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Thursday 23 January 1997

1997-01-23

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. 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. Chasing Amy, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Chasing Amy

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee

Country: United States

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Scream

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Country: United States

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Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker

Country: United States

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Jerry Maguire

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Zellweger

Country: United States

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Daylight

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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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Coltrane's Planes and Automobiles

Starring: Robbie Coltrane

Country: United Kingdom

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Monkey Business

Starring: Mike Colbourne

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 January 1997 ?

Holidays:
  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Mir Aimal Kasi receives the death sentence for a 1993 assault rifle attack outside US Central Intelligence Agency headquarters that killed two and wounded three others.
  • Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.
  • Antonis Daglis, a 23-year-old Greek truck driver is sentenced to thirteen consecutive life sentences, plus 25 years for the serial slayings of three women and the attempted murder of six others.
  • Mir Aimal Kasi is sentenced to death for a 1993 assault rifle attack outside CIA headquarters that killed 2 and wounded 3.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Where the Jobs Are -- Jan. 20, 1997
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9569
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.362

Books

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

The Book of Ruth

By: Jane Hamilton

Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and love.

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A Reporter's Life

By: Walter Cronkite

"IMMEDIATELY ENGROSSING . . . [A] SPLENDID MEMOIR."--The Wall Street Journal"Run, don't walk to the nearest bookstore and treat yourself to the most heartwarming, nostalgia-producing book you will have read in many a year."--Ann

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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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The Rules

By: Ellen Fein, Sherrie Schneider

For the first time in one volume--in a special oversized format--comes "The Rules" and "The Rules II," the phenomenal bestsellers that captured the interest of millions of readers in search of Mr.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Balls of Steel

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: 3D Realms

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Big Thinkers!

Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Steam

Genre: Adventure, Edutainment

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

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Cleopatra Fortune

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, mobile phones

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Taito Altron (PlayStation and Dreamcast ports)

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Final Liberation

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: SSI, GOG Ltd

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V-Rally

Platform: PlayStation, Windows, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Infogrames Electronic Arts Spike Ocean Software Atari

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