30 Things That Happened in 1997

1997 was 20 year ago. Let that sink in for a minute. It's hard to imagine that so much that happened that year was 20 years ago already. I've already shared why I think 1997 was the best year in music but the rest of the year was pretty awesome too. So here are 30 things that happened in 1997. What do you remember the most from that year?

Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule from UK rule

Madeleine Albright becomes the first female Secretary of State for the first time in United States history

Chris Farley dies from a drug overdose

Men in Black

Tara Lipinski, 14, becomes the youngest women's world figure skating champion.

The Lion King Musical on Broadway debuts

Spacecraft Pathfinder Lands On Mars

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris August 31st


Mother Teresa dies in Calcutta

Dennis Rodman kicks sideline cameraman in the groin & is suspended for 11 games

Ellen DeGeneres announced she was gay

South Park

Mike Tyson Bites Evander Holyfield's ear during a match

A jury finds OJ Simpson guilty

In May 1997 the rest of the world finally gets it's hands on the Japanese Tamagotchi

Tyra Banks is the first black model to have a solo Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover.

Pokemon is first released

My Best Friend's Wedding

"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" is published

Scientists reveal the first successful cloning of a sheep named Dolly in Scotland

Notorious B.I.G. Shot killed in drive by shooting

The Teletubbies and that weird baby in the sun make their debut

Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker tie the knot

We said goodbye to Joe the Camel

Chloƫ Grace Moretz is born

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