Thursday, July 15, 2010

Back in the Day - 1997

Major News/Sporting Events

  • Hong Kong returns to Chinese rule
  • Heaven's Gate cult commits mass suicide
  • Ellen DeGeneres comes out
  • Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in France
  • Super Bowl XXXI: Packers def. Patriots 35-21
  • World Series: Marlins def. Indians 4-3
  • Silver Charm wins the Kentucky Derby

  • First Class stamp: $0.32
  • Gallon of gas: $1.22
  • Movie ticket: $4.59

Top Movies
  • Titanic
  • Men in Black
  • Air Force One
  • As Good As it Gets
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Top Books
  • Cat & Mouse by James Patterson (F)
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (F)
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (F)
  • Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (NF)
  • Into Thin Air by John Krakauer (NF)

Top Songs
  • Candle in the Wind by Elton John
  • You Were Meant For Me/Foolish Games by Jewel
  • Wannabe by The Spice Girls
  • How Do I Live by LeAnn Rimes
  • Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart) by The Backstreet Boys

Top Television Shows
  • Seinfeld
  • ER
  • Home Improvement
  • 60 Minutes
  • NYPD Blue

  • Grammy Record of the Year: My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
  • Academy Award, Picture of the Year: Titanic
  • Nobel Prize for Literature: Daroi Fo


Katy said...

1997 was only ten years ago but I really only remember seeing (and sleeping through most of) Titanic. I love these posts! =)