Pop Culture Madness!

1997 Trivia

<< - 1996
World Series Champions:
Florida Marlins
Superbowl XXXI Champions:
Green Bay Packers
NBA Champions:
Chicago Bulls
Stanley Cup Champs:
Detroit Red Wings
U.S. Open Golf:
Ernie Ells
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Patrick Rafter/Martina Hingis
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Pete Sampras/Martinga Hingis
NCAA Football Champions:
Michigan & Nebraska
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
Silver Charm
The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Tyra Banks, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Heidi Klum, Rebecca Romijn, Victoria Silvstedt, Niki Taylor, Claudia Schiffer
"The Quotes"

"Oh my God! They killed Kenny!"
- South Park

"There are some things that money canít buy. For everything else thereís MasterCard"

"I'm king of the world!"
- Leonardo DiCaprio, in 'Titanic'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Andy Grove
Miss America:
Tara Holland (Overland Park, KS)
Miss USA:
Brook Mahealani Lee (Hawaii)/ Brandi Sherwood (Idaho)
The Scandals:

Marv Albert went on trial for felony charges of forcible sodomy, which involved the alleged repeated biting of an unnamed female sex partner.

Eddie Murphy was stopped by the police with a transsexual prostitute. He explained that it was all a misunderstanding; he was mere giving the young lady/ man a ride.
The Globe tabloid paper revealed an affair between Frank Gifford and Trans World Airlines flight attendant Suzen Johnson. The incident was at first not believed by his wife, Kathie Lee Gifford.

Airplane Celebrity Death: John Denver

Hip Hop Violent Death:Notorious B.I.G. (gunshot)

Princess Motorcade Death: Princess Diana was killed in a speeding motorcade crash in the Pont e l'Alma tunnel in Paris, France, some say it was a planned assasination/murder.

Movie & TV Star Death
: Chris Farley (cocaine and heroin overdose)

Rock Star Death
: Michael Hutchence (accidental?) autoerotic asphyxiation

Movie Death: Jimmy Stewart, actor and WW II hero, age 89

Nerd News:

LeAnn Rimes was the youngest person ever to win the 'Best New Artist" Grammy.

Purell was launched as a product for consumers. It had been used by healthcare workers since 1988.

'Titanic' won 11 Oscars.

WebMD went online in 1997.

Pfizer's Lipitor has been reducing cholesterol since 1997.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 19907: $1,200,000

NOT a Surprise:
Ellen DeGeneres admitted that she was gay on her sitcom
The Habit:

Watching Titanic at the theater

1st appearances & 1997's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Beanie Babies become the must-have toy for Christmas 1997. Teletubby toys, Pokemon, Tamagotchi, Spice Girls Dolls, Repunzel Barbie
The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Titanic
2. Men In Black
3. The Lost Word: Jurassic park
4. Liar Liar
5. Air Force One
6. As Good As It Gets
7. Good Will Hunting
8. Star Wars (Special Edition)
9. My Best Friend's Wedding
10 Tomorrow Never Dies
11. Face/Off
1997 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Seinfeld (NBC)
2. E.R. (NBC)
3. Veronica's Closet (NBC)
4. Friends (NBC)
5. Touched By An Angel (CBS)
6. 60 Minutes (CBS)
7. Union Square (NBC)
8. Frasier (NBC)
9. Home Improvement (ABC)
10. Just Shoot Me (NBC)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1997 include:
Aaliyah, Erykah Badu, Blackstreet, Boyz II Men, Destiny's Child, Dru Hill, Elton John, En Vogue, Faith Evans, Foxy Brown, Hanson, Jagged Edge, Jewel, Keith Sweat, LeAnn Rimes, Lil Kim, Lonestar, Mase, Mariah Carey, Martina McBride, Mase, Matchbox Twenty, MC Lite, Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott, Notorious B.I.G., 112, Puff Daddy, R. Kelly, Savage Garden, Sheryl Crow, Spice Girls, Sugar Ray, 2Pac, Third Eye Blind, The Wallflowers, Will Smith, Whitney Houston, Wyclef Jean

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1997:
December 7, 1996 - February 21, 1997: Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart

February 22, 1997 - March 21, 1997: Spice Girls - Wannabe

March 22, 1997 - May 2, 1997: Puff Daddy featuring Mase - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down

May 3, 1997 - May 23, 1997: The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize

May 24, 1997 - June 13, 1997: Hanson - MMMBop

June 14, 1997 - August 29, 1997: Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112 - I'll Be Missing You

August 30, 1997 - September 12, 1997: The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy & Mase - Mo Money Mo Problems

September 13, 1997 - October 3, 1997: Mariah Carey - Honey

October 4, 1997 - October 10, 1997: Boyz II Men - 4 Seasons of Loneliness

October 11, 1997 - January 16, 1998: Elton John - Candle in the Wind '97