23 Reminders Of What The World Was Like When The Class Of 2015 Was Born

Most high school seniors today were born way back in 1997, and it was a whole different world.

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9. The Simpsons surpassed The Flintstones for the most number of episodes produced for a primetime cartoon series.

It was "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" episode that helped The Simpsons break the record.

14. The Disney Afternoon ended its run after seven years.

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18. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was first published in the UK.

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It would be published in the U.S. under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the following year.

19. George Clooney was named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" and he was best known at the time for his role on the TV series, E.R.

And he would also be known that year as the star of what is considered to be the worst Batman film ever.

22. The Backstreet Boys were just beginning to enjoy success in the U.S. with their debut album, while NSYNC was causing waves in Europe.

NSYNC would not release their debut album in the U.S. until the following year.

23. All of these classic movies were released:

New Line Cinema/ Paramount/Columbia Pictures/Universal/Warner Bros./Miramax

Alright, so Batman & Robin might not be a classic for everybody.