Also in 1997
The following events also occurred in 1997...
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).
Ellen DeGeneres announced to the world that she is gay.
Mike Tyson faced Evander Holyfield in the infamous match in which Iron Mike bit a chunk off of Holyfield's ear.
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.
Titanic reigned supreme at the box office and Celine Dion's theme song from the movie dominated radio stations everywhere.
The electronic pet, Tamagotchi, made housetraining pets a lot easier.
One hit wonders from Hanson and Chubbawumba hit the radio waves.