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Friday 4 July 1997, US Independence Day

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Daniela Nieves and Jason Spevack. 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. Contact, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The President'S Daughter by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Beach Boys. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Earth 2140 or BS Fire Emblem: Archanea Senki.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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Men in Black

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Woo

Starring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen

Country: United States

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My Best Friend's Wedding

Directed by: P.J. Hogan

Starring: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ron Clements

Starring: Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Beach Boys

Starring: Takashi Sorimachi, Yutaka Takenouchi, Ryôko Hirosue, Izumi Inamori

Country: Japan


Starring: Vicco von Bülow, Evelyn Hamann, Heinz Meier, Heiner Schmidt

Country: Germany

Herman Enciclopédia

Starring: Herman José

Country: Portugal


Starring: Anders Andersson

Country: Sweden

Zoo TV: The Television Series

Starring: Lisa Shock

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1997 ?

  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Charles Kuralt: American broadcast journalist who won virtually every major award for TV journalism.
  • US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars
  • NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.

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

The President'S Daughter

By: Jack Higgins

The president of the United States enlists the aid of ex-IRA enforcer-turned-security expert Sean Dillon and Blake Johnson, head of an elite, secret White House group, to find his kidnapped daughter,

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Up Island

By: Anne Rivers Siddons

From childhood, Molly Bell Redwine was taught by her charismatic, domineering mother that "family is everything." But no one warned Molly that family can change unexpectedly.

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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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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... And It's All Small Stuff

By: Richard Carlson

This groundbreaking inspirational guide--a classic in the self-help genre--shows you how to put challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily changes, and find the path to achieving your goals.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armored Core

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, third-person shooter, mecha simulation

Publisher: JP FromSoftware

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Earth 2140

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: EU TopWare Interactive; NA Interplay Entertainment

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BS Fire Emblem: Archanea Senki

BS Fire Emblem: Archanea Senki

Platform: Satellaview

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Nintendo

Castlevania Legends

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Konami

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Forbes Corporate Warrior

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Byron Preiss Multimedia

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