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Monday 17 November 1997

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Yu-gyeom . In that special week of November people in US were listening to Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John. In UK Barbie Girl by Aqua was in the top 5 hits. Anastasia, directed by Don Bluth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Podge and Rodge. A Scare at Bedtime. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chopper Attack or Captain Claw.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Jackal

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier

Country: United States

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Directed by: Don Bluth

Starring: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd

Country: United States

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Starship Troopers

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer

Country: United States

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Different from the Others

Directed by: Richard Oswald

Starring: Conrad Veidt, Leo Connard, Ilse von Tasso-Lind

Country: United States

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

Directed by: Jim Gillespie

Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Podge and Rodge. A Scare at Bedtime

Starring: Mick O'Hara, Ciaran Morrison

Country: Ireland

I'm Alan Partridge

Starring: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Atheist Experience

Starring: Matt Dillahunty, Tracie Harris

Country: United States


Starring: Jón Gnarr

Country: Iceland

The New Batman Adventures

Written by: Bob Kane

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Mathew Valencia, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1997 ?

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame
  • In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).

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Sport Games on 17 November 1997

American Basketball
  • Dallas Mavericks - Portland Trail Blazers : 75 - 120
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American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - Miami Dolphins : 13 - 30
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Real Madrid - Valladolid : 3 - 1
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Ethniki Katigoria
Football (Greece)
  • Proodeytiki - Ionikos : 1 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in November 1997?

  • Time: on Debunking John F. Kennedy, from Woodfin Camp.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9613
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.405


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

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: John Berendt

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and ...

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The Best Laid Plans

By: Sidney Sheldon

He wanted power. Oliver Russell is fated to rise to the pinnacle of power, the office of President of the United States. She wanted revenge. Leslie Stewart is his betrayed fiancee, a woman dedicated to a single purpose-the downfall of ...

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Flood Tide

By: Clive Cussler

AN UNDERWATER GRAVEYARD IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...A MYSTERIOUS SEAPORT IN THE LOUISIANA BAYOUS...A DIABOLICAL PLOT TO DESTROY AMERICA! When NUMA agent DIRK PITT® rescues a beautiful undercover agent in a daring underwater operation at Orion Lake, just north of Seattle, ...

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The God Of Small Things

By: Arundhati Roy

Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Circuit

Battle Circuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Capcom

Chopper Attack

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Midway Games

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Captain Claw

Captain Claw

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Monolith Productions, Wizard Works

Enemy Nations

Platform: Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Head Games Publishing

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Fantastic Four

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

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