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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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

Events

  • For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
  • Krishan Kant is elected vice president of India.

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Movies

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Deconstructing Harry

Deconstructing Harry

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

Soul Food

Soul Food

Directed by: George Tillman Jr.

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

Affliction

Affliction

Directed by: Paul Schrader

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

Gummo

Gummo

Directed by: Harmony Korine

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

Hoodlum

Hoodlum

Directed by: Bill Duke

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

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Sport Games on August 16, 1997

Sport Games on August 16, 1997


Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Anderlecht - Molenbeek : 0 - 2
  • Lokeren - Genk : 1 - 5
  • Lommel - Beveren : 3 - 1
  • Mouscron - Gent : 1 - 1
  • St Truiden - Harelbeke : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of August 16, 1997

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Beauvais - Red Star 93 : 2 - 1
  • Caen - Nancy : 2 - 2
  • Laval - Mulhouse : 3 - 0
  • Louhans-Cuis. - Lorient : 1 - 3
  • Martigues - Nimes : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of August 16, 1997

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Bordeaux - Rennes : 2 - 2
  • Guingamp - Strasbourg : 0 - 0
  • Lyon - Monaco : 0 - 3
  • Montpellier - Marseille : 0 - 0
  • Nantes - Auxerre : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of August 16, 1997

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Charlton - Oxford : 3 - 2
  • Crewe - West Brom : 2 - 3
  • Falkirk - Ayr : 2 - 1
  • Morton - Hamilton : 0 - 2
  • Partick - Dundee : 0 - 3
See all Football game results of August 16, 1997

TV Series

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Tiger Bay

Tiger Bay

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Happy Camp

Happy Camp

Directed by: Josh Anthony

Riding the Tiger

Riding the Tiger

Directed by: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

Born to Run

Born to Run

Directed by: Phil Coles

The Good News

The Good News

Days to next August 16

If 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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Books

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Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain

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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 …

If This World Were Mine by E. Lynn Harris

If This World Were Mine

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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.

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

Plum Island

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CELEBRATING THE 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR The hair-raising suspense of The General's Daughter... the wry wit of The Gold Coast...this is vintage Nelson DeMille at the peak of his originality and the height of his …

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm

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The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one …

Special Delivery by Danielle Steel

Special Delivery

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In a novel that explores the fun and challenge, and occasional absurdity, of new beginnings, Danielle Steel tells the story of two people who find love where and when they least expect it.At

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

7th Legion

7th Legion

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: MicroProse

The Granstream Saga

The Granstream Saga

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: JP SCEI; NA THQ; EU SCEE

101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor

101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor

Platform: PC

Genre: Action/Adventure/Strategy

Publisher: Disney Interactive

Emperor of the Fading Suns

Emperor of the Fading Suns

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy, 4X

Publisher: SegaSoft

Darkstalkers 3

Darkstalkers 3

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PlayStation Network

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Capcom

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.


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