Wednesday January 08, 1997

US date format: 1/8/1997, UK date format: 8/1/1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 8, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Fran Brodić . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. In UK Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big) by Tori Amos was in the top 5 hits. Chasing Amy, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Staying Alive. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Damage Incorporated or Backyard Sports.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.

Events

  • Intel releases the 166 MHz and 200 MHz Pentium processors with MMX multimedia extension instructions. Bus speed is 66 MHz. They incorporate 4.5 million transistors. Performance of the 200 MHz version is 350 MIPS. Code-name during development was P55C. MMX originally stood for "matrix-multiplication extensions".

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Chasing Amy

Chasing Amy

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier

Country: United States of America

Prefontaine

Prefontaine

Directed by: Steve James

Starring: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer

Nirvana

Nirvana

Directed by: Gabriele Salvatores

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Rubini, Stefania Rocca

Zeus and Roxanne

Zeus and Roxanne

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Kathleen Quinlan, Arnold Vosloo, Dawn McMillan

Shadow Conspiracy

Shadow Conspiracy

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton, Stephen Lang

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 08, 1997?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam")
  2. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  3. - Nobody
  4. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  5. - I Believe In You And Me (From "The Preacher's Wife")
  6. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  7. - No Diggity
  8. - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You
  9. - No Time
  10. - Pony

Top #1 Latin songs

  1. - Asi Como Te Conoci
Sport Games on January 08, 1997

Sport Games on January 08, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Los Angeles Lakers : 97 - 101
  • Dallas Mavericks - Philadelphia 76ers : 111 - 93
  • Houston Rockets - Cleveland Cavaliers : 81 - 78
  • Miami Heat - Portland Trail Blazers : 85 - 81
  • Phoenix Suns - Washington Bullets : 113 - 115
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Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Falkirk - St Mirren : 1 - 1
  • Stirling - Morton : 4 - 3
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Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Celtic - Kilmarnock : 6 - 0
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Förmannen som försvann

Förmannen som försvann

Holding the Baby

Holding the Baby

Solo für Sudmann

Solo für Sudmann

Days to next January 08

If January 08, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 8 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • LIFE: Year In Pictures
  • Time: AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho, TIME's Man the Year, examines enlarged image of a T cell infected wit
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11184
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.359360
  • Wired: Wired - January, 1997

Books

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The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman

The Fallen Man

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Human bones lie on a ledge under the peak of Ship Rock mountain, the remains of a murder victim undisturbed for more than a decade. Three hundred miles across the Navajo reservation, a harmless old canyon guide is felled by …

A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite

A Reporter's Life

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"IMMEDIATELY ENGROSSING . . . [A] SPLENDID MEMOIR."--The Wall Street Journal"Run, don't walk to the nearest bookstore and treat yourself to the most heartwarming, nostalgia-producing book you will have read in many a year."--Ann

Make the Connection by Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey

Make the Connection

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A book detailing Bob Greene's exercise program includes a ten-step regimen, with testimonials by Oprah Winfrey detailing her success with the program that led to her losing weight and feeling better

The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton

The Book of Ruth

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Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and love.

My Gal Sunday by Mary Higgins Clark

My Gal Sunday

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A dashing ex-president and his young congresswoman bride become an irresistible sleuthing duo in four acclaimed stories from the Queen of Suspense.Henry

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Brunswick World: Tournament of Champions

Brunswick World: Tournament of Champions

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Black Pearl

Constructor

Constructor

Platform: PC, PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Real-time strategy, Construction and management simulation

Publisher: Acclaim (Originally), System 3 (Current)

Damage Incorporated

Damage Incorporated

Platform: Windows 95 System 7

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: WizardWorks (PC) MacSoft (Mac)

Cookie and Bibi 3

Cookie and Bibi 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Semicom

Backyard Sports

Backyard Sports

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Sports

Publisher: GT Interactive


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