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Saturday 12 April 1997

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Katelyn Ohashi . 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 Batman & Robin or British Open Championship Golf.
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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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Die Rettungsflieger

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1997 ?

  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
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Sport Games on 12 April 1997

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Minnesota Timberwolves : 80 - 66
  • Boston Celtics - Orlando Magic : 98 - 121
  • Denver Nuggets - Los Angeles Clippers : 94 - 116
  • Indiana Pacers - Toronto Raptors : 100 - 89
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Charleroi - Aalst : 2 - 3
  • Genk - Antwerp : 3 - 0
  • Germinal - Lommel : 4 - 1
  • Lierse - Harelbeke : 1 - 0
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - FC Koln : 3 - 2
  • Bielefeld - Hamburg : 1 - 1
  • Bochum - Dusseldorf : 3 - 1
  • Duisburg - Dortmund : 3 - 2
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Essen - Gutersloh : 2 - 2
  • Mannheim - Uerdingen : 1 - 0
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Music Charts

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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By: David Sedaris

Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, his

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Personal History

By: Katharine Graham

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for BiographyAn extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women, Personal History is, as its title suggests, a

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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 ?

Batman & Robin

Platform: PlayStation, Game.com

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Tiger Electronics

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British Open Championship Golf

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: Golf sports game

Publisher: Looking Glass Technologies

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Dark Law: Meaning of Death

Dark Law: Meaning of Death

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: ASCII Corporation

Cleopatra Fortune

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

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Taito Altron (PlayStation and Dreamcast ports)

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The Curse of Monkey Island

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Graphic adventure

Publisher: LucasArts

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Home videos

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

Courage Under Fire

Studio: Fox

Format: VHS release

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Set It Off

Studio: New Line

Format: VHS release

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The Preacher's Wife

Studio: Touchstone

Format: VHS release

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Jackie Chan's First Strike

Studio: New Line

Format: VHS release

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Executive Decision

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: DVD release

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