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Saturday 17 May 1997

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Eric Beckerman . 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. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Underboss by Peter Maas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Loriot. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance or Dōsei.
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 ?

Zoo TV: The Television Series

Starring: Lisa Shock

Country: United States

Spy Game

Written by: Sam Raimi, John McNamara, Ivan Raimi

Starring: Linden Ashby, Allison Smith, Bruce McCarty

Country: United States

Brass Eye

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fortean TV

Starring: Lionel Fanthorpe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Really Wild Animals

Starring: Dudley Moore, Billy West

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite

Country: United States

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The Fifth Element

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman

Country: United States

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Directed by: Jay Roach

Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York

Country: United States

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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Directed by: David Mirkin

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo

Country: United States

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Grosse Pointe Blank

Directed by: George Armitage

Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1997 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Sylvester Stallone weds Jennifer Flavin in London
  • 123rd Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 1:54.
  • Troops of Laurent Kabila march into Kinshasa. Zaire is officially renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Jo Shiery-Odom.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.379
  • Time: Iconoclastic Dr. Andrew Weil, from Outline.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9586

Books

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

Underboss

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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Pretend You Don'T See Her

By: Mary Higgins Clark

Pretend You Don't See Her is the story of Lacey Farrell, a rising star on Manhattan's high-powered real estate scene. Lacey becomes the witness to a murder and hears the dying words of the victim, a woman who is convinced ...

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The Rapture of Canaan

By: Sheri Reynolds

At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. Try as she might, Ninah hasn't succeeded in resisting temptation her prayer partner, James and finds ...

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The Partner

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROnce he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm—and ran for his life.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Platform: DOS and Windows 95

Genre: Turn-based strategy, Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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Dōsei

Platform: Windows

Genre: Eroge, Social simulation game

Publisher: Nexton

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101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor

101 Dalmatians: Escape from DeVil Manor

Platform: PC

Genre: Action/Adventure/Strategy

Publisher: Disney Interactive

Captain Claw

Captain Claw

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Monolith Productions, Wizard Works

Lego Island

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

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