Wednesday 30 April 1997
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ian Thomas and Michael Sutthakorn.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G..
In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, directed by Jay Roach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997
while The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Loriot.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bravo Air Race or Dungeon Keeper.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 April 1997 ?
- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
- LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
- Saint Eutropius
- Saint Maximus, 3rd century martyr
- Saint Marianus and James, martyrs in Numidia in 259
- Scandinavia - The arrival of spring, Walpurgis Night.
- Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
- Roman Empire - third day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Blessed Hildegard
- Blessed Radolf of Affligem
- Blessed Rosemonde
- Vietnam - Liberation Day.
- Bealtaine Eve (From either Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic). Originally a Celtic Druid holiday.
- Saint Suitbert the Younger (d. 807)
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- London Assurance, opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances
- 42 million watch Ellen admit she is gay
- Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April
- Big Ben stops at 12:11pm for 54 minutes
- Tino Martinez hits record 34 RBIs in April
- Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov wounded in assassination attempt.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1997 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
- Puff Daddy - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
- Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
- Monica - For You I Will
- Savage Garden - I Want You
- The Spice Girls - Wannabe
- Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
- AZ Yet - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- Paula Cole - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?
- B-Rock & The Bizz - My Baby Daddy
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