Wednesday January 15, 1997

US date format: 1/15/1997, UK date format: 15/1/1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 15, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. In UK Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big) by Tori Amos was in the top 5 hits. Once Upon a Time in China and America, directed by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Desperation by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brass Eye. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dark Earth or Africa Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
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  • Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station
  • Chicago Bulls' player Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amos, in the groin.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Once Upon a Time in China and America

Once Upon a Time in China and America

Directed by: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Starring: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Xin Xin Xiong, Kwok-Pong Chan

Star Maps

Star Maps

Directed by: Miguel Arteta

Starring: Douglas Spain, Efrain Figueroa, Kandeyce Jorden, Martha Velez

Red Meat

Red Meat

Directed by: Allison Burnett

Starring: Lara Flynn Boyle, James Frain, Dee Freeman, Jennifer Grey

Chasing Amy

Chasing Amy

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Steve James

Starring: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 15, 1997?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam")
  2. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  3. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  4. - Nobody
  5. - I Believe In You And Me (From "The Preacher's Wife")
  6. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  7. - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You
  8. - Cold Rock A Party
  9. - Pony
  10. - No Diggity

Top #1 Latin songs

  1. - Asi Como Te Conoci
Sport Games on January 15, 1997

Sport Games on January 15, 1997


American Basketball
  • Chicago Bulls - Minnesota Timberwolves : 112 - 102
  • Detroit Pistons - Vancouver Grizzlies : 103 - 79
  • Golden State Warriors - Philadelphia 76ers : 128 - 111
  • Indiana Pacers - Los Angeles Clippers : 108 - 93
  • New Jersey Nets - Charlotte Hornets : 104 - 116
See all Basketball game results of January 15, 1997

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Valence - Lorient : 4 - 3
See all Football game results of January 15, 1997

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Kilmarnock - Rangers : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of January 15, 1997

Ethniki Katigoria

Football (Greece)
  • Apollon - Edessaikos : 2 - 0
  • Athinaikos - Panahaiki : 3 - 1
  • Heracles - Ionikos : 4 - 0
  • Kalamata - Aris : 5 - 0
  • OFI - Panathinaikos : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of January 15, 1997

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Brass Eye

Brass Eye

Starring: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Forgotten Toys

The Forgotten Toys

Directed by: Graham Ralph

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Emergency Vets

Emergency Vets

Days to next January 15

If January 15, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 8 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 20 days.

Magazine Covers

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Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch

Conversations With God


Conversations with God Book 1 began a series that has been changing millions of lives for more than ten years. Finally, the bestselling series is now a movie, starring Henry Czerny

Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck

Forever, Erma


When Erma Bombeck died on April 22, 1996, she left behind something that few writers could hope to bequeath--a written legacy of more than 4,500 columns and twelve bestselling books and

Living Faith by Jimmy Carter

Living Faith


For almost three decades, President Carter has regularly spent part of each Sunday reading from scripture and sharing his personal faith with neighbors, friends, and visitors at his Baptist church in

Airframe by Michael Crichton



From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this extraordinary thriller about airline safety, business intrigue, and a deadly cover-up. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The pacing is fast, the suspense nonstop.”—People

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy


THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Harley-Davidson & L.A. Riders

Harley-Davidson & L.A. Riders

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Sega

Car & Driver Presents: Grand Tour Racing '98

Car & Driver Presents: Grand Tour Racing '98

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Racing

Publisher: NA Activision; EU Ocean Software; [[Template:Country data FR|FR]] Infogrames; JP Atlus

Dark Earth

Dark Earth

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action/Adventure

Publisher: MicroProse

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Platform: PlayStation Sega Saturn PlayStation Network Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Platform-adventure, action role-playing

Publisher: Konami

Africa Trail

Africa Trail

Platform: Mac OS, Windows

Genre: Adventure, Educational, Simulation, Sports

Publisher: The Learning Company

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