Friday December 12, 1997

US date format: 12/12/1997, UK date format: 12/12/1997

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 12, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. 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. The Education of Little Tree, directed by Richard Friedenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Stella Street. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Animaniacs Game Pack or Grandia.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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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)

Events

  • 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.
  • Carlos the Jackal, "professional revolutionary" goes on trial in Paris, France.
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Movies

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The Education of Little Tree

The Education of Little Tree

Directed by: Richard Friedenberg

Starring: James Cromwell, Joseph Ashton, Tantoo Cardinal, Mika Boorem

Kundun

Kundun

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Joey

Joey

Directed by: Ian Barry

Starring: Jamie Croft, Rebecca Gibney, Alex McKenna, Harold Hopkins

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Sport Games on December 12, 1997

Sport Games on December 12, 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
  • Golden State Warriors - Vancouver Grizzlies : 88 - 95
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Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Hansa Rostock - Werder Bremen : 1 - 2
  • Hertha - Kaiserslautern : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of December 12, 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 December 12, 1997

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Oxford - QPR : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of December 12, 1997

TV Series

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Stella Street

Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

Directed by: Mick Garris

Vampire Princess Miyu

Vampire Princess Miyu

Yo amo a Paquita Gallego

Yo amo a Paquita Gallego

Days to next December 12

If December 12, 1997 is your birthday you're 22 years, 9 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Wait Till Next Year

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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

The Ghost by Danielle Steel

The Ghost

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With a wife he loves and an exciting London-based career, architect Charles Waterston's life seems in perfect balance. Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden end to his ten-year marriage—or his unwanted transfer to his firm's New …

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and …

The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

The Christmas Box

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A special anniversary edition of the unforgettable Christmas classic that has touched the hearts of millions of readers: “the most popular holiday tale since Tiny Tim” (Newsweek).Since

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm

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The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands

Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: Iron Realms Entertainment

Animaniacs Game Pack

Animaniacs Game Pack

Platform: PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive

あやかし忍伝くの一番 Ayakashi Ninden Kunoichiban

あやかし忍伝くの一番 Ayakashi Ninden Kunoichiban

Platform: PC, PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Dating sim

Grandia

Grandia

Platform: Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP ESP Software; NA SCEA; EU Ubisoft; PAL Game Arts (PSN)

Forbes Corporate Warrior

Forbes Corporate Warrior

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Byron Preiss Multimedia


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