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Thursday 8 May 1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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 Partner by John Grisham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Loriot. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Agent Armstrong or Front Mission 2.
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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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Really Wild Animals

Starring: Dudley Moore, Billy West

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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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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Pop-Up Video

Country: United States

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Movies

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1997 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Tea Leoni and David Duchovny wed in Greenwich Village
  • A China Southern Airlines Boeing 737 crashes on approach into Bao'an International Airport, killing 35 people.

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Sport Games on 8 May 1997

NBA
American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Chicago Bulls : 103 - 95
  • Utah Jazz - Los Angeles Lakers : 84 - 104
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Toulon - Toulouse : 1 - 3
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Blackburn - Middlesbrough : 0 - 0
  • Man United - Newcastle : 0 - 0
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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

Books

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

The Partner

By: John Grisham

#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.

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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 Ranch

By: Danielle Steel

In her 39th best-selling novel, Danielle Steel brings to life the story of three women, old roommates from college, who come together after twenty years, one summer at The Ranch.They

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Agent Armstrong

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action platformer

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

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Assault Suit Leynos 2

Assault Suit Leynos 2

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: platform game, action game

Publisher: Masaya

ClayFighter 63⅓

ClayFighter 63⅓

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

Front Mission 2

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: Squaresoft

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Lego Island

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

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