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Thursday 9 January 1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 9, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lauryn McClain and Jailyne Ochoa. 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 The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Staying Alive. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dōsei or Arkanoid: Doh It Again.
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What the sky looked like on 9 January 1997

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

Chasing Amy

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steve James

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

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Directed by: Gabriele Salvatores

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

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Zeus and Roxanne

Directed by: George Miller

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

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Shadow Conspiracy

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

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

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TV Series

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

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

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Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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Förmannen som försvann

Holding the Baby

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 January 1997 ?

  • Balloon Ascension Day
  • Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
  • 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
  • 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
  • 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital
  • Michael Eisner signs a new ten-year contract as chairman of Disney. His base salary is US$750,000 per year, plus a bonus tied to the company's financial performance, and he receives stock options for 8 million shares to be exercised between 2003 and 2006. The value of the options is estimated at US$195-771 million.
  • Yachtsman Tony Bullimore is found alive, 5 days after his boat capsized in the Southern Ocean.thumb|Bill Clinton, the President of the United States, began his second term on January 20

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Sport Games on 9 January 1997

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Orlando Magic : 97 - 92
  • Golden State Warriors - Vancouver Grizzlies : 102 - 86
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - New Jersey Nets : 110 - 107
  • Utah Jazz - Toronto Raptors : 96 - 110
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 09, 1997 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1997 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam") - R. Kelly
  2. Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart
  3. Nobody - Keith Sweat Featuring Athena Cage
  4. En Vogue - Don't Let Go (Love)
  5. I Believe In You And Me (From "The Preacher's Wife") - Whitney Houston
  6. Mint Condition - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  7. No Diggity - BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
  8. New Edition - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You
  9. No Time - Lil' Kim Featuring Puff Daddy
  10. Ginuwine - Pony
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Asi Como Te Conoci - Marco Antonio Solis
  2. Trapecista - Enrique Iglesias
  3. No Pude Enamorarme Mas - Los Tigres del Norte
  4. Palomita Blanca - Michael Salgado
  5. El Principe - Limite
  6. Ni Como Amigos - Los Mismos
  7. El Baile De La Botella - Joe Luciano
  8. Linda Eh - Grupo Mania
  9. Piensa En Mi - Grupo Mojado
  10. El Golpe Traidor - Bronco: El Gigante De America


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

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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Cold Mountain

By: Charles Frazier

In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to ...

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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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Song of Solomon

By: Toni Morrison

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Windows

Genre: Eroge, Social simulation game

Publisher: Nexton

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Championship Manager: Season 97/98

Championship Manager: Season 97/98

Platform: PC

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive



Platform: Sega Saturn / PlayStation

Genre: Dating sim / Strategy

Publisher: Takara

ABC Sports Indy Racing

ABC Sports Indy Racing

Platform: Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: ABC Interactive

Arkanoid: Doh It Again

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Breakout

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Home videos

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

First Kid

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Format: VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection

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Zeus and Roxanne

Studio: MGM

Format: VHS release

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The Long Kiss Goodnight

Studio: New Line

Format: VHS release

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Fools Rush In

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS release

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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

Studio: direct-to-video VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection

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