- Bill Clinton is inaugurated for his second term in office. The English Patient wins Best Picture. And the video game Duke Nukem Forever, the next installment in the series that arguably invented first person shooter games, begins production. Now, 14 years later, we have a release date announced this morning: May 3rd. The intervening 14 years have been a post-apocalyptic hellscape of management shakeups, legal maneuvers, artistic pique, and just general messiness. The rights to the character have changed hands. But Duke Nukem (Has Taken) Forever will finally be on shelves. Will the world still want a musclehead unironic badass? We'll find out.
This is what got the Grammy for best song in 1997:
This album won for best alternative. And it's better than the Clapton song: