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Friday 19 September 1997

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kobe Paras . 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. The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Special Delivery by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The New Batman Adventures. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doom 64 or Galapagos (video game).
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Ice Storm

Directed by: Ang Lee

Starring: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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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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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 19 September 1997 ?

  • Heine Westenfluss's birthday, from Gundam SEED DESTINY.
  • Hermione Granger's birthday, from J.K. Rowling's series Harry Potter.
  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1983)
  • Japan - Respect for the Aged Day (traditional - beginning in 2003, the holiday is held on the third Monday of September.)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.

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Sport Games on 19 September 1997

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Anderlecht - Mouscron : 1 - 2
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Karlsruhe - Kaiserslautern : 2 - 4
  • Munich 1860 - Duisburg : 0 - 1
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Ein Frankfurt - Leipzig : 3 - 2
  • St Pauli - Wattenscheid : 1 - 1
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Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Brentford - Wycombe : 1 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in September 1997?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.397
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Diana, Princess of Wales -- Sep. 15, 1997
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9604


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

Special Delivery

By: Danielle Steel

In a novel that explores the fun and challenge, and occasional absurdity, of new beginnings, Danielle Steel tells the story of two people who find love where and when they least expect it.At

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The Perfect Storm

By: Sebastian Junger

"There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." ―Los Angeles TimesIt was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high―a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists ...

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By: Edward Rutherfurd


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Cold Mountain

By: Charles Frazier

In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Achtung Spitfire!

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: Strategy Computer wargaming

Publisher: Avalon Hill

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Platform: PC (DOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows), source ports to additional platforms

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Ronny Wester

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Dark Reign: The Future of War

Platform: Microsoft Windows Xbox 360 (Redux)

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Activision

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Doom 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Midway Games

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Galapagos (video game)

Galapagos (video game)

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Action, Simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts (US), Sega (JP)

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