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Thursday 18 December 1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. In UK Perfect Day by Various Artists was in the top 5 hits. Jackie Brown, directed by Quentin Tarantino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Dirty Jokes And Beer by Drew Carey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Des Racines & des Ailes. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Extreme Assault or Gunple: Gunman’s Proof.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Jackie Brown

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster

Country: United States

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As Good as It Gets

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

Country: United States

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Tomorrow Never Dies

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh

Country: United States

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Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane

Country: United States

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Home Alone 3

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Starring: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Des Racines & des Ailes

Starring: Patrick de Carolis

Country: France

The joulukalenteri

Starring: Raimo Smedberg, Seppo Korjus, Kari Lehtomäki, Jukka Virtanen

Country: Finland


Starring: Carlos Alcántara, Wendy Ramos

Country: Peru

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1997 ?

  • 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)
  • Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 18 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Chris Farley: American comedian who died binging on booze, cocaine and heroin 12/18/1997 in his Chicago condo.
  • 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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Sport Games on 18 December 1997

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

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Al Gore -- Dec. 15, 1997
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9617
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.409


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

Dirty Jokes And Beer

By: Drew Carey

We all know Drew Carey from The Drew Carey Show and his award-winning stand-up career, but do we really know Drew Carey, the person?

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Cat & Mouse

By: James Patterson

Alex Cross is back-and so is a raging and suicidal Gary Soneji. Out of prison and dying from the AIDS virus he contracted there, he will get revenge on Cross before he dies.

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Angela's Ashes

By: Frank McCourt

A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

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The Dark Side Of Camelot

By: Seymour M. Hersh

This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Extreme Assault

Platform: DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Blue Byte Software

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Gunple: Gunman’s Proof

Gunple: Gunman’s Proof

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Action-adventure w/ shooting elements

Publisher: ASCII Corporation

Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka

Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka

Platform: Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 3

Genre: Action Sci-Fi Shooter

Publisher: Bandai

Dark Angel

Platform: PC

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

Publisher: Vicarious Visions

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Gunple: Gunman’s Proof

Gunple: Gunman’s Proof

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Action-adventure w/ shooting elements

Publisher: ASCII Corporation

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