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Wednesday 24 December 1997

1997-12-24

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. In UK Perfect Day by Various Artists was in the top 5 hits. Jackie Brown, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... And It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson 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 30 days ?

Jackie Brown

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster

Country: United States

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As Good as It Gets

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

Country: United States

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Tomorrow Never Dies

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh

Country: United States

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Titanic

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

Country: United States

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Home Alone 3

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Starring: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

I'm Alan Partridge

Starring: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Country: United Kingdom

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The Atheist Experience

Starring: Matt Dillahunty, Tracie Harris

Country: United States

Science Court

Starring: Jennifer Harrison, H. Jon Benjamin, Bill Braudis, Micaela Hebert

Country: United States

The New Batman Adventures

Written by: Bob Kane

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Mathew Valencia, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Country: United States

Between Brothers

Written by: Barry O'Brien, Cheryl Alu

Starring: Kadeem Hardison, Dondre Whitfield, Kelly Perine, Rachael Crawford

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1997 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st time a Chanukah candle is officially lit in Vatican City
  • The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.

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Books

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

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... And It's All Small Stuff

By: Richard Carlson

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff is a book that tells you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: John Berendt

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and ...

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Cold Mountain

By: Charles Frazier

In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to ...

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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II offers more inspiring stories to help you master the game we call life. Today's teens have ever more issues and social pressures to juggle than young adults just 20 years ago.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Asmodeus

Asmodeus

Platform: DOS

Genre: Action-adventure, Roleplaying video game

Publisher: Vochozka Trading

Beasts and Bumpkins

Beasts and Bumpkins

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy Simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Cookie and Bibi 3

Cookie and Bibi 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Semicom

Einhänder

Einhänder

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Square; NA Sony Computer Entertainment; JP Square Enix (PSN)

Extreme-G

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: futuristic racing

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

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