WrestleMania Time Capsule: 1997

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March 23, 1997

The following events also occurred in 1997...

Titanic reigned supreme at the box office and Celine Dion's theme song from the movie dominated radio stations everywhere.

The Lion King made its historic debut on Broadway.

The talking Chihuahua had people everywhere scrambling to the nearest Taco Bell.

Dolly became the controversial first-ever cloned sheep.

The world was introduced to the first-ever set of septuplets (7 children born at once).

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published in London under its original, British title, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

The Spice Girls invaded the United States and became an overnight sensation.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck made names for themselves with Good Will Hunting.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Ally McBeal became the latest hit television shows.

The Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XXXI in 1997.

The Green Bay Packers defeated the New England Patriots, 35-21, in Super Bowl XXXI. Return man Desmond Howard became the first special-teams player to be named Super Bowl MVP.

One hit wonders from Hanson ("MMMBop") and Chumbawamba ("Tubthumping") hit the radio waves.

The electronic pet, Tamagotchi, made housetraining pets a lot easier.

Celine Dion won Album of the Year at the 1997 Grammys for Falling Into You. Eric Clapton’s “Change the World” captured both Record and Song of the Year.

The English Patient won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz, 4 games to 2, in the NBA Finals; Jordan was voted the series MVP.

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