Sunday August 17, 1997

US date format: 8/17/1997, UK date format: 17/8/1997

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 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. 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 Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tiger Bay. If you liked videogames you were probably playing AeroGauge or Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • 79th PGA Championship: Davis Love III shoots a 269 at Winged Foot Golf Club
  • First of America Senior Golf Classic

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Deconstructing Harry

Deconstructing Harry

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

Soul Food

Soul Food

Directed by: George Tillman Jr.

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

Affliction

Affliction

Directed by: Paul Schrader

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

Gummo

Gummo

Directed by: Harmony Korine

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

Hoodlum

Hoodlum

Directed by: Bill Duke

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

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Music charts

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Sport Games on August 17, 1997

Sport Games on August 17, 1997


Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Aalst - Antwerp : 2 - 0
  • Charleroi - Standard : 2 - 1
  • Club Brugge - Westerlo : 3 - 1
  • Germinal - Lierse : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of August 17, 1997

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Dundee United - Hibernian : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of August 17, 1997

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

The Good News

The Good News

The Beggar Bride

The Beggar Bride

Days to next August 17

If August 17, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 1 month, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain

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In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to …

If This World Were Mine by E. Lynn Harris

If This World Were Mine

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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.

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

Plum Island

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CELEBRATING THE 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR The hair-raising suspense of The General's Daughter... the wry wit of The Gold Coast...this is vintage Nelson DeMille at the peak of his originality and the height of his …

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm

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The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one …

Special Delivery by Danielle Steel

Special Delivery

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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

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

AeroGauge

AeroGauge

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: ASCII Entertainment

Constructor

Constructor

Platform: PC, PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Real-time strategy, Construction and management simulation

Publisher: Acclaim (Originally), System 3 (Current)

Balls of Steel

Balls of Steel

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: 3D Realms

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 17, 1997?

On August 17, 1997 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 17, 1997?

On August 17, 1997 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 17, 1997?

On August 17, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 17, 1997?

On August 17, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 17, 1997?

On August 17, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

What was the number one song in August 17, 1997?

The number one song in the week of August 17, 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 August 17, 1997?

The top hits on August 17, 1997 were I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans, Mo Money, Mo Problems by The Notorious B.I.G., Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) by The Backstreet Boys in US and I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans, Men In Black by Will Smith, Freed From Desire by Gala in UK.


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