1997 is the 998th year of the 2nd millennium.
- Applied Cryogenics suffers a power failure. It will be the last one for at least three years.
- August - Fry meets Seymour Asses in Old New York.
- A can of of anchovies ("Angry Norwegian Anchovies" brand) is produced. In the year 3000 it will be the last existing can of anchovies.
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