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Wednesday 16 April 1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tayler Brayden . In that special week of April people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. Grosse Pointe Blank, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Loriot. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ballblazer Champions or Conquest Earth.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Grosse Pointe Blank

Directed by: George Armitage

Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas

Country: United States

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Liar Liar

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Starring: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper

Country: United States

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Donnie Brasco

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen

Country: United States

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Lost Highway

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Brass Eye

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Bingo & Molly

Written by: Tom Broadbridge, Alice Donenfeld, Robin Goodrow, Parker Page

Starring: Robin Goodrow, Frank Italiano, Larissa Matheson, Rachel More

Country: United States

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Coltrane's Planes and Automobiles

Starring: Robbie Coltrane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Really Wild Animals

Starring: Dudley Moore, Billy West

Country: United States

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Pop-Up Video

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 April 1997 ?

  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
  • Saint Fructuosus
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Famous Deaths:
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Minneapolis / St. Paul on WRQC 100.3 FM
  • Houston, Texas, socialite Doris Angleton is murdered in her River Oaks home. Roger Angleton later admits to the crime in his suicide note. Despite being found innocent of the crime by a Texas jury, he is later arrested by the United States Department of Justice on similar charges.

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Sport Games on 16 April 1997

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - New York Knicks : 92 - 96
  • Charlotte Hornets - Boston Celtics : 108 - 102
  • Chicago Bulls - Miami Heat : 92 - 102
  • Dallas Mavericks - Minnesota Timberwolves : 92 - 77
See all Basketball game results of 16 April 1997
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Ath Bilbao - Sp Gijon : 4 - 0
  • Betis - Zaragoza : 2 - 2
  • Celta - Logrones : 4 - 0
  • Hercules - Tenerife : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of 16 April 1997
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Beauvais - Toulouse : 3 - 0
  • Gueugnon - Epinal : 3 - 0
  • Laval - Mulhouse : 0 - 0
  • Lorient - Amiens : 0 - 2
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Le Havre : 2 - 0
  • Bordeaux - Monaco : 2 - 1
  • Caen - Nancy : 1 - 1
  • Marseille - Montpellier : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of 16 April 1997

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1997?

  • Time: Actress/comedian Ellen DeGeneres announcing to the world 'Yep, I'm Gay.'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9582
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.374


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

The Celestine Prophecy

By: James Redfield

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

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: John Berendt

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and ...

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Angela's Ashes

By: Frank McCourt

A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

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Chromosome 6

By: Robin Cook

Behind the headlines on cloning--Dr. Robin Cook blends fact with fiction in one of his most terrifying bestsellers...Chromosome 6 is a prophetic thriller that challenges the medical ethics of genetic manipulation

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ballblazer Champions

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, sports

Publisher: NA LucasArts; EU CTO SpA

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Conquest Earth

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Eidos

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Doom 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Midway Games

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Flying Dragon

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Fighting, role-playing video game

Publisher: Culture Brain Natsume

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Battle Bugs

Platform: Windows, MS-DOS

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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