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Monday 12 May 1997

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Odeya Rush and Brandon Hudson. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. Bent, directed by Sean Mathias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Affair by Amanda Quick was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Born to Run. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Enemy Nations or Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka.
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What the sky looked like on 12 May 1997

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


Directed by: Sean Mathias

Starring: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

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American Perfekt

Directed by: Paul Chart

Starring: Amanda Plummer, Robert Forster, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk

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Trial and Error

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen

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The Blackout

Directed by: Abel Ferrara

Starring: Matthew Modine, Claudia Schiffer, Béatrice Dalle, Sarah Lassez

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'Til There Was You

Directed by: Scott Winant

Starring: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, John Plumpis, Janel Moloney

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TV Series

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

Born to Run

Directed by: Phil Coles

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Knights of Ramune

Directed by: Yoshinori Sayanna

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The Vanishing Man

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Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1997 ?

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
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  • 14 North Koreans defect to South Korea
  • Angels scores 13 in 7th vs. White Sox
  • Susie Maroney, 22, of Australia, is first to swim from Cuba to Florida.
  • Russia and Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict.
  • Tornado narrowly misses downtown Miami, Florida.

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Sport Games on 12 May 1997

American Basketball
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Utah Jazz : 93 - 98
  • Miami Heat - New York Knicks : 76 - 89
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Ein Frankfurt - Hertha : 3 - 1
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Valencia - La Coruna : 1 - 1
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Football (Netherlands)
  • Roda JC - NAC Breda : 2 - 1
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 12, 1997 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Solo En Ti - Enrique Iglesias
  2. Secuestro De Amor - Los Tucanes de Tijuana
  3. Los Tigres del Norte - Unidos Para Siempre
  4. Ya Me Voy Para Siempre - Los Temerarios
  5. Celine Dion - Sola Otra Vez
  6. O Soy O Fui - Marco Antonio Solis
  7. El Destino - Juan Gabriel / Rocio Durcal
  8. Quien Pierde Mas - Bronco: El Gigante De America
  9. Solo Contigo - Limite
  10. Nube Viajera - Alejandro Fernandez


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


By: Amanda Quick

Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex.Yet

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The Night Crew

By: John Sandford

Bestselling author John Sandford takes all the action and suspense of his acclaimed Prey novels and heads west to the dark gleam of L.A.--where

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Small Vices

By: Robert B. Parker

Ellis Alves is no angel. But his lawyer says he was framed for the murder of college student Melissa Henderson...and asks Spenser for help.From

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By: Peter Maas

Sammy the Bull Gravano is the highest-ranking member of the Mafia in America ever to defeat. In telling Gravano's story, Peter Maas brings us as never before into the innermost sanctums of the Cosa Nostra as if we were there ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka

Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka

Platform: Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 3

Genre: Action Sci-Fi Shooter

Publisher: Bandai

Arkanoid Returns

Arkanoid Returns

Platform: Arcade Game, PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Breakout

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Enemy Nations

Platform: Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Head Games Publishing

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F1 Racing Simulation

F1 Racing Simulation

Platform: PC

Genre: Sport, Sim Racing

Final Liberation

Final Liberation

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: SSI, GOG Ltd

Home videos

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

The Three Caballeros

Studio: Disney

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

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First Kid

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

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

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Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Speed 2: Cruise Control

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Format: VHS release

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