Monday March 17, 1997, St. Patrick's Day

US date format: 3/17/1997, UK date format: 17/3/1997

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 17, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Katie Ledecky and Van Zandt Twins. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. In UK Don't Speak by No Doubt was in the top 5 hits. The Saint, directed by Phillip Noyce, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The List by Steve Martini was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shapes of the Invisible. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dual Heroes or Chaos Island: The Lost World.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
  • Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
  • St. Agricola
  • St. Joseph of Arimathea
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Events

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average removes Westinghouse Electric, Texaco Incorporated, Bethlehem Steel, and Woolworth from its index, replacing them with Travelers Group, Hewlett-Packard Company, Johnson & Johnson, and Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated.
  • CNN begins Spanish broadcasts.

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Movies

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The Saint

The Saint

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Starring: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Serbedzija, Valeriy Nikolaev

That Old Feeling

That Old Feeling

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Bette Midler, Dennis Farina, Paula Marshall, Gail O'Grady

Double Team

Double Team

Directed by: Hark Tsui

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, Paul Freeman

Sexual Roulette

Sexual Roulette

Directed by: Gary Graver

Starring: Tane McClure, Tim Abell, Gabriella Hall, Peter Spellos

Driftwood

Driftwood

Directed by: Ronan O'Leary

Starring: James Spader, Anne Brochet, Barry McGovern, Anna Massey

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Music charts

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Sport Games on March 17, 1997

Sport Games on March 17, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Detroit Pistons - Cleveland Cavaliers : 82 - 85
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Denver Nuggets : 113 - 94
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Boston Celtics : 117 - 126
  • Orlando Magic - Atlanta Hawks : 107 - 112
  • Phoenix Suns - Golden State Warriors : 116 - 95
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Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Kaiserslautern - Uerdingen : 3 - 1
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La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Sociedad - Real Madrid : 1 - 2
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TV Series

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Shapes of the Invisible

Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

Bullyparade

Bullyparade

Directed by: Michael Herbig

Die Camper

Die Camper

Brass Eye

Brass Eye

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Forgotten Toys

The Forgotten Toys

Directed by: Graham Ralph

Days to next March 17

If March 17, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 6 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The List by Steve Martini

The List

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A bold and successful scheme to outwit the biggest players in publishing and film animates this novel by the bestselling author of The Judge--a suspenseful thriller in which the price of

The Gift Of Peace by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

The Gift Of Peace

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Joseph Cardinal Bernardin's gentle leadership throughout his life of ministerial service had made him an internationally beloved figure, but the words he left behind about his final journey would change the

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

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Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

A Thin Dark Line by Tami Hoag

A Thin Dark Line

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Terror stalks the streets of Bayou Breaux, Louisiana. A suspected murderer is free on a technicality, and the cop accused of planting evidence against him is ordered off the case.

Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

Evening Class

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It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That's where the real passion was lurking.They came together at Mountainview College, a down-at-the-heels secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Atlantis: The Lost Tales

Atlantis: The Lost Tales

Platform: Microsoft Windows DOS Sega Saturn PlayStation

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: DreamCatcher Interactive

CART World Series

CART World Series

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: SCEA

Bomberman 64

Bomberman 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA / PAL Nintendo

Dual Heroes

Dual Heroes

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Hudson Soft Electro Brain

Chaos Island: The Lost World

Chaos Island: The Lost World

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On March 17, 1997 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is March 17, 1997?

On March 17, 1997 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on March 17, 1997?

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

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

On March 17, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on March 17, 1997?

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

Which famous people are born on March 17, 1997?

On March 17, 1997 several famous people were born including, Katie Ledecky, Van Zandt Twins, Sarah Burgett.

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

The number one song in the week of March 17, 1997 was Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy in US and Don't Speak by No Doubt in UK.

What were the top hits on March 17, 1997?

The top hits on March 17, 1997 were Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy, Wannabe by The Spice Girls, You Were Meant For Me by Jewel in US and Don't Speak by No Doubt, Mama / Who Do You Think You Are? by The Spice Girls, Encore Une Fois by Sash! in UK.


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