What The World Was Like The First Time “Titanic” Was In Theaters…

Ah, 1997.

1. Gianni Versace had just been murdered.

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2. NBC had seven shows in the Top 10.

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3. Pokémon had just been blessed by the Vatican…

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4. …and then Pokemon started giving kids seizures.

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5. 14-year-old Tara Lipinski had just become the youngest women’s world figure skating champion.

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6. Princess Diana had just died.

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7. Mother Teresa too.

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8. Tim Duncan was the NBA’s #1 draft pick.

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9. Steve Jobs got back with Apple.

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10. Microsoft bought $150 million shares of Apple.

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11. Tony Blair was the UK’s new Prime Minister.

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12. Scotland had just created its own Parliament after 290 years of union with England.

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13. The 117-year-old F.W. Woolworth Company closed for business.

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14. Lourdes was just a baby.

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15. “Spice” was the best-selling album of the year.

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16. These songs were on the radio all the time:

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17. This was MTV’s Music Video of the Year:

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18. This was what the cover of Rolling Stone looked like that week:

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19. Nicole Kidman was on the cover of Vanity Fair.

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20. Mariah graced the cover of Cosmo.

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21. The Comet Hale-Bopp just made its closest approach to Earth.

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22. NASA’s Pathfinder was exploring the surface of Mars.

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23. Gas was cheaper.

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24. South Park had just made its debut.

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25. This is what the Daily Show looked like:

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26. This is what Nickelodeon’s daytime schedule looked like:

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27. The English Patient won the Oscar for Best Picture.

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28. The Florida Marlins had just won the World Series.

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29. 39 Heaven’s Gate cultists committed mass suicide at their compound in San Diego.

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30. Madeleine Albright had just become the first female Secretary of State.

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31. Two robbers injured 17 police officers during the North Hollywood Shootout.

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32. Divorce just became legal in the Republic of Ireland.

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33. Bill Clinton had barred federal funding for any research on human cloning.

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34. These two just got married.

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35. These two got divorced.

Viggo Mortensen and X singer Exene Cervenka.

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36. These two were still doin’ it.

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