Saturday August 16, 1997
US date format: 8/16/1997, UK date format: 16/8/1997
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 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 Greyson Chance and Piper Curda.
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 Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tiger Bay.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing 7th Legion or Emperor of the Fading Suns.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1997?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
- Krishan Kant is elected vice president of India.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 1997?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Puff Daddy & Faith Evans - I'll Be Missing You
- The Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money, Mo Problems
- The Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
- Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
- Meredith Brooks - Bitch
- The Spice Girls - 2 Become 1
- Lil' Kim - Not Tonight
- Robyn - Do You Know (What It Takes)
- Dru Hill - Never Make A Promise
- LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Dru Hill - Never Make A Promise
- The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase - Mo Money Mo Problems
- Lil' Kim Feat. Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Angie Mar - Not Tonight
- Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112 - I'll Be Missing You
- Changing Faces - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
- Mary J. Blige - I Can Love You/Love Is All We Need
- Magoo And Timbaland - Up Jumps Da Boogie
- SWV (Featuring Puff Daddy) - Someone
- R. Kelly - Gotham City
- Foxy Brown Featuring Dru Hill - Big Bad Mamma
Sport Games on August 16, 1997
Jupiler LeagueFootball (Belgium)
- Anderlecht - Molenbeek : 0 - 2
- Lokeren - Genk : 1 - 5
- Lommel - Beveren : 3 - 1
- Mouscron - Gent : 1 - 1
- St Truiden - Harelbeke : 1 - 2
Division 2Football (France)
- Beauvais - Red Star 93 : 2 - 1
- Caen - Nancy : 2 - 2
- Laval - Mulhouse : 3 - 0
- Louhans-Cuis. - Lorient : 1 - 3
- Martigues - Nimes : 0 - 0
Le ChampionnatFootball (France)
- Bordeaux - Rennes : 2 - 2
- Guingamp - Strasbourg : 0 - 0
- Lyon - Monaco : 0 - 3
- Montpellier - Marseille : 0 - 0
- Nantes - Auxerre : 0 - 2
Division 1Football (United Kingdom)
- Charlton - Oxford : 3 - 2
- Crewe - West Brom : 2 - 3
- Falkirk - Ayr : 2 - 1
- Morton - Hamilton : 0 - 2
- Partick - Dundee : 0 - 3
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Days to next August 16If August 16, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 2 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 17 days.
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 16, 1997?
On August 16, 1997 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is August 16, 1997?
On August 16, 1997 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 16, 1997?
On August 16, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 16, 1997?
On August 16, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).
Who was the Pope on August 16, 1997?
On August 16, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 16, 1997?
On August 16, 1997 several famous people were born including, Greyson Chance, Piper Curda, Jack Met.
Which famous people died on August 16, 1997?
Famous people died on August 16, 1997 include, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Gerard McLarnon.
What was the number one song in August 16, 1997?
The number one song in the week of August 16, 1997 was I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans in US and I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans in UK.
What were the top hits on August 16, 1997?
The top hits on August 16, 1997 were I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans, Mo Money, Mo Problems by The Notorious B.I.G., Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) by The Backstreet Boys in US and I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans, Men In Black by Will Smith, Freed From Desire by Gala in UK.