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Tuesday 5 August 1997

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Olivia Holt and Alexandre Junca. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. Cop Land, directed by James Mangold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rummel & Rabalder. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ace Combat 2 or Forbes Corporate Warrior.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Cop Land

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta

Country: United States

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Good Burger

Directed by: Brian Robbins

Starring: Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Sinbad

Country: United States

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Air Force One

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

Country: United States

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Operation Condor

Directed by: Jackie Chan

Starring: Jackie Chan, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Eva Cobo

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Rummel & Rabalder

Starring: Ivan Mathias Petersson

Country: Sweden


Written by: Tom Fontana

Starring: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Country: United States

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1997 ?

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Don Steele: LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61.
  • Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
  • Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of world trade center bombing goes on trial
  • Soyuz TM-26 crew of Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel Vinogradov, launched

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Sport Games on 5 August 1997

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - Stuttgart : 2 - 1
  • Duisburg - Schalke 04 : 1 - 0
  • Leverkusen - Bochum : 3 - 2
  • Munich 1860 - Karlsruhe : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of 5 August 1997
Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Clydebank - Brechin : 3 - 0
  • Stenhousemuir - Queen of Sth : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 5 August 1997
Division 3
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Berwick - Alloa : 0 - 2
  • Cowdenbeath - Dumbarton : 0 - 2
  • East Stirling - Ross County : 1 - 3
  • Montrose - Albion Rvs : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of 5 August 1997

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

Songs in Ordinary Time

By: Mary McGarry Morris

It's the summer of 1960 in Atkinson, Vermont. Maria Fermoyle is a strong but vulnerable divorced woman whose loneliness and ambition for her children make her easy prey for dangerous con man Omar Duvall.

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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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Into Thin Air

By: Jon Krakauer

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."

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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 ?

Ace Combat 2

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Namco

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Bloody Roar

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Ghost in the Shell

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, third-person shooter

Publisher: JP Sony Computer Entertainment; NA THQ; EU Sony Computer Entertainment

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Dual Heroes

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Hudson Soft Electro Brain

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Forbes Corporate Warrior

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Byron Preiss Multimedia

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