Friday 28 February 1997
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Olivia Scriven and Kyoko Yoshine.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Wannabe by The Spice Girls.
In UK Where Do You Go by No Mercy was in the top 5 hits.
Donnie Brasco, directed by Mike Newell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997
while The Runaway Jury by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jai Hanuman.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night or Grant, Lee, Sherman: Civil War Generals 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 February 1997 ?
- Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
- Saint Silvana
- Saint Rufinus
- Saint Oswald (d. 992)
- Bah�'f Faith - Day 3 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- Saint Romanus (died 463)
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- Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
- WFAA-TV becomes the first TV station in the USA to start broadcasting their newscasts in HDTV on a VHF channel.
- The North Hollywood shootout takes place between two heavily armed bank robbers and officers of the Los Angeles Police Department.
- FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia.
- Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US.
- An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people
- GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.
- North Hollywood shootout: Two robbers wearing kevlar body armor armed with AK-47s containing armor-piercing bullets injure 17 police officers and civilians in a gun battle. The incident sparked debate on the appropriate firepower for United States patrol officers to have available in similar situations in the future.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1997 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Spice Girls - Wannabe
- Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
- Puff Daddy - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
- R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
- Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
- En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
- Dru Hill - In My Bed
- Madonna - Don't Cry For Me Argentina
- Keith Sweat - Nobody
- Babyface - Every Time I Close My Eyes
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