(Saturday, April 19, 1997) — “You Were Meant for Me” by Jewel peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘You Were Meant for Me’ by Jewel peaks at #2 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 19 1997)
Video: 'Tiger Woods wins the US Masters 1997'
(Sunday, April 13, 1997) — Tiger Woods, at age 21 years and 3 1/2 months, became both the youngest and the first non-white player to win the Masters Tournament today by a record 12 strokes at Augusta National Golf Club. Continue reading Tiger Woods becomes youngest and first non-white player to win Masters Tournament 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 13 1997)
(Saturday, April 5, 1997) — “Everyday Is a Winding Road” by Sheryl Crow peaked at #11 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: '1997 Oscars' (26 videos)
(Monday, March 24, 1997, 6:00 p.m.-9:34 p.m. PST) — The English Patient, a British-American romantic drama film about a man dying from third-degree burns who remembers a tragic wartime romance, won nine Oscars tonight at the 69th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Anthony Minghella) and Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche). Continue reading ‘The English Patient’ wins Best Picture at 69th Academy Awards 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 24 1997)
(Saturday, March 22, 1997) — “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” by Puff Daddy featuring Mase peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for six consecutive weeks (Mar. 22/29, Apr. 5/12/19/26, 1997). Continue reading ‘Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down’ by Puff Daddy featuring Mase peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 22 1997)
Video: 'On this day: Paul McCartney gets knighted'
(Tuesday, March 11, 1997, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. GMT) — Paul McCartney was formally invested with his knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II today as screaming fans waited outside Buckingham Palace to see the former Beatle. Continue reading Queen Elizabeth knights Paul McCartney 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1997)
Video: 'Is this the man who shot Biggie Smalls? (Must See)'
(Sunday, March 9, 1997, 12:45 a.m. PST) — Notorious B.I.G., a gangsta rap artist who turned his drug-dealing past on the streets of Brooklyn into a platinum-selling recording career, was was shot four times this morning in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting in Los Angeles which led to his death 30 minutes later. Continue reading Rapper Notorious B.I.G. shot to death 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 9 1997)
(Saturday, March 1, 1997) — “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” by Madonna peaked at #8 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was Madonna’s 30th of 38 top ten hits on the chart (1984-2012).
Video: 'Clapton + Babyface - Change the World'97'
(Wednesday, February 26, 1997, 8:00-11:00 p.m. EST) — Love songs reigned tonight at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Continue reading Babyface wins four Grammy Awards 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay (Feb 26 1997)
Video: '2/23/1997 NBC/WKYC Partial Intershow and Schindler's List Introduction' (film introduced at 6:28)
(Sunday, February 23, 1997, 7:30-11:00 p.m. EST) — Schindler’s List, the true story of a Nazi war profiteer who saved the lives of 1,100 Jews during World War II, became the first network program to bear the maximum rating of TV-M — for mature audiences — when it aired tonight on NBC. Continue reading NBC airs ‘Schindler’s List’ virtually uncut, commercial free 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1997)