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Wednesday 7 May 1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kinda Sarah and Darya Kasatkina. 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. The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson, 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 Loriot. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alltynex or Final Furlong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Fifth Element

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman

Country: United States

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Directed by: Jay Roach

Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York

Country: United States

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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Directed by: David Mirkin

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo

Country: United States

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Grosse Pointe Blank

Directed by: George Armitage

Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd

Country: United States

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Liar Liar

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Starring: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Brass Eye

Starring: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Bingo & Molly

Written by: Tom Broadbridge, Alice Donenfeld, Robin Goodrow, Parker Page

Starring: Robin Goodrow, Frank Italiano, Larissa Matheson, Rachel More

Country: United States

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Coltrane's Planes and Automobiles

Starring: Robbie Coltrane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Really Wild Animals

Starring: Dudley Moore, Billy West

Country: United States

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Pop-Up Video

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 May 1997 ?

  • USA - National Masturbation Day (Declared by Good_Vibrations_(sex_toy_business)) Now in its 11th year - [1][2][3][4][5]
  • Blessed Gisela (died 1060)
  • Saint Domitian of Huy, apostle of the Meuse valley
  • Bulgaria - Radio and Television Day (see above)
  • Russia - Radio Day (commemorating the work of Alexander Popov)
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  • Expos scores 13 in 6th at Giants
  • Galileo, 4th Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 8)

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Sport Games on 7 May 1997

American Basketball
  • New York Knicks - Miami Heat : 88 - 79
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Houston Rockets : 106 - 101
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Celtic - Kilmarnock : 0 - 0
  • Dundee United - Rangers : 0 - 1
  • Leicester - Sheffield Weds : 1 - 0
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Football (Netherlands)
  • Groningen - Ajax : 1 - 1
  • Sparta - PSV Eindhoven : 1 - 3
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1997?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: How We Get Addicted -- May 5, 1997
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9585
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.377


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 Night Crew

By: John Sandford

Bestselling author John Sandford takes all the action and suspense of his acclaimed Prey novels and heads west to the dark gleam of L.A.--where

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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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By: David Sedaris

Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: FM Towns

Genre: Vertically Scrolling Shooter

Cool Boarders 2

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: JP UEP Systems; NA SCEA; EU SCEE; JP Studio Zan (PSN)

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Final Furlong

Final Furlong

Platform: Namco System 23

Genre: Horse Racing



Platform: Windows 98/ME/2K/XP


Publisher: SOFTON Entertainment

Earth 2140

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: EU TopWare Interactive; NA Interplay Entertainment

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