Wednesday December 17, 1997

US date format: 12/17/1997, UK date format: 17/12/1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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. Famous people born on this day include Maxso and Naiktha Bains. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. The Education of Little Tree, directed by Richard Friedenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Robot Wars. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Crow: City of Angels or Ceremony of Innocence.
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Historical Events

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  • The United Kingdom commences its Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997, which extends the state's gun ban to include all handguns--with the exception of antique and show weapons.

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Movies

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The Education of Little Tree

The Education of Little Tree

Directed by: Richard Friedenberg

Starring: James Cromwell, Joseph Ashton, Tantoo Cardinal, Mika Boorem

Kundun

Kundun

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Joey

Joey

Directed by: Ian Barry

Starring: Jamie Croft, Rebecca Gibney, Alex McKenna, Harold Hopkins

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Sport Games on December 17, 1997

Sport Games on December 17, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Boston Celtics - Toronto Raptors : 88 - 83
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Atlanta Hawks : 83 - 94
  • Detroit Pistons - New Jersey Nets : 101 - 105
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Chicago Bulls : 83 - 104
  • Miami Heat - Washington Wizards : 74 - 88
See all Basketball game results of December 17, 1997

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Antwerp - Club Brugge : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of December 17, 1997

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Ath Madrid - Mallorca : 2 - 3
  • Compostela - Celta : 0 - 0
  • Espanol - Santander : 0 - 0
  • Merida - Valladolid : 0 - 0
  • Oviedo - Ath Bilbao : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of December 17, 1997

La Liga Segunda Division

Football (Spain)
  • Albacete - Sevilla : 1 - 0
  • Eibar - Logrones : 2 - 1
  • Hercules - Levante : 1 - 1
  • Jaen - Xerez : 1 - 1
  • Las Palmas - Badajoz : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of December 17, 1997

TV Series

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Robot Wars

Robot Wars

Directed by: William L. Stewart

Stella Street

Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

Directed by: Mick Garris

Vampire Princess Miyu

Vampire Princess Miyu

Days to next December 17

If December 17, 1997 is your birthday you're 22 years, 9 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 …

The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Countdown

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “First-rate suspense.”—People Twenty years ago, top agents from the CIA and KGB banded together to bring down the Matarese Circle, an international cabal of

Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker

Joy of Cooking

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The bestselling Joy of Cooking—the book Julia Child called “a fundamental resource for any American cook”—now in a revised and updated 75th Anniversary edition, which restores the voice of the original authors and many of the most beloved recipes from …

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to …

Another City, Not My Own by Dominick Dunne

Another City, Not My Own

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Gus Bailey, journalist to high society, knows the sordid secrets of the very rich. Now he turns his penetrating gaze to a courtroom in Los Angeles, witnessing the trial of the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Agent Armstrong

Agent Armstrong

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action platformer

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

The Crow: City of Angels

The Crow: City of Angels

Platform: PlayStation, Saturn, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

Gloom 3

Gloom 3

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Action, Adventure

Publisher: Guildhall

GoldenEye 007

GoldenEye 007

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: First-person shooter, stealth

Publisher: Nintendo

Ceremony of Innocence

Ceremony of Innocence

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Real World Multimedia


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