Saturday May 17, 1997

US date format: 5/17/1997, UK date format: 17/5/1997

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 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. Bent, directed by Sean Mathias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Mcnally'S Gamble by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Born to Run. If you liked videogames you were probably playing AeroGauge or V-Rally.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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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
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Bent

Bent

Directed by: Sean Mathias

Starring: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

American Perfekt

American Perfekt

Directed by: Paul Chart

Starring: Amanda Plummer, Robert Forster, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk

Trial and Error

Trial and Error

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Starring: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen

The Blackout

The Blackout

Directed by: Abel Ferrara

Starring: Matthew Modine, Claudia Schiffer, Béatrice Dalle, Sarah Lassez

Buddy

Buddy

Directed by: Caroline Thompson

Starring: Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Irma P. Hall

Sport Games on May 17, 1997

Sport Games on May 17, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Houston Rockets : 91 - 96
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Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Dortmund - Werder Bremen : 2 - 1
  • Hamburg - FC Koln : 0 - 4
  • Leverkusen - St Pauli : 3 - 0
  • M'gladbach - Bochum : 6 - 2
  • Munich 1860 - Schalke 04 : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of May 17, 1997

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Leipzig - Ein Frankfurt : 2 - 3
  • Oldenburg - F Koln : 1 - 1
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La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Betis - Sevilla : 3 - 3
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TV Series

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Born to Run

Born to Run

Directed by: Phil Coles

Knights of Ramune

Knights of Ramune

Directed by: Yoshinori Sayanna

The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

Shapes of the Invisible

Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

Bullyparade

Bullyparade

Directed by: Michael Herbig

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Mcnally'S Gamble by Lawrence Sanders

Mcnally'S Gamble

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A risky gamble might not pay off when Lawrence Sanders’s dilettante detective plunges into a quagmire of greed, passion, and murder At first, Archy McNally was unofficially enlisted to verify the bona

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

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The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

Affair by Amanda Quick

Affair

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Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex.Yet

Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon

Mason & Dixon

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Charles Mason (1728-1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line.

Locked In The Cabinet by Robert B. Reich

Locked In The Cabinet

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Locked in the Cabinet is a close-up view of the way things work, and often don't work, at the highest levels of government--and a uniquely personal account by the man whose

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

AeroGauge

AeroGauge

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: ASCII Entertainment

Armored Core

Armored Core

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, third-person shooter, mecha simulation

Publisher: JP FromSoftware

V-Rally

V-Rally

Platform: PlayStation, Windows, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Infogrames Electronic Arts Spike Ocean Software Atari

Chopper Attack

Chopper Attack

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Midway Games

Eberouge

Eberouge

Platform: Sega Saturn / PlayStation

Genre: Dating sim / Strategy

Publisher: Takara


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