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Wednesday 16 July 1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. Air Force One, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Up Island by Anne Rivers Siddons was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Oz. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Darklight Conflict or Harvest Moon GB.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Air Force One

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

Country: United States

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Operation Condor

Directed by: Jackie Chan

Starring: Jackie Chan, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Eva Cobo

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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Men in Black

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Woo

Starring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen

Country: United States

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Written by: Tom Fontana

Starring: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Country: United States

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Beach Boys

Starring: Takashi Sorimachi, Yutaka Takenouchi, Ryôko Hirosue, Izumi Inamori

Country: Japan


Starring: Vicco von Bülow, Evelyn Hamann, Heinz Meier, Heiner Schmidt

Country: Germany

Herman Enciclopédia

Starring: Herman José

Country: Portugal


Starring: Anders Andersson

Country: Sweden

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 July 1997 ?

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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  • 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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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1997?

  • Time: Mars July 4, 1997' Mars Pathfinder's Sojourner
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9595
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.387


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

Up Island

By: Anne Rivers Siddons

From childhood, Molly Bell Redwine was taught by her charismatic, domineering mother that "family is everything." But no one warned Molly that family can change unexpectedly.

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Deception On His Mind

By: Elizabeth George

Balford-le-Nez is a dying seaside town on the coast of Essex. But when a member of the town’s small but growing Asian community is found murdered near its beach, the sleepy

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Into Thin Air

By: Jon Krakauer

National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

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The Last Heroes

By: W. E. B. Griffin

June, 1941. Determined that the United States will be prepared for war, Franklin D. Roosevelt and "Wild Bill" Donovan orchestrate the most complex espionage organization in history, the Office of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ace Combat 2

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Namco

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Beast Wars: Transformers

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Sony PlayStation

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Hasbro Interactive Takara

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Genre: Music video game

Publisher: Konami

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Darklight Conflict

Platform: DOS, PlayStation, Saturn, Windows

Genre: Space combat simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Harvest Moon GB

Platform: Game Boy, Game Boy Color

Genre: Life simulation, role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Victor Interactive Software; NA Natsume; EU Nintendo

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