Thursday December 18, 1997

US date format: 12/18/1997, UK date format: 18/12/1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 18, 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 Cameron Moore and Justice Domingo. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. The Education of Little Tree, directed by Richard Friedenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Robot Wars. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jane's 688(I) Hunter/Killer or Batman & Robin.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
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Events

  • HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
  • Myra Hindley loses her High Court appeal against the government's decision to keep her behind bars for the rest of her life.
  • Janet Jagan the former wife of Cheddi Jagan took office in Guyana.
  • James Cameron's ''Titanic'', the highest-grossing film of all time until his other film ''Avatar'', premieres in the US.

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Movies

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The Education of Little Tree

The Education of Little Tree

Directed by: Richard Friedenberg

Starring: James Cromwell, Joseph Ashton, Tantoo Cardinal, Mika Boorem

Kundun

Kundun

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Joey

Joey

Directed by: Ian Barry

Starring: Jamie Croft, Rebecca Gibney, Alex McKenna, Harold Hopkins

Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Sport Games on December 18, 1997

Sport Games on December 18, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Denver Nuggets - Seattle SuperSonics : 106 - 119
  • Golden State Warriors - Los Angeles Clippers : 78 - 82
  • Phoenix Suns - Dallas Mavericks : 89 - 75
  • Utah Jazz - Orlando Magic : 85 - 73
See all Basketball game results of December 18, 1997

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Valencia - La Coruna : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of December 18, 1997

TV Series

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Robot Wars

Robot Wars

Directed by: William L. Stewart

Stella Street

Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

Directed by: Mick Garris

Vampire Princess Miyu

Vampire Princess Miyu

Days to next December 18

If December 18, 1997 is your birthday you're 22 years, 9 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm

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The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one …

The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Countdown

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “First-rate suspense.”—People Twenty years ago, top agents from the CIA and KGB banded together to bring down the Matarese Circle, an international cabal of

Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker

Joy of Cooking

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The bestselling Joy of Cooking—the book Julia Child called “a fundamental resource for any American cook”—now in a revised and updated 75th Anniversary edition, which restores the voice of the original authors and many of the most beloved recipes from …

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to …

Another City, Not My Own by Dominick Dunne

Another City, Not My Own

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Gus Bailey, journalist to high society, knows the sordid secrets of the very rich. Now he turns his penetrating gaze to a courtroom in Los Angeles, witnessing the trial of the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Jane's 688(I) Hunter/Killer

Jane's 688(I) Hunter/Killer

Platform: Windows

Genre: Submarine simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Asmodeus

Asmodeus

Platform: DOS

Genre: Action-adventure, Roleplaying video game

Publisher: Vochozka Trading

Extreme Assault

Extreme Assault

Platform: DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Blue Byte Software

BS Fire Emblem: Archanea Senki

BS Fire Emblem: Archanea Senki

Platform: Satellaview

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Nintendo

Batman & Robin

Batman & Robin

Platform: PlayStation, Game.com

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Tiger Electronics


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