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Friday 2 May 1997

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 2, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include BamBam (singer) and Perla Haney-Jardine. 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 Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vanishing Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Fork in the Tale or Beast Wars: Transformers.
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What the sky looked like on 2 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 2 May 1997 ?

  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
  • Saints Exuperius and Zoe
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  • Police arrest transsexual hooker Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy
  • Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders.
  • Mercury Mail announces its one millionth internet subscriber.
  • Donald Trump and Marla Maples announce they are separating.

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Sport Games on 2 May 1997

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Detroit Pistons : 94 - 82
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Portland Trail Blazers : 95 - 91
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Dortmund - Schalke 04 : 1 - 0
  • Hansa Rostock - Bochum : 0 - 0
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Hertha - Mannheim : 2 - 2
  • Mainz - Meppen : 3 - 0
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Football (Netherlands)
  • Waalwijk - Utrecht : 1 - 0
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 02, 1997 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
  2. Puff Daddy - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
  3. Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
  4. Monica - For You I Will
  5. Savage Garden - I Want You
  6. The Spice Girls - Wannabe
  7. Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
  8. Hard To Say I'm Sorry - AZ Yet
  9. Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? - Paula Cole
  10. B-Rock & The Bizz - My Baby Daddy
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Hypnotize - The Notorious B.I.G.
  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. B-Rock & The Bizz - My Baby Daddy
  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. Sola Otra Vez - Celine Dion
  10. Lorenzo Antonio - El No Te Quiere


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

Conversations With God

By: Neale Donald Walsch

Conversations with God Book 1 began a series that has been changing millions of lives for more than ten years. Finally, the bestselling series is now a movie, starring Henry Czerny

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The Millionaire Next Door

By: Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

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By: Amanda Quick

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

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Murder In Brentwood

By: Mark Fuhrman

People know Mark Fuhrman as the most pivotal witness of the O.J. Simpson trial. Now, readers can meet the real Mark Fuhrman, as he sets the record straight on the infamous

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beast Wars: Transformers

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Sony PlayStation

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Hasbro Interactive Takara

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A Fork in the Tale

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Any River Entertainment (CD)

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Brunswick World: Tournament of Champions

Brunswick World: Tournament of Champions

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Black Pearl

Grant, Lee, Sherman: Civil War Generals 2

Grant, Lee, Sherman: Civil War Generals 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

Doraemon 2: SOS! Otogi no Kuni

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action

Publisher: Epoch Co.

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Home videos

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


Studio: MGM

Format: VHS release; part of the MGM/UA Family Treasures Collection

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The Pelican Brief

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: DVD release

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The Rich Man's Wife

Studio: Hollywood

Format: VHS release

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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Studio: Paramount

Format: VHS release

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Men In Black

Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS release

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