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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). 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 The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ghar Jamai. If you liked videogames you were probably playing G-Darius or Diablo: Hellfire.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Deconstructing Harry

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

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Directed by: Paul Schrader

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

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Soul Food

Directed by: George Tillman Jr.

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

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Directed by: Harmony Korine

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

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Directed by: Bill Duke

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

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TV Series

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

Ghar Jamai

Directed by: Arun Bhatt

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Tiger Bay

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

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Happy Camp

Directed by: Josh Anthony

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Riding the Tiger

Directed by: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

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Born to Run

Directed by: Phil Coles

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 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
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Famous Deaths:
  • For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)

Sport Games on 16 August 1997

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Anderlecht - Molenbeek : 0 - 2
  • Lokeren - Genk : 1 - 5
  • Lommel - Beveren : 3 - 1
  • Mouscron - Gent : 1 - 1
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Beauvais - Red Star 93 : 2 - 1
  • Caen - Nancy : 2 - 2
  • Laval - Mulhouse : 3 - 0
  • Louhans-Cuis. - Lorient : 1 - 3
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Bordeaux - Rennes : 2 - 2
  • Guingamp - Strasbourg : 0 - 0
  • Lyon - Monaco : 0 - 3
  • Montpellier - Marseille : 0 - 0
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Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Charlton - Oxford : 3 - 2
  • Crewe - West Brom : 2 - 3
  • Falkirk - Ayr : 2 - 1
  • Morton - Hamilton : 0 - 2
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Planetary positions on August 16, 1997 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1997 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Dru Hill - Never Make A Promise
  2. The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase - Mo Money Mo Problems
  3. Not Tonight - Lil' Kim Feat. Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Angie Mar
  4. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
  5. Changing Faces - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
  6. I Can Love You/Love Is All We Need - Mary J. Blige
  7. Up Jumps Da Boogie - Magoo And Timbaland
  8. Someone - SWV (Featuring Puff Daddy)
  9. R. Kelly - Gotham City
  10. Foxy Brown Featuring Dru Hill - Big Bad Mamma
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Miente - Enrique Iglesias
  2. Por Debajo De La Mesa - Luis Miguel
  3. El Tucanazo - Los Tucanes de Tijuana
  4. Jordi - Desesperadamente Enamorado
  5. Gloria Estefan - No Pretendo
  6. Vivir Sin Ellas - Intocable
  7. Thalia - Amor A La Mexicana
  8. Acepta Mi Error - Los Temerarios
  9. Te Sigo Amando - Juan Gabriel
  10. Mi Ultimo Adios - Marco Antonio Solis


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

The Notebook

By: Nicholas Sparks

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

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If This World Were Mine

By: E. Lynn Harris

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.

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Special Delivery

By: Danielle Steel

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

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Chasing Cezanne

By: Peter Mayle

Hanky-panky on the international art scene is the source of the hilarity and fizz in Peter Mayle's new novel. He flies us back to the south of France (a region some

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Diablo: Hellfire

Diablo: Hellfire

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action role-playing game, hack and slash

Publisher: Sierra On-Line


Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Network

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP CyberFront; JP MediaKite; JP Sourcenext; NA/EU THQ

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Emperor of the Fading Suns

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy, 4X

Publisher: SegaSoft

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F1 Racing Simulation

F1 Racing Simulation

Platform: PC

Genre: Sport, Sim Racing

BS Fire Emblem: Archanea Senki

BS Fire Emblem: Archanea Senki

Platform: Satellaview

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Nintendo

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

101 Dalmatians

Studio: VHS release

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The Train Robbers

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Format: VHS releases; part of the Warner Bros. Westerns Collection

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Fathers' Day

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Format: VHS and DVD release

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The Trigger Effect

Studio: Universal

Format: VHS release

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The Devil's Own

Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS release

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