Tuesday 1 July 1997
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Giovanna Santo Pietro .
In that special week of July people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans.
In UK Mmm Bop by Hanson was in the top 5 hits.
Men in Black, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997
while Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Beach Boys.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire or Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 July 1997 ?
- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Giovanna Santo Pietro: American noted family, the son of TV personality Vanna White and her husband, George Santo Pietro, 7.6 lbs.
- Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield
- STS 94 (Columbia 23) launches into orbit
- UK returns Hong Kong to China
- The People's Republic of China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1997 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Puff Daddy & Faith Evans - I'll Be Missing You
- Hanson - MMMbop
- Meredith Brooks - Bitch
- Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
- Bone Thugs N Harmony - Look Into My Eyes
- The Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There
- I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face) - Rome
- Tim McGraw - It's Your Love
- Changing Faces - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T
- The Freshman - The Verve Pipe
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