Princess Diana was killed in a speeding motorcade crash in the Pont e l'Alma tunnel in Paris, France.
LeAnn Rimes was the youngest person ever to win the 'Best New Artist" Grammy.
The Movie 'Titanic' won 11 Oscars.
Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales get divorced.
Singer John Denver is killed in an airplane crash.
Popular Movies in 1997 include As Good as It Gets, The Full Monty, Good Will Hunting, The Ice Storm, L.A. Confidential, Titanic.
The dreaded Bird Flu, (Avian Influenza), was first documented in a human leading to 1.25 million chickens being slaughtered in Hong Kong.
The Heavens Gate Cult Commits Mass Suicides in California.
The television ratings system debuts on cable stations and broadcast networks. The ratings appear for 15 seconds in the upper left-hand corner of the screen at the beginning of each show.
Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Mike Tyson Bites Evander Holyfield's ear during a match and is suspended from boxing.
Marv Albert went on trial for felony charges of forcible sodomy, which involved the alleged repeated biting of an unnamed female sex partner.
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* Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John
* I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy and Faith Evans
* Un-Break My Heart - Toni 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
* Wannabe - Spice Girls
* Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) - Backstreet Boys
* MMMBop - Hanson
* For You I Will - Monica
* Bitch - Meredith Brooks
* Nobody - Keith Sweat
* Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
* Barely Breathing - Duncan Sheik
* Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Az Yet feat. Peter Cetera
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* I Want You - Savage Garden