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Tuesday 8 April 1997

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Vincent Castronovo . In that special week of April people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. Steel Sharks, directed by Rodney McDonald, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while A Thin Dark Line by Tami Hoag was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vanishing Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Donkey Kong Land III or Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout Dragon Ball: Final Bout.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Steel Sharks

Directed by: Rodney McDonald

Starring: Gary Busey, Billy Dee Williams, Billy Warlock, Shaun Toub

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Four Days in September

Directed by: Bruno Barreto

Starring: Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

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Directed by: Lance Young

Starring: Craig Sheffer, Terence Stamp, Sheryl Lee, Casey Siemaszko

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Directed by: Mick Jackson

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle

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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag

Directed by: Tom Schulman

Starring: Joe Pesci, Andy Comeau, Kristy Swanson, George Hamilton

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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 8 April 1997 ?

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Laura Nyro: American singer-songwriter, Nyro began her song-writing career early.
  • STS 83 (Columbia 22), lands
  • The Stickney-Eliasberg pedigree US 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar sells for US$1.815 million, a record for a single coin at auction. A US 1885 Trade dollar, Proof, finest of 5 known, sells for $907,500 to Jay Parrino.
  • Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0.

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Sport Games on 8 April 1997

American Basketball
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - New York Knicks : 93 - 73
  • Denver Nuggets - San Antonio Spurs : 90 - 96
  • Houston Rockets - Los Angeles Clippers : 127 - 117
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Golden State Warriors : 109 - 85
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • St Pauli - Bochum : 2 - 1
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Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Oldham - Birmingham : 2 - 2
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Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bristol Rvs - Millwall : 1 - 0
  • Bury - Walsall : 2 - 1
  • Chesterfield - Watford : 0 - 0
  • Luton - Wycombe : 0 - 0
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1997 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
  2. Dru Hill - In My Bed
  3. 702 - Get It Together
  4. For You I Will (From "Space Jam") - Monica
  5. Foxy Brown Featuring Jay-Z - I'll Be
  6. Big Daddy - Hev-D
  7. Montell Jordan - What's On Tonight
  8. 112 - Cupid
  9. Erykah Badu - On & On
  10. Mint Condition - You Don't Have To Hurt No More
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Enamorado Por Primera Vez - Enrique Iglesias
  2. Ya Me Voy Para Siempre - Los Temerarios
  3. Mi Sangre Prisionera - Los Tigres del Norte
  4. O Soy O Fui - Marco Antonio Solis
  5. Quien Pierde Mas - Bronco: El Gigante De America
  6. Juguete - Limite
  7. Piensa En Mi - Grupo Mojado
  8. Charola De Plata - Tiranos del Norte
  9. Lorenzo Antonio - El No Te Quiere
  10. Mi Mujer - Emmanuel


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

A Thin Dark Line

By: Tami Hoag

Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case.

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Journey Into Darkness

By: John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The FBI Special Agent and author of Mindhunter chronicles his work in behavioral profiling, explaining how he was able to get into the minds of killers and outlining such

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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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The English Patient

By: Michael Ondaatje

With unsettling beauty and intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II.The

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Donkey Kong Land III

Platform: Game Boy, Game Boy Color, 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

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Armored Core

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, third-person shooter, mecha simulation

Publisher: JP FromSoftware

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Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: NA Atari (reprint)

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Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Square; NA Sony Computer Entertainment; JP Square Enix (PSN)

Cleopatra Fortune

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, mobile phones

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Taito Altron (PlayStation and Dreamcast ports)

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Home videos

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

A Very Brady Sequel

Studio: Paramount

Format: VHS release

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The People vs. Larry Flynt

Studio: Tristar

Format: VHS release

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: DVD release

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Troop Beverly Hills

Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS release; part of the Columbia/Tristar Family Collection

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The Rich Man's Wife

Studio: Hollywood

Format: VHS release

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