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Wednesday 21 May 1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kevin Quinn and Viktoria Petryk. In that special week of May people in US were listening to MMMbop by Hanson. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Gospel According To The Son by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Loriot. If you liked videogames you were probably playing TOCA Touring Car Championship or Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite

Country: United States

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The Fifth Element

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman

Country: United States

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Directed by: Jay Roach

Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York

Country: United States

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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Directed by: David Mirkin

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo

Country: United States

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Grosse Pointe Blank

Directed by: George Armitage

Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Starring: Vicco von Bülow, Evelyn Hamann, Heinz Meier, Heiner Schmidt

Country: Germany

Herman Enciclopédia

Starring: Herman José

Country: Portugal


Starring: Anders Andersson

Country: Sweden

Zoo TV: The Television Series

Starring: Lisa Shock

Country: United States

Corpus Christi

Starring: Christian Amphoux, Moshe Bar-Asher, Anath Benais, Marie-Emilie Boismard

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 May 1997 ?

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
  • Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
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  • Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time

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Sport Games on 21 May 1997

American Basketball
  • Houston Rockets - Utah Jazz : 92 - 104
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • CZ Jena - Mainz : 2 - 1
  • F Koln - Uerdingen : 1 - 2
  • Stuttgarter K - Wolfsburg : 0 - 0
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La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Leganes - Merida : 1 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1997?

  • Time: What America's greatest art reveals about our national character
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9587
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.379


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

The Gospel According To The Son

By: Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer fused fact and fiction to create indelible portraits of such figures as Marilyn Monroe, Gary Gilmore, and Lee Harvey Oswald.

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Evening Class

By: Maeve Binchy

It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That's where the real passion was lurking.They came together at Mountainview College, a down-at-the-heels secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin,

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Snow In August

By: Pete Hamill

Brooklyn, 1947. The war veterans have come home. Jackie Robinson is about to become a Dodger. And in one close-knit working-class neighborhood, an eleven-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin has

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Angela'S Ashes

By: Frank McCourt

Perhaps it is story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner and gathering coal from the roadside to light a fire, Frank

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

TOCA Touring Car Championship

Platform: PlayStation Game Boy Color Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters, 3DO (USA), Upstar (Japan), THQ (Game Boy Color)

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Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands

Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: Iron Realms Entertainment

Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Platform: DOS and Windows 95

Genre: Turn-based strategy, Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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Dark Rift

Platform: Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vic Tokai

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The Day the World Broke

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Graphic adventure, puzzle

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Interactive

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