Wednesday 23 April 1997
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alex Ferris .
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.
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, directed by David Mirkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997
while The Partner by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Loriot.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cleopatra Fortune or Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 23 April 1997 ?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Denis Compton: English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1997).
- Titanic, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York City
- 32nd Academy of Country Music Awards: LeAnn Rines, Brooks and Dunn win.
- Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1997 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Puff Daddy - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
- The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
- Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
- Monica - For You I Will
- The Spice Girls - Wannabe
- Savage Garden - I Want You
- Celine Dion - All By Myself
- Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
- AZ Yet - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- Paula Cole - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?
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