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Friday 12 December 1997

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nick Klokus . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. In UK Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh! by Teletubbies was in the top 5 hits. As Good as It Gets, directed by James L. Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Wobegon Boy by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Des Racines & des Ailes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doraemon: Nobita to Mittsu no Seireiseki or Emperor of the Fading Suns.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Des Racines & des Ailes

Starring: Patrick de Carolis

Country: France

The joulukalenteri

Starring: Raimo Smedberg, Seppo Korjus, Kari Lehtomäki, Jukka Virtanen

Country: Finland

Pataclaun

Starring: Carlos Alcántara, Wendy Ramos

Country: Peru

Podge and Rodge. A Scare at Bedtime

Starring: Mick O'Hara, Ciaran Morrison

Country: Ireland

I'm Alan Partridge

Starring: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

As Good as It Gets

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

Country: United States

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Tomorrow Never Dies

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh

Country: United States

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Titanic

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

Country: United States

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Home Alone 3

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Starring: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt

Country: United States

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The Postman

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1997 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Florida releases Alex Arias, the last original Marlin
  • Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record 6 year $69 million contract
  • TWA 800 hearings end
  • Federal judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort US$40 million from him.
  • SWAT team shoots John E Armstrong in Florida, freeing two young hostages.

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Sport Games on 12 December 1997

NBA
American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Los Angeles Clippers : 83 - 74
  • Chicago Bulls - Charlotte Hornets : 77 - 79
  • Dallas Mavericks - Utah Jazz : 66 - 68
  • Denver Nuggets - Philadelphia 76ers : 91 - 106
See all Basketball game results of 12 December 1997
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Hansa Rostock - Werder Bremen : 1 - 2
  • Hertha - Kaiserslautern : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 12 December 1997
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Dusseldorf - CZ Jena : 2 - 2
  • Stuttgarter K - Freiburg : 0 - 1
  • Wattenscheid - Leipzig : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of 12 December 1997
Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Oxford - QPR : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of 12 December 1997

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.409
  • Time: Needlework illustration depicting cars driving into small town
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9616

Books

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

Wobegon Boy

By: Garrison Keillor

John Tollefson, a son of Lake Wobegon, has moved East to manage a radio station at a college for academically challenged children of financially gifted parents in upstate New York.

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The Perfect Storm

By: Sebastian Junger

"There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." ―Los Angeles TimesIt was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high―a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists ...

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Cat & Mouse

By: James Patterson

Alex Cross is back-and so is a raging and suicidal Gary Soneji. Out of prison and dying from the AIDS virus he contracted there, he will get revenge on Cross before he dies.

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Wait Till Next Year

By: Doris Kearns Goodwin

By the award-winning author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Doraemon: Nobita to Mittsu no Seireiseki

Doraemon: Nobita to Mittsu no Seireiseki

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Epoch Co.

Emperor of the Fading Suns

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy, 4X

Publisher: SegaSoft

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Star Wars: Yoda Stories

Platform: Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: LucasArts

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Enemy Nations

Platform: Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Head Games Publishing

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Doraemon 2: SOS! Otogi no Kuni

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action

Publisher: Epoch Co.

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