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Thursday 17 April 1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ryland Lynch . In that special week of April people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. Grosse Pointe Blank, directed by George Armitage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while A Reporter'S Life by Walter Cronkite was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Loriot. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cool Boarders 2 or Fantastic Four.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Brass Eye

Starring: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Really Wild Animals

Starring: Dudley Moore, Billy West

Country: United States

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Coltrane's Planes and Automobiles

Starring: Robbie Coltrane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Bingo & Molly

Written by: Tom Broadbridge, Alice Donenfeld, Robin Goodrow, Parker Page

Starring: Robin Goodrow, Frank Italiano, Larissa Matheson, Rachel More

Country: United States

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Pop-Up Video

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Grosse Pointe Blank

Directed by: George Armitage

Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd

Country: United States

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Liar Liar

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Starring: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper

Country: United States

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Crash

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas

Country: United States

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Donnie Brasco

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen

Country: United States

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Lost Highway

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1997 ?

Holidays:
  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Chaim Herzog: Israeli politician, soldier, lawyer and author who served as the sixth President of Israel.
Facts:
  • New Jersey Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur is second NHL goalie to score in a playoff game.
  • John Bell, 115, recieves new heart pacemaker.

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Sport Games on 17 April 1997

NBA
American Basketball
  • Golden State Warriors - Utah Jazz : 93 - 106
  • Portland Trail Blazers - Vancouver Grizzlies : 105 - 73
  • Sacramento Kings - Los Angeles Lakers : 99 - 108
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Denver Nuggets : 108 - 104
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Espanol - Ath Madrid : 0 - 0
  • Oviedo - Santander : 1 - 5
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Lille - Cannes : 1 - 2
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1997?

  • Time: Actress/comedian Ellen DeGeneres announcing to the world 'Yep, I'm Gay.'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9582
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.374

Books

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

A Reporter'S Life

By: Walter Cronkite

4 Compact Discs / 4 HoursRead by the authorAlso available on CassetteIt was no accident that Walter Cronkite came to be known as the most trusted man in America. Now

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8 Weeks to Optimum Health

By: Andrew Weil

Now expanded and updated–the #1 New York Times bestselling book in which one of America’s most brilliant doctors shares his famous program for improving and protecting your healthEight Weeks to Optimum Health lays out Dr.

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Planet Of Twilight

By: Barbara Hambly

New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly returns to the Star Wars(r) universe to tell a breathtaking tale of a mysterious world where the battle between the New Republic and the

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Journey Into Darkness

By: John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The FBI Special Agent and author of Mindhunter chronicles his work in behavioral profiling, explaining how he was able to get into the minds of killers and outlining such

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armored Core

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, third-person shooter, mecha simulation

Publisher: JP FromSoftware

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Cool Boarders 2

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: JP UEP Systems; NA SCEA; EU SCEE; JP Studio Zan (PSN)

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Dark Colony

Platform: Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Darklight Conflict

Platform: DOS, PlayStation, Saturn, Windows

Genre: Space combat simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Fantastic Four

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

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