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Friday 23 May 1997

1997-05-23

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to MMMbop by Hanson. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Underboss by Peter Maas 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 ?

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite

Country: United States

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The Fifth Element

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman

Country: United States

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Directed by: Jay Roach

Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York

Country: United States

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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Directed by: David Mirkin

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo

Country: United States

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Grosse Pointe Blank

Directed by: George Armitage

Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd

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 23 May 1997 ?

Holidays:
  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • King David, closes at New Amsterdam Theater, New York City
  • Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV.
  • Mohammad Khatami won at 1997 Iranian presidential election and became first Iranian Reformist President.
  • Strom Thurmond becomes the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Senate (41 years and 10 months).
  • A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.380
  • Time: What America's greatest art reveals about our national character
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9587

Books

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

Underboss

By: Peter Maas

Sammy the Bull Gravano is the highest-ranking member of the Mafia in America ever to defeat. In telling Gravano's story, Peter Maas brings us as never before into the innermost sanctums of the Cosa Nostra as if we were there ...

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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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Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham

By: Billy Graham

Hailed as "the world's preacher," Billy Graham has enjoyed a career that has spanned six decades and his ministry of faith has touched the hearts and souls of millions.

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Pretend You Don'T See Her

By: Mary Higgins Clark

Pretend You Don't See Her is the story of Lacey Farrell, a rising star on Manhattan's high-powered real estate scene. Lacey becomes the witness to a murder and hears the dying words of the victim, a woman who is convinced ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

7th Legion

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: MicroProse

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Blast Corps

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Action, puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo

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Diddy Kong Racing

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Rare

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Gloom 3

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Action, Adventure

Publisher: Guildhall

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The Bombing Islands

Platform: Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, PlayStation Network

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Kemco

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