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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 Mcnally'S Gamble by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Born to Run. If you liked videogames you were probably playing C-Dogs or Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time.
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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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Directed by: Michael Herbig

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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 R&B songs
  1. Changing Faces - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
  2. The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
  3. I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face) - Rome
  4. 112 - Cupid
  5. Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
  6. Kenny Lattimore - For You
  7. Don't Wanna Be A Player (From "Booty Call") - Joe
  8. B-Rock & The Bizz - My Baby Daddy
  9. Dru Hill - In My Bed
  10. For You I Will (From "Space Jam") - Monica
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Enrique Iglesias - Solo En Ti
  2. Los Tucanes de Tijuana - Secuestro De Amor
  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 ?

Mcnally'S Gamble

By: Lawrence Sanders

A risky gamble might not pay off when Lawrence Sanders’s dilettante detective plunges into a quagmire of greed, passion, and murder At first, Archy McNally was unofficially enlisted to verify the bona

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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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Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham

By: Billy Graham

Hailed as "the world's preacher," Billy Graham has enjoyed a career that has spanned six decades and his ministry of faith has touched the hearts and souls of millions.

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Out To Canaan

By: Jan Karon

The fourth novel in the beloved Mitford series, by the bestselling author of At Home in Mitford and Somebody Safe with Somebody Good Millions of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter

Platform: Arcade PlayStation Sega Saturn

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Capcom

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Platform: PC (DOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows), source ports to additional platforms

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Ronny Wester

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Gloom 3

Gloom 3

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Action, Adventure

Publisher: Guildhall

Galapagos (video game)

Galapagos (video game)

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Action, Simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts (US), Sega (JP)

Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Educational, adventure

Publisher: Brøderbund Software (1997–1999) The Learning Company (1999–present)

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Home videos

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

Under Siege

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: DVD release

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Studio: Gramercy Pictures

Format: VHS release

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The Rich Man's Wife

Studio: Hollywood Pictures

Format: VHS release

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Sleeping Beauty

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Format: VHS release

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Studio: Miramax

Format: VHS release

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