Sunday 12 January 1997
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton.
In UK Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big) by Tori Amos was in the top 5 hits.
Scream, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997
while Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 12 January 1997 ?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
Famous Birthdays:See famous people born on 12 January
- Jean Writer-Edern Hallier: Dies at 60.
- Jill Summers: Actress (Agatha Coronation Street), dies at 86.
- Charles Huggins: Canadian-American physician and physiologist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997).
- Jean-Edern Hallier: French writer and talk-show host, a provocative figure on France's intellectual scene for decades.
- 17th United Negro College Fund raises
- Chrysler-Plymouth LPGA Tournament of Champions
- HAL became operational (2001: A Space Odyssey)
- Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated
- Wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament Of Champions
- Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space.
- Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions.
- Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Golf Championships.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1997 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
- R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
- En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
- Keith Sweat - Nobody
- Whitney Houston - I Believe In You And Me
- BLACKstreet - No Diggity
- New Edition - I'm Still In Love With You
- Merril Bainbridge - Mouth
- AZ Yet - Last Night
- Celine Dion - It's All Coming Back To Me Now
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