb. 22, 1977, and was born in July.


For 1997 movies, Titanic came out on top. It grossed over $600,788,188 to make it the most popular movie of 1997. Among 1997 TV shows, ER was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1997

  • Titanic
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Men in Black
  • Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Air Force One
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Liar Liar
  • My Best Friend's Wedding
  • The Fifth Element
  • The Full Monty

Top Songs from 1997

  • Candle in the Wind 1997, Elton John
  • Foolish Games, Jewel
  • I'll Be Missing You, Puff Daddy and Faith Evans
  • Un-Break My Heart, Tony Braxton
  • Can't Nobody Hold Me Down, Puff Daddy
  • I Believe I Can Fly, R. Kelly
  • Don't Let Go (Love), En Vogue
  • Return of the Mack, Mark Morrison

Billboard Top Songs from 1997

All of the 1997 hits below topped the 1997 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1997 top songs?

1.Elton JohnCandle In The Wind 1997
2.JewelFoolish Games / You Were Meant For Me
3.Puff Daddy and Faith EvansI'll Be Missing You
4.Toni BraxtonUn-Break My Heart
5.Puff DaddyCan't Nobody Hold Me Down
6.R. KellyI Believe I Can Fly
7.En VogueDon't Let Go (Love)
8.Mark MorrisonReturn Of The Mack
9.LeAnn RimesHow Do I Live
10.Spice GirlsWannabe
11.Backstreet BoysQuit Playing Games (With My Heart)
13.MonicaFor You I Will
14.UsherYou Make Me Wanna...
15.Meredith BrooksBitch
16.Keith SweatNobody
17.Third Eye BlindSemi-Charmed Life
18.Duncan SheikBarely Breathing
19.Az Yet feat. Peter CeteraHard To Say I'm Sorry
20.Notorious B.I.G.Mo Money Mo Problems
21.Verve PipeThe Freshmen
22.Savage GardenI Want You
23.BLACKstreet feat. Dr. DreNo Diggity
24.RomeI Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)
25.Notorious B.I.G.Hypnotize
26.BabyfaceEvery Time I Close My Eyes
27.Dru HillIn My Bed
28.Spice GirlsSay You'll Be There
29.RobynDo You Know (What It Takes)
30.Boyz II Men4 Seasons Of Loneliness
31.Changing FacesG.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
32.Mariah CareyHoney
33.Whitney HoustonI Believe In You And Me
34.FreaknastyDa' Dip
35.Spice Girls2 Become 1
36.Sister HazelAll For You
38.Paula ColeWhere Have All The Cowboys Gone?
39.Shawn ColvinSunny Came Home
40.Tim McGraw and Faith HillIt's Your Love
41.Gina GOoh Aah... Just A Little Bit
42.Merril BainbridgeMouth
43.Allure feat. 112All Cried Out
44.New EditionI'm Still In Love With You
45.98 DegreesInvisible Man
46.Lil' KimNot Tonight
47.Bone Thugs-N-HarmonyLook Into My Eyes
48.702Get It Together
49.Celine DionAll By Myself
50.Celine DionIt's All Coming Back To Me Now
51.Somethin' For The PeopleMy Love Is The Shhh!
52.No MercyWhere Do You Go
53.Barbra Streisand and Bryan AdamsI Finally Found Someone
54.Foxy Brown feat. Jay-ZI'll Be
55.Sheryl CrowIf It Makes You Happy
56.Dru HillNever Make A Promise
57.JourneyWhen You Love A Woman
58.Magoo And TimbalandUp Jumps Da Boogie
59.Toni BraxtonI Don't Want To / I Love Me Some Him
60.Sheryl CrowEveryday Is A Winding Road
61.Mc LyteCold Rock A Party
63.Sarah McLachlanBuilding A Mystery
64.Donna LewisI Love You Always Forever
65.White TownYour Woman
66.CoolioC U When U Get There
67.Eric ClaptonChange The World
68.B-Rock and The BizzMy Baby Daddy
70.R. KellyGotham City
71.Az YetLast Night
72.Various ArtistsESPN Presents The Jock Jam
73.Heavy DBig Daddy
74.TotalWhat About Us
76.Montell JordanWhat's On Tonight
77.Bruce SpringsteenSecret Garden
78.AaliyahThe One I Gave My Heart To
79.SealFly Like An Eagle
80.Lil' KimNo Time
81.Luscious JacksonNaked Eye
82.Los Del RioMacarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
83.Erykah BaduOn and On
84.JoeDon't Wanna Be A Player
85.Warren GI Shot The Sheriff
86.Brian McKnight feat. MaseYou Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)
87.MadonnaDon't Cry For Me Argentina
89.Michael BoltonGo The Distance
90.Real McCoyOne More Time
91.NextButta Love
92.Mr. PresidentCoco Jamboo
93.Keith SweatTwisted
94.AquaBarbie Girl
95.CranberriesWhen You're Gone / Free To Decide
96.DJ KoolLet Me Clear My Throat
97.Blackout AllstarsI Like It
98.Toni BraxtonYou're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow
99.MadonnaYou Must Love Me
100.Ray JLet It Go

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1997


  1. Jennifer
  2. Melissa
  3. Amanda
  4. Jessica
  5. Amy


  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Jason
  4. David
  5. James

Class of 1997 Reunion

Your 20 year reunion is only 1 year away!

Class of 1997: If are part of the 1997 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1997 and reconnect with fellow class of '97 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1997 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1997, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1997, try the Class of 1996 or the Class of 1998.