The World Was a Different Place When “Titanic” Debuted

In 1997 a little movie by the name of Titanic opened and the world was a little bit different than it is today. See how things have changed.

Gianni Versace had just been murdered

NBC had seven shows in the Top 10

Pokémon had just been blessed by the Vatican...

...and then Pokemon started giving kids seizures

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

Princess Diana had just died

Mother Teresa too

Tim Duncan was the NBA's #1 draft pick

Steve Jobs got back with Apple

Microsoft bought $150 million shares of Apple

Tony Blair was the UK's new Prime Minister

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

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

Lourdes was just a baby

"Spice" was the best-selling album of the year

These songs were on the radio all the time:

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

Nicole Kidman was on the cover of Vanity Fair

Mariah graced the cover of Cosmo

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

NASA's Pathfinder was exploring the surface of Mars

Gas was cheaper

South Park had just made its debut

This is what Nickelodeon's daytime schedule looked like:

The English Patient won the Oscar for Best Picture

The Florida Marlins had just won the World Series

39 Heaven's Gate cultists committed mass suicide at their compound in San Diego

Madeleine Albright had just become the first female Secretary of State

Two robbers injured 17 police officers during the North Hollywood Shootout

Divorce just became legal in the Republic of Ireland

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

These two just got married

These two got divorced

These two were still doin' it


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