Tuesday 11 November 1997, Veteran's Day
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jack Dail and Jacob Whitesides.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John.
In UK Barbie Girl by Aqua was in the top 5 hits.
The Jackal, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997
while Diana: Her True Story, In Her Own Words by Andrew Morton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching I'm Alan Partridge.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Famista 64 or Ghost in the Shell.
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Which were the important events of 11 November 1997 ?
- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
- Poland - Independence Day (1918)
- R.C. Saints - Martin of Tours
- Angola - Independence Day (1975)
- Opening of carnival season in Germany ("Karneval"/"Fasching" on 11-11, at 11:11), the Netherlands, and other countries
- Also see November 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- United States - Veterans Day (Formerly "Armistice Day")
- South Korea - Pepero Day
Famous Birthdays:11 November
- Rod Milburn: American hurdler and coach (d. 1997).
- CBS News anchor Dan Rather has renewed his contract to 2002
- Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
- WNBA expands to Detroit and Washington DC
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1997 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Elton John - Candle In The Wind 1997
- Elton John - Something About The Way You Look Tonight
- Usher - You Make Me Wanna..
- LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live
- Boyz II Men - 4 Seasons Of Loneliness
- Allure - All Cried Out
- Somethin' For The People - My Love Is The Shhh!
- Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
- LSG - My Body
- Aaliyah - The One I Gave My Heart To
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