Saturday January 18, 1997

US date format: 1/18/1997, UK date format: 18/1/1997

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 18, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Kevin Lavell . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. In UK Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big) by Tori Amos was in the top 5 hits. Once Upon a Time in China and America, directed by Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brass Eye. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Furlong or Dungeon Keeper.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Winnie The Pooh Day (In observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882.)
  • Christian ecumenism - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

Events

  • Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
  • Paul Tsongas, American politician (Senator-Democrat-Massachusetts), dies at age 55.
  • 47th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena.

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Movies

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Once Upon a Time in China and America

Once Upon a Time in China and America

Directed by: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Starring: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Xin Xin Xiong, Kwok-Pong Chan

Star Maps

Star Maps

Directed by: Miguel Arteta

Starring: Douglas Spain, Efrain Figueroa, Kandeyce Jorden, Martha Velez

Red Meat

Red Meat

Directed by: Allison Burnett

Starring: Lara Flynn Boyle, James Frain, Dee Freeman, Jennifer Grey

Chasing Amy

Chasing Amy

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier

Country: United States of America

Prefontaine

Prefontaine

Directed by: Steve James

Starring: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 18, 1997?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam")
  2. - Un-Break My Heartyoutube
  3. - Don't Let Go (Love)
  4. - Nobody
  5. - I Believe In You And Me (From "The Preacher's Wife")
  6. - What Kind Of Man Would I Be
  7. - You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You
  8. - Cold Rock A Party
  9. - Pony
  10. - No Diggity

Top #1 Latin songs

  1. - Asi Como Te Conoci
Sport Games on January 18, 1997

Sport Games on January 18, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - New Jersey Nets : 102 - 92
  • Dallas Mavericks - Denver Nuggets : 107 - 104
  • Detroit Pistons - Los Angeles Lakers : 100 - 97
  • Golden State Warriors - Minnesota Timberwolves : 93 - 108
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Atlanta Hawks : 71 - 94
See all Basketball game results of January 18, 1997

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Aalst - Cercle Brugge : 4 - 2
  • Charleroi - Gent : 1 - 0
  • Club Brugge - Lierse : 2 - 4
  • Germinal - Harelbeke : 1 - 3
  • Lokeren - Mouscron : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of January 18, 1997

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Ath Madrid - Real Madrid : 1 - 4
See all Football game results of January 18, 1997

La Liga Segunda Division

Football (Spain)
  • Barcelona B - Levante : 2 - 1
  • Las Palmas - Toledo : 1 - 2
  • Osasuna - Eibar : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of January 18, 1997

TV Series

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Brass Eye

Brass Eye

Starring: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Forgotten Toys

The Forgotten Toys

Directed by: Graham Ralph

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Emergency Vets

Emergency Vets

Days to next January 18

If January 18, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 8 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch

Conversations With God

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Conversations with God Book 1 began a series that has been changing millions of lives for more than ten years. Finally, the bestselling series is now a movie, starring Henry Czerny

Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck

Forever, Erma

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When Erma Bombeck died on April 22, 1996, she left behind something that few writers could hope to bequeath--a written legacy of more than 4,500 columns and twelve bestselling books and

Living Faith by Jimmy Carter

Living Faith

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For almost three decades, President Carter has regularly spent part of each Sunday reading from scripture and sharing his personal faith with neighbors, friends, and visitors at his Baptist church in

Airframe by Michael Crichton

Airframe

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From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this extraordinary thriller about airline safety, business intrigue, and a deadly cover-up. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The pacing is fast, the suspense nonstop.”—People

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy

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THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Final Furlong

Final Furlong

Platform: Namco System 23

Genre: Horse Racing

B.C. Story

B.C. Story

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: SemiCom

Dreams to Reality

Dreams to Reality

Platform: Personal computer, PlayStation

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick

Duckman: The Graphic Adventures of a Private Dick

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Graphic adventure game

Publisher: Playmates Interactive Entertainment

Dungeon Keeper

Dungeon Keeper

Platform: DOS, Windows 95

Genre: Real-time strategy, god game, dungeon management game

Publisher: Electronic Arts


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