USA’s new series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. takes us back to 1997 when the LAPD began investigating the murders of two ‘90s rap icons. For some viewers, this will seem like ancient history but for others, it might be a period piece from their own childhoods -- a golden age of technology, entertainment, and fun food. Here are 11 things that will surely bring back memories if you lived through 1997.
The murder of Christopher Wallace (aka The Notorious B.I.G.) in 1997, following the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur, was not only one of the biggest news stories of the year, but it also remains important decades later. USA’s new limited series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. will explore the case, spanning two separate investigations -- one in 1997 and one in 2006. This got us thinking about other big news stories of 1997. Maybe they don’t all deserve their own TV series (and, yes, one has already gotten one), but just remembering these stories has brought us back to the 1990s.