Thursday May 15, 1997
US date format: 5/15/1997, UK date format: 15/5/1997
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 15, 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 Ousmane Dembélé and Nick Purcha.
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 Alltynex or Emperor of the Fading Suns.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 15, 1997?
- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
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- STS 84 (Atlantis 19), launches, 6th Shuttle-Mir Mission.
- ABC News and Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com.
- The United States government acknowledges existence of the "Secret War" in Laos (1953–1975) during the Vietnam War, and dedicates the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other "Secret War" veterans.
- Mobutu Sese Seko leaves Kinshasa, eventually settling in Morocco.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 15, 1997?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #5 R&B songs
Sport Games on May 15, 1997
- Houston Rockets - Seattle SuperSonics : 96 - 99
Serie AItalian Football
- Atalanta - Roma : 0 - 4
- Cagliari - Fiorentina : 4 - 1
- Inter - Reggiana : 3 - 1
- Juventus - Piacenza : 4 - 1
- Lazio - Napoli : 3 - 2
La Liga Primera DivisionFootball (Spain)
- Tenerife - Ath Madrid : 2 - 3
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 15, 1997?
On May 15, 1997 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is May 15, 1997?
On May 15, 1997 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on May 15, 1997?
On May 15, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 15, 1997?
On May 15, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).
Who was the Pope on May 15, 1997?
On May 15, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 15, 1997?
On May 15, 1997 several famous people were born including, Ousmane Dembélé, Nick Purcha, Erica Green.
What was the number one song in May 15, 1997?
The number one song in the week of May 15, 1997 was Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G. in US and Lovefool by The Cardigans in UK.
What were the top hits on May 15, 1997?
The top hits on May 15, 1997 were Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G., MMMbop by Hanson, Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison in US and Lovefool by The Cardigans, You're Not Alone by Olive, I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly in UK.