Wednesday January 01, 1997, NewYear’s Day

US date format: 1/1/1997, UK date format: 1/1/1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 1, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Nia Lovelis . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. In UK 2 Become 1 by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. Lost Highway, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Two Fat Ladies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Crow: City of Angels or The Forgotten Realms Archives.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 01, 1997?


Events

  • The Republic of Zaire officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaire.
  • Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan is appointed Secretary General of the United Nations.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Lost Highway

Lost Highway

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

Country: United States of America

Love Jones

Love Jones

Directed by: Theodore Witcher

Starring: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

Eight Days a Week

Eight Days a Week

Directed by: Michael Davis

Starring: Joshua Schaefer, Keri Russell, R.D. Robb, Mark L. Taylor

Strays

Strays

Directed by: Vin Diesel

Starring: Vin Diesel, Joey Dedio, T.K. Kirkland, Mike Epps

Beverly Hills Ninja

Beverly Hills Ninja

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Starring: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou, Nathaniel Parker

Sport Games on January 01, 1997

Sport Games on January 01, 1997


Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bolton - Bradford : 2 - 1
  • Charlton - Ipswich : 1 - 1
  • East Fife - Stirling : 1 - 3
  • Huddersfield - Stoke : 2 - 1
  • Norwich - Portsmouth : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of January 01, 1997

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Shrewsbury - Blackpool : 1 - 3
See all Football game results of January 01, 1997

Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Hartlepool - Hull : 1 - 1
  • Northampton - Cardiff : 4 - 0
  • Torquay - Brighton : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of January 01, 1997

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Arsenal - Middlesbrough : 2 - 0
  • Chelsea - Liverpool : 1 - 0
  • Coventry - Sunderland : 2 - 2
  • Dundee United - Aberdeen : 4 - 0
  • Dunfermline - Raith Rvs : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of January 01, 1997

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Two Fat Ladies

Two Fat Ladies

Starring: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

La Femme Nikita

La Femme Nikita

King of the Hill

King of the Hill

Days to next January 01

If January 01, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 8 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • LIFE: Year In Pictures
  • Time: AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho, TIME's Man the Year, examines enlarged image of a T cell infected wit
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9567
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.359360
  • Wired: Wired - January, 1997

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite

A Reporter's Life

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"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

Living Faith by Jimmy Carter

Living Faith

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For almost three decades, President Carter has regularly spent part of each Sunday reading from scripture and sharing his personal faith with neighbors, friends, and visitors at his Baptist church in

Desperation by Stephen King

Desperation

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Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is not easy as it would seem…"I see holes like eyes.

Down In The Garden by Anne Geddes

Down In The Garden

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An exquisite coffee table bookthis volume incorporates ingenious design and gardening wisdom to showcase Anne Geddes' fanciful images. From pots to plots, in flowerboxes and fields, Geddes' unique photos of babies

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

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Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

DoDonPachi

DoDonPachi

Platform: Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, EZweb, i-mode, PlayStation Network

Genre: Manic shooter

Publisher: JP Cave; INT Atlus

The Crow: City of Angels

The Crow: City of Angels

Platform: PlayStation, Saturn, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time

Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Educational, adventure

Publisher: Brøderbund Software (1997–1999) The Learning Company (1999–present)

The Forgotten Realms Archives

The Forgotten Realms Archives

Platform: DOS, Windows

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

あやかし忍伝くの一番 Ayakashi Ninden Kunoichiban

あやかし忍伝くの一番 Ayakashi Ninden Kunoichiban

Platform: PC, PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Dating sim

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 01, 1997?

On January 01, 1997 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is January 01, 1997?

On January 01, 1997 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 01, 1997?

On January 01, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 01, 1997?

On January 01, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 01, 1997?

On January 01, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 01, 1997?

On January 01, 1997 several famous people were born including, Nia Lovelis.

Which famous people died on January 01, 1997?

Famous people died on January 01, 1997 include, John Burgess, Joan Rice, Hagood Hardy.

What was the number one song in January 01, 1997?

The number one song in the week of January 01, 1997 was Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton in US and 2 Become 1 by The Spice Girls in UK.

What were the top hits on January 01, 1997?

The top hits on January 01, 1997 were Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton, I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly, Don't Let Go (Love) by En Vogue in US and 2 Become 1 by The Spice Girls, Perfect Day by Various Artists, Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big) by Tori Amos in UK.


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