Wednesday July 16, 1997

US date format: 7/16/1997, UK date format: 16/7/1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Caito Potatoe . In that special week of July 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. Perfect Blue, directed by Satoshi Kon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tiger Bay. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gloom 3 or Beach Festival World Championship 1997.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Events

  • Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266M for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 63.17 to close at 8,038.88. It is the Dow's first close above 8,000. The Dow has doubled its value in 30 months.

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Movies

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Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue

Directed by: Satoshi Kon

Starring: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Country: United States of America

Digging to China

Digging to China

Directed by: Timothy Hutton

Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson, Marian Seldes

One Eight Seven

One Eight Seven

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins Jr.

Spawn

Spawn

Directed by: Mark A.Z. Dippé

Starring: Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle

Country: United States of America

Air Bud

Air Bud

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

Starring: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 16, 1997?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - I'll Be Missing You
  2. - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
  3. - I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)
  4. - Smile
  5. - Not Tonight
  6. - 5 Miles To Empty
  7. - You Bring Me Up
  8. - Look Into My Eyes (From "Batman & Robin")
  9. - Whatever
  10. - In My Bed

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

Knights of Ramune

Knights of Ramune

Directed by: Yoshinori Sayanna

Days to next July 16

If July 16, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 2 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes

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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.

Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris

Songs in Ordinary Time

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It's the summer of 1960 in Atkinson, Vermont. Maria Fermoyle is a strong but vulnerable divorced woman whose loneliness and ambition for her children make her easy prey for dangerous con man Omar Duvall.

The Gift Of Fear by Gavin de Becker

The Gift Of Fear

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True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference.A date won't take "no" for an answer.

Brain Droppings by George Carlin

Brain Droppings

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With hundreds of sold-out concert dates each year, over 20 albums, two Grammys, two Cable ACE awards, and more HBO specials that anyone else, George Carlin is more popular than ever.

The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin

The Bible Code

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0n September 1, 1994, I flew to Israel and met in Jerusalem with a close friend of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the poet Chaim Guri. I gave him a letter which he immediately gave to the Prime Minister.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Deer Hunter

Deer Hunter

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Color, Mobile phone, BlackBerry, iOS, Android

Publisher: Previous publishers: WizardWorks Software, MacSoft, Sorrent (now Glu Mobile), Vatical Entertainment

Gloom 3

Gloom 3

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Action, Adventure

Publisher: Guildhall

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color

Genre: Platform

Publisher: JP MediaQuest

V-Rally

V-Rally

Platform: PlayStation, Windows, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Infogrames Electronic Arts Spike Ocean Software Atari

Beach Festival World Championship 1997

Beach Festival World Championship 1997

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Volleyball

Publisher: Comad

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 16, 1997?

On July 16, 1997 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is July 16, 1997?

On July 16, 1997 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 16, 1997?

On July 16, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 16, 1997?

On July 16, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on July 16, 1997?

On July 16, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 16, 1997?

On July 16, 1997 several famous people were born including, Caito Potatoe.

What was the number one song in July 16, 1997?

The number one song in the week of July 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 July 16, 1997?

The top hits on July 16, 1997 were I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans, Bitch by Meredith Brooks, Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison in US and I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans, Ecuador by Sash! featuring Rodriguez, D'You Know What I Mean? by Oasis in UK.


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