Friday July 04, 1997, US Independence Day

US date format: 7/4/1997, UK date format: 4/7/1997

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 4, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. 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. The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Happy Camp. If you liked videogames you were probably playing X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse or F-22: Air Dominance Fighter.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)

Events

  • US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars
  • NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.

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Movies

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The Butcher Boy

The Butcher Boy

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Starring: Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle

Yes Boss

Yes Boss

Directed by: Aziz Mirza

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Aditya Pancholi, Juhi Chawla, Kashmira Shah

Quiet Days in Hollywood

Quiet Days in Hollywood

Directed by: Josef Rusnak

Starring: Hilary Swank, Peter Dobson, Daryl Mitchell, Meta Golding

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Country: United States of America

Contact

Contact

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 04, 1997?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - I'll Be Missing You
  2. - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
  3. - I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)
  4. - Look Into My Eyes (From "Batman & Robin")
  5. - Smile
  6. - 5 Miles To Empty
  7. - You Bring Me Up
  8. - Cupid
  9. - Return Of The Mack
  10. - Don't Wanna Be A Player (From "Booty Call")

TV Series

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Happy Camp

Happy Camp

Directed by: Josh Anthony

Riding the Tiger

Riding the Tiger

Directed by: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

Born to Run

Born to Run

Directed by: Phil Coles

Knights of Ramune

Knights of Ramune

Directed by: Yoshinori Sayanna

The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

Days to next July 04

If July 04, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 2 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou

The Heart of a Woman

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In The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers, reads her work at the Harlem Writers Guild, and …

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and …

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

Plum Island

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CELEBRATING THE 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR The hair-raising suspense of The General's Daughter... the wry wit of The Gold Coast...this is vintage Nelson DeMille at the peak of his originality and the height of his …

The Partner by John Grisham

The Partner

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROnce he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm—and ran for his life.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air

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National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Eberouge

Eberouge

Platform: Sega Saturn / PlayStation

Genre: Dating sim / Strategy

Publisher: Takara

Carmageddon

Carmageddon

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, iOS, Android

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: SCi, Interplay

X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse

X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse

Platform: PC (MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh)

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: WizardWorks Software

Bomberman 64

Bomberman 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA / PAL Nintendo

F-22: Air Dominance Fighter

F-22: Air Dominance Fighter

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Infogrames


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