Saturday January 11, 1997

US date format: 1/11/1997, UK date format: 11/1/1997

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 11, 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 Cody Simpson and Luna Schweiger. 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 Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Staying Alive. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eberouge or Chasm: The Rift.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 11, 1997?


  • Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
  • Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
  • Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
  • Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
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  • Telstar 401 Satellite Fails
  • 23rd People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins.
  • Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis International.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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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



Directed by: Steve James

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



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 11, 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 11, 1997

Sport Games on January 11, 1997


American Basketball
  • Boston Celtics - New York Knicks : 99 - 112
  • Denver Nuggets - Dallas Mavericks : 99 - 104
  • Houston Rockets - Chicago Bulls : 86 - 110
  • Indiana Pacers - Seattle SuperSonics : 82 - 92
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Minnesota Timberwolves : 93 - 95
See all Basketball game results of January 11, 1997

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Tenerife - Sociedad : 0 - 1
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La Liga Segunda Division

Football (Spain)
  • Alaves - Barcelona B : 0 - 1
  • Almeria - Albacete : 1 - 1
  • Real Madrid B - Ath Madrid B : 0 - 3
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Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Oxford : 2 - 0
  • Dundee - Airdrie : 2 - 1
  • Grimsby - Port Vale : 1 - 1
  • Man City - Crystal Palace : 1 - 1
  • Morton - East Fife : 2 - 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 11

If January 11, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 8 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 22 days.

Magazine Covers

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The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman

The Fallen Man


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


"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


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


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


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


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Final Furlong

Final Furlong

Platform: Namco System 23

Genre: Horse Racing

British Open Championship Golf

British Open Championship Golf

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: Golf sports game

Publisher: Looking Glass Technologies



Platform: Sega Saturn / PlayStation

Genre: Dating sim / Strategy

Publisher: Takara

Chasm: The Rift

Chasm: The Rift

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: GT Interactive Software, WizardWorks Software, Megamedia Corp.

Final Liberation

Final Liberation

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: SSI, GOG Ltd

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