Friday 17 January 1997
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jake Paul and Jack Vidgen.
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.
Chasing Amy, directed by Kevin Smith, 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.
On TV people were watching Odoru daisosasen.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing DarkEden or F-22: Air Dominance Fighter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 January 1997 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:17 January
- Clyde William Tombaugh: American astronomer (discovered Pluto), at age 90 (born 1906).
- Asfa Wossen [Amha Selassie]: crown emperor of Ethiopia in exile, dies.
- Andrea Fisher: artist, dies at age 21.
- Bert Kelly: Australian politician (Born 1912).
- Clyde Tombaugh: American astronomer and academic discovered Pluto (d. 1997).
- NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely, fines him $25,000 for kicking cameraman.
- A Delta 2 carrying a GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1997 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
- En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
- R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
- Keith Sweat - Nobody
- Whitney Houston - I Believe In You And Me
- BLACKstreet - No Diggity
- Merril Bainbridge - Mouth
- New Edition - I'm Still In Love With You
- Celine Dion - It's All Coming Back To Me Now
- Seal - Fly Like An Eagle
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