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Friday August 15, 1997

US date format: 8/15/1997, UK date format: 15/8/1997

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). In that special week of August people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. Deconstructing Harry, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while If This World Were Mine by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ghar Jamai. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Africa Trail or X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Deconstructing Harry

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Roth Haberle

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Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

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Soul Food

Directed by: George Tillman Jr.

Starring: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach

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Directed by: Harmony Korine

Starring: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh, Jacob Reynolds

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Directed by: Bill Duke

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams, Andy Garcia

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TV Series

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

Ghar Jamai

Directed by: Arun Bhatt

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Tiger Bay

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

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Happy Camp

Directed by: Josh Anthony

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Riding the Tiger

Directed by: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

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Born to Run

Directed by: Phil Coles

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1997 ?

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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  • Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR
  • Dow Jones drops 247.37 pts

Sport Games on 15 August 1997

Division 2
Football (France)
  • Toulon - Gueugnon : 1 - 3
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Chateauroux - Metz : 1 - 2
  • Lens - Le Havre : 0 - 0
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Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Stoke : 0 - 0
  • Nott'm Forest - Norwich : 4 - 1
  • Sunderland - Man City : 3 - 1
  • Tranmere - QPR : 2 - 1
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Music Charts

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

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Dru Hill - Never Make A Promise
  2. The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase - Mo Money Mo Problems
  3. Not Tonight - Lil' Kim Feat. Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Angie Mar
  4. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
  5. Changing Faces - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
  6. I Can Love You/Love Is All We Need - Mary J. Blige
  7. Up Jumps Da Boogie - Magoo And Timbaland
  8. Someone - SWV (Featuring Puff Daddy)
  9. R. Kelly - Gotham City
  10. Foxy Brown Featuring Dru Hill - Big Bad Mamma
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Miente - Enrique Iglesias
  2. Por Debajo De La Mesa - Luis Miguel
  3. El Tucanazo - Los Tucanes de Tijuana
  4. Jordi - Desesperadamente Enamorado
  5. Gloria Estefan - No Pretendo
  6. Vivir Sin Ellas - Intocable
  7. Thalia - Amor A La Mexicana
  8. Acepta Mi Error - Los Temerarios
  9. Te Sigo Amando - Juan Gabriel
  10. Mi Ultimo Adios - Marco Antonio Solis


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

If This World Were Mine

By: E. Lynn Harris

A close circle of friends. A sexy stranger. How strong are the bonds of friendship?With a nine-week stay on the New York Times bestseller list, E.

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Fat Tuesday

By: Sandra Brown

A police officer is furious that his partner's murderer was acquitted. In a desperate act of revenge, he kidnaps the defense attorney's wife. Who will find redemption in this story of corruption and passion?

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Power Of A Woman

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

No Matter How Much a Woman Has,There's Always too Much to Lose Stephanie Jardine is at the apex of her career and life running the American branch of Jardine's, the prestigious

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Cold Mountain

By: Charles Frazier

In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to …

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armored Core

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, third-person shooter, mecha simulation

Publisher: JP FromSoftware

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Arkanoid Returns

Arkanoid Returns

Platform: Arcade Game, PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Breakout

Publisher: Taito Corporation

X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse

X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse

Platform: PC (MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh)

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: WizardWorks Software

Africa Trail

Platform: Mac OS, Windows

Genre: Adventure, Educational, Simulation, Sports

Publisher: The Learning Company

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Doraemon 2: SOS! Otogi no Kuni

Doraemon 2: SOS! Otogi no Kuni

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action

Publisher: Epoch Co.

Home videos

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

Wild America

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Format: VHS and DVD release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection

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The Thief and the Cobbler

Studio: Miramax

Format: VHS release

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Set It Off

Studio: New Line

Format: VHS release

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Sleeping Beauty

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Format: VHS release

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That Old Feeling

Studio: Universal

Format: VHS release

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