Thursday May 01, 1997

US date format: 5/1/1997, UK date format: 1/5/1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Jake Foushee and Miles Ocampo. In that special week of May 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. L.A. Confidential, directed by Curtis Hanson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Gift Of Peace by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vanishing Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok or Final Liberation.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 01, 1997?


Holidays

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
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Events

  • Toni Blair elected Prime Minister of the UK

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • : AKA Flipper, dolphin, dies at 40.

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

Happy Together

Happy Together

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Chen Chang, Gregory Dayton

Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami

Starring: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Funny Games

Funny Games

Directed by: Michael Haneke

Starring: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

The Sweet Hereafter

The Sweet Hereafter

Directed by: Atom Egoyan

Starring: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

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Music charts

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Sport Games on May 01, 1997

Sport Games on May 01, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Miami Heat - Orlando Magic : 91 - 99
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Phoenix Suns : 122 - 115
See all Basketball game results of May 01, 1997

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Charlton : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of May 01, 1997

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

Shapes of the Invisible

Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

Bullyparade

Bullyparade

Directed by: Michael Herbig

Die Camper

Die Camper

Spawn

Spawn

Magazine Covers

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

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Gift Of Peace by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

The Gift Of Peace

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Joseph Cardinal Bernardin's gentle leadership throughout his life of ministerial service had made him an internationally beloved figure, but the words he left behind about his final journey would change the

Planet Of Twilight by Barbara Hambly

Planet Of Twilight

By:

New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly returns to the Star Wars(r) universe to tell a breathtaking tale of a mysterious world where the battle between the New Republic and the

Affair by Amanda Quick

Affair

By:

Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex.Yet

Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

Evening Class

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It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That's where the real passion was lurking.They came together at Mountainview College, a down-at-the-heels secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin,

Underboss by Peter Maas

Underboss

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Sammy the Bull Gravano is the highest-ranking member of the Mafia in America ever to defeat. In telling Gravano's story, Peter Maas brings us as never before into the innermost sanctums of the Cosa Nostra as if we were there …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok

Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok

Platform: Mac OS Microsoft Windows

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Fox Interactive

F1 Pole Position 64 Human Grand Prix: The New Generation

F1 Pole Position 64 Human Grand Prix: The New Generation

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Ubisoft

Gloom 3

Gloom 3

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Action, Adventure

Publisher: Guildhall

Dark Angel

Dark Angel

Platform: PC

Genre: 2D Platform game (run-and-gun), action-adventure

Publisher: Vicarious Visions

Final Liberation

Final Liberation

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: SSI, GOG Ltd


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