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This Is What The World Was Like In 1997

It was one hell of a crazy year.

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6. Elton John rewrote his 1973 single "Candle in the Wind" in tribute to his friend Princess Diana. The rewritten version went on to become the second best-selling single of all time.

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34. And finally, for better or for worse, George Lucas released the Star Wars special editions.

The movies were updated and re-released in theaters to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope. The reworked ending of Return of the Jedi also gave everyone a peek at what the prequels would look like, as it featured a small glimpse of the city of Coruscant.

CORRECTION

The Lost World: Jurassic Park was one of the biggest films of 1997. An earlier version of this post misstated the name of the film.