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Wednesday 17 September 1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Elena Kampouris . In that special week of September people in US were listening to Honey by Mariah Carey. In UK Men In Black by Will Smith was in the top 5 hits. L.A. Confidential, directed by Curtis Hanson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The New Batman Adventures. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II or Dark Angel.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Game

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn

Country: United States

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Event Horizon

Directed by: Paul Anderson

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan

Country: United States

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Cop Land

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta

Country: United States

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Good Burger

Directed by: Brian Robbins

Starring: Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Sinbad

Country: United States

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Air Force One

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The New Batman Adventures

Written by: Bob Kane

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

Country: United States

Science Court

Starring: Jennifer Harrison, H. Jon Benjamin, Bill Braudis, Micaela Hebert

Country: United States

Between Brothers

Written by: Barry O'Brien, Cheryl Alu

Starring: Kadeem Hardison, Dondre Whitfield, Kelly Perine, Rachael Crawford

Country: United States

Austin Stories

Written by: James Jones

Starring: Laura House, Howard Kremer, Brad 'Chip' Pope, Andy Brown

Country: United States

Incredible Story Studio

Written by: Robert de Lint, Virginia Thompson

Starring: Sabryn Rock, Laura Solilo, Greg Ochitwa, Ken Spencer

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1997 ?

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
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Sport Games on 17 September 1997

Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Norwich - Charlton : 0 - 4
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Diana, Princess of Wales -- Sep. 15, 1997
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9604
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.396


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

The Notebook

By: Nicholas Sparks

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.

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The Man Who Listens To Horses

By: Monty Roberts

Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer–an American original whose gentle Join-Up® training method reveals the depth of communication possible between man and animal.

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If This World Were Mine

By: E. Lynn Harris

A close circle of friends. A sexy stranger. How strong are the bonds of friendship?With a nine-week stay on the New York Times bestseller list, E.

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The Millionaire Next Door

By: Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, EZweb, i-mode, PlayStation Network

Genre: Manic shooter

Publisher: JP Cave; INT Atlus

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Earth 2140

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: EU TopWare Interactive; NA Interplay Entertainment

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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: LucasArts

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Dark Angel

Platform: PC

Genre: 2D Platform game (run-and-gun), action-adventure

Publisher: Vicarious Visions

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Gloom 3

Gloom 3

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Action, Adventure

Publisher: Guildhall

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