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Thursday 17 April 1997

1997-04-17

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. Grosse Pointe Blank, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Partner by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Grosse Pointe Blank

Directed by: George Armitage

Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd

Country: United States

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Liar Liar

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Starring: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper

Country: United States

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Crash

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas

Country: United States

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Donnie Brasco

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen

Country: United States

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Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love

Directed by: Mira Nair

Starring: Naveen Andrews, Sarita Choudhury, Indira Varma

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Zoo TV: The Television Series

Starring: Lisa Shock

Country: United States

Spy Game

Written by: Sam Raimi, John McNamara, Ivan Raimi

Starring: Linden Ashby, Allison Smith, Bruce McCarty

Country: United States

Brass Eye

Starring: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Country: United Kingdom

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Fortean TV

Starring: Lionel Fanthorpe

Country: United Kingdom

Really Wild Animals

Starring: Dudley Moore, Billy West

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1997 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Chaim Herzog: Israeli politician, soldier, lawyer and author who served as the sixth President of Israel.
Facts:
  • New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur is second NHL goalie to score in a playoff game.
  • John Bell, 115, recieves new heart pacemaker.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1997?

  • Time: Actress/comedian Ellen DeGeneres announcing to the world 'Yep, I'm Gay.'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9582
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.374

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Partner

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROnce he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm—and ran for his life.

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The Runaway Jury

By: John Grisham

Every jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him. In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake beginsroutinely, then swerves mysteriously off course.

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8 Weeks to Optimum Health

By: Andrew Weil

Now expanded and updated–the #1 New York Times bestselling book in which one of America’s most brilliant doctors shares his famous program for improving and protecting your healthEight Weeks to Optimum Health lays out Dr.

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The English Patient

By: Michael Ondaatje

With unsettling beauty and intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II.The

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ace Combat 2

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Namco

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AirCars

AirCars

Platform: Atari Jaguar

Genre: 3D shooter

Publisher: ICD, Inc.

Arkanoid: Doh It Again

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Breakout

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Front Mission 2

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: Squaresoft

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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: LucasArts

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