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Friday May 16, 1997

US date format: 5/16/1997, UK date format: 16/5/1997

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cloe Mackie and Josh Temple. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. Bent, directed by Sean Mathias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Just As I Am by Billy Graham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Born to Run. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dōsei or Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1997

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Sean Mathias

Starring: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

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American Perfekt

Directed by: Paul Chart

Starring: Amanda Plummer, Robert Forster, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk

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Trial and Error

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen

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The Blackout

Directed by: Abel Ferrara

Starring: Matthew Modine, Claudia Schiffer, Béatrice Dalle, Sarah Lassez

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'Til There Was You

Directed by: Scott Winant

Starring: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, John Plumpis, Janel Moloney

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TV Series

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Born to Run

Directed by: Phil Coles

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Knights of Ramune

Directed by: Yoshinori Sayanna

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The Vanishing Man

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Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

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Directed by: Michael Herbig

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1997 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Expos trailing SF Giants by 9 runs comeback to win 14-13
  • St. Louis Cardinals Gary Gaetti records his 2,000th hits
  • Brandi Sherwood, (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Universe) as Miss USA.
  • Atlanta Braves beat Saint Louis Cardinals, 1-0 in 13 innings.
  • Brook Mehealani Lee, 26, of US crowned 46th Miss Universe.

Sport Games on 16 May 1997

American Basketball
  • Miami Heat - New York Knicks : 95 - 90
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Dusseldorf - Karlsruhe : 0 - 3
  • Hansa Rostock - Bayern Munich : 0 - 3
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Uerdingen - CZ Jena : 2 - 2
  • Wolfsburg - Unterhaching : 0 - 0
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Football (Netherlands)
  • Nijmegen - Roda JC : 2 - 1
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1997 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Enrique Iglesias - Solo En Ti
  2. Secuestro De Amor - Los Tucanes de Tijuana
  3. Los Tigres del Norte - Unidos Para Siempre
  4. Ya Me Voy Para Siempre - Los Temerarios
  5. Celine Dion - Sola Otra Vez
  6. O Soy O Fui - Marco Antonio Solis
  7. El Destino - Juan Gabriel / Rocio Durcal
  8. Quien Pierde Mas - Bronco: El Gigante De America
  9. Solo Contigo - Limite
  10. Nube Viajera - Alejandro Fernandez


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

Just As I Am

By: Billy Graham

autobiography of Billy Graham

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By: Peter Maas

Sammy the Bull Gravano is the highest-ranking member of the Mafia in America ever to defeat. In telling Gravano's story, Peter Maas brings us as never before into the innermost sanctums of the Cosa Nostra as if we were there ...

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The Gospel According To The Son

By: Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer fused fact and fiction to create indelible portraits of such figures as Marilyn Monroe, Gary Gilmore, and Lee Harvey Oswald.

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Mcnally'S Gamble

By: Lawrence Sanders

A risky gamble might not pay off when Lawrence Sanders’s dilettante detective plunges into a quagmire of greed, passion, and murder At first, Archy McNally was unofficially enlisted to verify the bona

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Platform: Windows

Genre: Eroge, Social simulation game

Publisher: Nexton



Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: futuristic racing

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: LucasArts

Gunple: Gunman’s Proof

Gunple: Gunman’s Proof

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Action-adventure w/ shooting elements

Publisher: ASCII Corporation

Batman & Robin

Batman & Robin

Platform: PlayStation, Game.com

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Tiger Electronics

Home videos

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

Walk the Proud Land

Studio: Universal Pictures

Format: VHS releases; part of the Universal Western Collection

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Jeremiah Johnson

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Fun and Fancy Free

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Format: VHS release

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The Absent-Minded Professor

Studio: VHS releases; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics:

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