Hey, its 1997!
Here are a few notable things that happened this year:
Hong Kong returns to Chinese rule;
O. J. Simpson found liable in civil suit;
Nobel Prize for Economics is won by Long Term Capital Management stars Robert Merton and Myron Scholes.
Titanic hits theaters — along with The Full Monty, Good Will Hunting, and L.A. Confidential;
Ellen DeGeneres outs herself;
Skynet launches nuclear attack on mankind;
Eric Clapton wins a Grammy for Change the World
J. K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter is published in the U.K.
Princess Diana, Jacques Cousteau, John Denver, Mother Theresa, and James Stewart all die.
Oh, and the Dow Jones Industrials hit 7,100.