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Monday April 21, 1997

US date format: 4/21/1997, UK date format: 21/4/1997

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 21, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sydney Sierota . In that special week of April people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vanishing Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Amulets & Armor or Arkanoid Returns.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Fifth Element

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Country: United States

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Welcome to Sarajevo

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

Starring: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Emira Nusevic

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Lost Paradise

Directed by: Yoshimitsu Morita

Starring: Kôji Yakusho, Hitomi Kuroki, Akira Terao, Toshio Shiba

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Directed by: Gregg Araki

Starring: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni

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Snow White: A Tale of Terror

Directed by: Michael Cohn

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Gil Bellows, Taryn Davis

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TV Series

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

The Vanishing Man

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Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

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Directed by: Michael Herbig

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Die Camper

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Die Rettungsflieger

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 April 1997 ?

  • Rome - city birthday.
  • Saint Wolbodo
  • Saint Konrad von Parzham
  • Saint Anastasius I
  • Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ashes of Timothy Leary and Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit
  • 101st Boston Marathon won by Lameck Aguta of Kenya in 2:10:34.
  • A Pegasus rocket carries the remains of 24 people into earth orbit, in the first space burial.
  • Haouch Khemisti massacre: 93 villagers are killed in Algeria.
  • A 126-day hostage crisis at the residence of the Japanese ambassador in Lima, Peru, ends after government commandos storm and capture the building, rescuing 71 hostages. One hostage dies of a heart attack, 2 soldiers are killed by rebel fire, and all 14 Tupac Amaru rebels are slain.

Sport Games on 21 April 1997

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Hertha - Lubeck : 0 - 0
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Valencia - Real Madrid : 1 - 1
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Coventry - Arsenal : 1 - 1
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Ethniki Katigoria
Football (Greece)
  • Veroia - AEK : 1 - 1
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1997 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Ya Me Voy Para Siempre - Los Temerarios
  2. Enamorado Por Primera Vez - Enrique Iglesias
  3. Mi Sangre Prisionera - Los Tigres del Norte
  4. O Soy O Fui - Marco Antonio Solis
  5. Los Tucanes de Tijuana - Secuestro De Amor
  6. Quien Pierde Mas - Bronco: El Gigante De America
  7. El Destino - Juan Gabriel / Rocio Durcal
  8. Piensa En Mi - Grupo Mojado
  9. Azucar Amargo - Fey
  10. Charola De Plata - Tiranos del Norte
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. R Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
  2. DJ Quicksilver - Bellissima
  3. No Doubt - Don't Speak
  4. Mama / Who Do You Think You Are? - The Spice Girls
  5. Block Rockin' Beats - The Chemical Brothers


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

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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Murder In Brentwood

By: Mark Fuhrman

People know Mark Fuhrman as the most pivotal witness of the O.J. Simpson trial. Now, readers can meet the real Mark Fuhrman, as he sets the record straight on the infamous

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The Celestine Prophecy

By: James Redfield

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

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The Night Crew

By: John Sandford

Bestselling author John Sandford takes all the action and suspense of his acclaimed Prey novels and heads west to the dark gleam of L.A.--where

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beast Wars: Transformers

Beast Wars: Transformers

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Sony PlayStation

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Hasbro Interactive Takara

Darklight Conflict

Platform: DOS, PlayStation, Saturn, Windows

Genre: Space combat simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Amulets & Armor

Amulets & Armor

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Action, Role-playing

Publisher: United Software Artists

Arkanoid Returns

Arkanoid Returns

Platform: Arcade Game, PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Breakout

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Cookie and Bibi 3

Cookie and Bibi 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Semicom

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?


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The Long Kiss Goodnight

Studio: New Line

Format: VHS release

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High School High

Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS release

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: DVD release

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First Kid

Studio: VHS release

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