Wednesday April 23, 1997

US date format: 4/23/1997, UK date format: 23/4/1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 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 Alex Ferris . 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 Planet Of Twilight by Barbara Hambly was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vanishing Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing CART Precision Racing or F1 Racing Simulation.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
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Events

  • Titanic, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York City
  • 32nd Academy of Country Music Awards: LeAnn Rines, Brooks and Dunn win.
  • Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.
  • 42 villagers are killed in the Omaria massacre in Algeria.

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The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

Directed by: Luc Besson

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

Country: United States of America

Welcome to Sarajevo

Welcome to Sarajevo

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

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

Lost Paradise

Lost Paradise

Directed by: Yoshimitsu Morita

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

Nowhere

Nowhere

Directed by: Gregg Araki

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

Snow White: A Tale of Terror

Snow White: A Tale of Terror

Directed by: Michael Cohn

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

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Music charts

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Sport Games on April 23, 1997

Sport Games on April 23, 1997


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Football (United Kingdom)
  • Crystal Palace - Reading : 3 - 2
  • Wolves - Grimsby : 1 - 1
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Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Derby - Nott'm Forest : 0 - 0
  • Leicester - West Ham : 0 - 1
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TV Series

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The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

Shapes of the Invisible

Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

Bullyparade

Bullyparade

Directed by: Michael Herbig

Die Camper

Die Camper

Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek

Days to next April 23

If April 23, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 4 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Planet Of Twilight by Barbara Hambly

Planet Of Twilight

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New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly returns to the Star Wars(r) universe to tell a breathtaking tale of a mysterious world where the battle between the New Republic and the

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

Small Vices by Robert B. Parker

Small Vices

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Ellis Alves is no angel. But his lawyer says he was framed for the murder of college student Melissa Henderson...and asks Spenser for help.From

Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

Evening Class

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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,

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

CART Precision Racing

CART Precision Racing

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Conquest Earth

Conquest Earth

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Eidos

Excalibur 2555 AD

Excalibur 2555 AD

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sir-Tech

F1 Racing Simulation

F1 Racing Simulation

Platform: PC

Genre: Sport, Sim Racing

Betrayal in Antara

Betrayal in Antara

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment


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