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William J. Clinton 42nd President of the U.S. Served from Jan. 20, 1993 – Jan. 20, 2001 1997 Ferrari F50

“You have to make a conscious decision to change for your own wellbeing and that of your family and your country.” — Bill Clinton

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Al Gore 45th Vice President of the U.S. Served from Jan. 20, 1993 – Jan. 20, 2001

World events

• Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule from UK rule • Israelis pull out of Hebron on West Bank • Diana, Princess of Wales, is killed in a car crash in Paris • Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of UK • Mother Teresa dies in Calcutta, India • El Nino forms in the oceans between Australia causing unstable weather conditions including hurricanes and drought • Stock markets around the world crash because of a global economic crisis scare and in response to a 554.26 point free fall. NYSE officials invoked the “circuit break-

er” rule to put a halt to trading. • Hong Kong kills all the chickens within its territory to stop the spread of the Avian Flu

U.S. news

Princess Diana

• Madeline Albright becomes the first female U.S. Secretary of State • Microsoft becomes the world’s most valuable company valued at $261 billion • Heaven’s Gate cult commits mass suicide in California • The Dow closes above 7,000 for the first time • Mike Tyson bikes Evander Holyfield’s ear during a boxing match • Woolworths closes its stores after more than 100 years of trading

BORN THIS YEAR: Chloe Grace Moretz, actress. Above left: Roc Royal, singer; Olivia Holt, actress; Jake Short, actor;  Bella Thorne, actress.

• A civil jury panel finds O.J. Simpson guilty • Tiger Woods, 21, becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters • Steve Jobs returns to run Apple


• Scotland scientists clone an adult sheep name Dolly • The comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to earth • Mars Pathfinder lands on the surface of Mars • Alaska sees more ground ice breaking off due to the greenhouse effect

Popular culture

• The Simpsons becomes the longest-running prime-time animated series • Notorious B.I.G. shot and killed in drive-by shooting


• Titanic • The Lost World: Jurrasic Park • Men in Black • Tomorrow Never Dies • Air Force One • As Good As It Gets • Liar, Liar

TV shows

• Buffy the Vampire Slayer • South Park • Stargate SG-1 • Oz • Ally McBeal • King of the Hill • Just Shoot Me! • Dharma & Greg • The Practice • La Femme Nikita

Braxton • “I Believe I Can Fly,” R. Kelly • “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes • “Semi-Charmed Life,” Third Eye Blind • “Hypnotize,” Notorious B.I.G. • “Quit Playing Games,” Backstreet Boys

Income per year .... $37,006 Minimum wage ........... $5.15 New house ......... $176,200 Monthly rent ................. $576 New car ................. $16,900 Gallon of gas ............... $1.22 Dozen eggs ................. $1.17 Gallon of milk ............... $3.22 Loaf of bread ............... $1.17 First-class stamp ........... 32¢ Movie ticket ................. $4.50


• “Candle in the Wind,” Elton John • “I’ll Be Missing You,” Puff Daddy and Faith Evans • “Un-Break My Heart,” Toni

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Remember When 1997  

What life was like in 1997... news, entertainment, cars and cost of living!

Remember When 1997  

What life was like in 1997... news, entertainment, cars and cost of living!