Test your knowledge of events from 1997

15 YEARS: 1990-2005

Eight years ago, pop confections from a bunch of Brit babes and a trio of brothers from Oklahoma ruled the airwaves. In cineplexes, a bumbling spy (literally brought in from the cold) saved the world, and a large iceberg showed an unsinkable ocean liner who was boss. What do you remember from 1997?

1 When Austin Powers (Mike Myers) and Miss Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley) go undercover as a married couple, what celeb names do they take?

2 What is the name of the drug-themed comic book inked (not traced) by Ben Affleck’s lesbian-obsessed character in Chasing Amy?

3 Match the man with the movie in which he portrayed a U.S. president:

A Harrison Ford
B Bill Clinton
C Anthony Hopkins
D Gene Hackman

1 Absolute Power
2 Contact
3 Amistad
4 Air Force One

4 In Conspiracy Theory, what book does cabdriver Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) believe to be a trigger to activate government assassins?

5 To which game of the 1975 World Series did Dr. Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) give up his ticket in order to meet his future wife in Good Will Hunting?

6 What is Dirk Diggler’s real name in Boogie Nights?

7 What is the name of the priceless blue diamond presumed lost in Titanic?

8 Which one of the Hanson brothers played drums?

9 What is the title of the ill-fated play staged in Waiting for Guffman?

10 We know that Posh Spice, a.k.a. Victoria Adams, is married to soccer star David Beckham. Match each of the other Spice Girls with her real name:

A Ginger Spice
B Sporty Spice
C Scary Spice
D Baby Spice

1 Melanie Brown
2 Emma Bunton
3 Geri Halliwell
4 Melanie Chisholm


1. Richie Cunningham and Oprah; 2. Bluntman and Chronic; 3. A-4, B-2, C-3, D-1; 4. The Catcher in the Rye; 5. Game 6; 6. Eddie Adams 7. The Heart of the Ocean; 8. Zac; 9. Red, White, and Blaine; 10. A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2