Wednesday August 20, 1997

US date format: 8/20/1997, UK date format: 20/8/1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 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 Hunter Knoche . In that special week of August people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. The Game, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tiger Bay. If you liked videogames you were probably playing C-Dogs or Fighting Force.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
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Events

  • Shelly Moore, 18, of Tenn, crowned 15th Miss Teen USA
  • Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.
  • Algerian Civil War: Over 60 are killed and 15 are kidnapped in the Souhane massacre in Algeria.

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Movies

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The Game

The Game

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

Country: United States of America

The Wings of the Dove

The Wings of the Dove

Directed by: Iain Softley

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alex Jennings, Charlotte Rampling

Suicide Kings

Suicide Kings

Directed by: Peter O'Fallon

Starring: Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery, Mark Watson

Orgazmo

Orgazmo

Directed by: Trey Parker

Starring: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab, Michael Dean Jacobs

Country: United States of America

One Night Stand

One Night Stand

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, Kyle MacLachlan, Ming-Na Wen

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Music charts

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Sport Games on August 20, 1997

Sport Games on August 20, 1997


Division 2

Football (France)
  • Amiens - Louhans-Cuis. : 1 - 1
  • Gueugnon - Nice : 1 - 2
  • Le Mans - Martigues : 0 - 0
  • Lorient - Sochaux : 2 - 1
  • Mulhouse - Niort : 3 - 0
See all Football game results of August 20, 1997

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Football (Netherlands)
  • Groningen - Volendam : 3 - 0
  • Heerenveen - NAC Breda : 3 - 1
  • PSV Eindhoven - Waalwijk : 5 - 1
  • Roda JC - Utrecht : 1 - 0
  • Sparta - Graafschap : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of August 20, 1997

TV Series

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Tiger Bay

Tiger Bay

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Happy Camp

Happy Camp

Directed by: Josh Anthony

Riding the Tiger

Riding the Tiger

Directed by: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

The Adventures of Lano & Woodley

The Adventures of Lano & Woodley

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Starring: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley

Country: Australia

Recess

Recess

Days to next August 20

If August 20, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 1 month, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and …

Special Delivery by Danielle Steel

Special Delivery

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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

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes

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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.

Underboss by Peter Maas

Underboss

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Sammy the Bull Gravano is the highest-ranking member of the Mafia in America ever to defeat. In telling Gravano's story, Peter Maas brings us as never before into the innermost sanctums of the Cosa Nostra as if we were there …

The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin

The Bible Code

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0n September 1, 1994, I flew to Israel and met in Jerusalem with a close friend of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the poet Chaim Guri. I gave him a letter which he immediately gave to the Prime Minister.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

C-Dogs

C-Dogs

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

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Ronny Wester

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color

Genre: Platform

Publisher: JP MediaQuest

Damage Incorporated

Damage Incorporated

Platform: Windows 95 System 7

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: WizardWorks (PC) MacSoft (Mac)

CrimeWave

CrimeWave

Platform: Saturn

Genre: Driving/Car combat

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Virgin Interactive (Japan)

Fighting Force

Fighting Force

Platform: PlayStation Microsoft Windows Nintendo 64 PlayStation Network

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Eidos Interactive (PS, Win) Crave Entertainment (N64)


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