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Thursday 1 May 1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 1, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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 Kiss by Kathryn Harrison was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vanishing Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elemental Gearbolt or Gokujou Parodius.
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What the sky looked like on 1 May 1997

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

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

Country: United States

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Happy Together

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

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

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Taste of Cherry

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami

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

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The Sweet Hereafter

Directed by: Atom Egoyan

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

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Funny Games

Directed by: Michael Haneke

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

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Vanishing Man

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Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

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Directed by: Michael Herbig

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Die Camper

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 May 1997 ?

  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bebe: AKA Flipper, dolphin, dies at 40.
  • Toni Blair elected Prime Minister of the UK

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Sport Games on 1 May 1997

American Basketball
  • Miami Heat - Orlando Magic : 91 - 99
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Phoenix Suns : 122 - 115
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Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Charlton : 1 - 0
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 01, 1997 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1997 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
  2. 112 - Cupid
  3. I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face) - Rome
  4. For You I Will (From "Space Jam") - Monica
  5. My Baby Daddy - B-Rock & The Bizz
  6. Big Daddy - Hev-D
  7. 702 - Get It Together
  8. Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
  9. Dru Hill - In My Bed
  10. I'll Be - Foxy Brown Featuring Jay-Z
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Solo En Ti - Enrique Iglesias
  2. Mi Sangre Prisionera - Los Tigres del Norte
  3. Secuestro De Amor - Los Tucanes de Tijuana
  4. Ya Me Voy Para Siempre - Los Temerarios
  5. O Soy O Fui - Marco Antonio Solis
  6. Quien Pierde Mas - Bronco: El Gigante De America
  7. El Destino - Juan Gabriel / Rocio Durcal
  8. Azucar Amargo - Fey
  9. Celine Dion - Sola Otra Vez
  10. Lorenzo Antonio - El No Te Quiere
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly
  2. DJ Quicksilver - Bellissima
  3. No Doubt - Don't Speak
  4. Mama / Who Do You Think You Are? - The Spice Girls
  5. Block Rockin' Beats - The Chemical Brothers


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Kiss

By: Kathryn Harrison

In this acclaimed and groundbreaking memoir, Kathryn Harrison transforms into a work of art the darkest passage imaginable in a young woman’s life: an obsessive love affair between father and daughter

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The Gift Of Peace

By: Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

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

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By: Peter Maas

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 ...

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The Notebook

By: Nicholas Sparks

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.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gokujou Parodius

Gokujou Parodius

Platform: Arcade (medal game)

Genre: Solitary

Publisher: Konami


Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: ASCII Entertainment

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Fighting Force

Platform: PlayStation Microsoft Windows Nintendo 64 PlayStation Network

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Eidos Interactive (PS, Win) Crave Entertainment (N64)

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Colony Wars

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Space combat simulator

Publisher: NA / EU Psygnosis; JP Artdink

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Elemental Gearbolt

Elemental Gearbolt

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: JP Sony Computer Entertainment; NA Working Designs

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Ghost and the Darkness

Studio: Paramount

Format: VHS release

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Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Studio: MGM

Format: VHS release

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The Trigger Effect

Studio: Universal

Format: VHS release

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The Right Stuff

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: DVD release

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