Tuesday December 23, 1997

US date format: 12/23/1997, UK date format: 23/12/1997

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 23, 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 Maddie Walker and Brianna Maphis. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Finding North, directed by Tanya Wexler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Robot Wars. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arkanoid Returns or Calamity Adventure 2: People and Traditions.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
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Events

  • Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted Daughter of Mia Farrow
  • US Agriculture Department estimates it costs $149,820 to raise a child to 18.
  • Chicago Bulls' coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins (682 games).
  • Colorado Avalanche player Jari Kurri is 8th NHL player to score 600 career goals.
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Movies

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Finding North

Finding North

Directed by: Tanya Wexler

Starring: Wendy Makkena, John Benjamin Hickey, Jonathan Walker, Anne Bobby

Un grand cri d'amour

Un grand cri d'amour

Directed by: Josiane Balasko

Starring: Josiane Balasko, Richard Berry, Daniel Prévost, Daniel Ceccaldi

Firestorm

Firestorm

Directed by: Dean Semler

Starring: Howie Long, Scott Glenn, William Forsythe, Suzy Amis

The Education of Little Tree

The Education of Little Tree

Directed by: Richard Friedenberg

Starring: James Cromwell, Joseph Ashton, Tantoo Cardinal, Mika Boorem

Kundun

Kundun

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

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Music charts

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Sport Games on December 23, 1997

Sport Games on December 23, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Boston Celtics : 96 - 102
  • Dallas Mavericks - Cleveland Cavaliers : 85 - 99
  • Denver Nuggets - Golden State Warriors : 75 - 87
  • Indiana Pacers - San Antonio Spurs : 79 - 91
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Chicago Bulls : 89 - 94
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TV Series

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Robot Wars

Robot Wars

Directed by: William L. Stewart

Stella Street

Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

Directed by: Mick Garris

Vampire Princess Miyu

Vampire Princess Miyu

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Ghost by Danielle Steel

The Ghost

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With a wife he loves and an exciting London-based career, architect Charles Waterston's life seems in perfect balance. Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden end to his ten-year marriage—or his unwanted transfer to his firm's New …

The Dark Side Of Camelot by Seymour M. Hersh

The Dark Side Of Camelot

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This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F.

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

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Being a teen is hard - but you are not alone. This book is filled with stories that will make you laugh and make you cry.

Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose

Citizen Soldiers

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From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S. army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bitterest days of World …

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Arkanoid Returns

Arkanoid Returns

Platform: Arcade Game, PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Breakout

Publisher: Taito Corporation

CART World Series

CART World Series

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: SCEA

Fighting Force

Fighting Force

Platform: PlayStation Microsoft Windows Nintendo 64 PlayStation Network

Genre: Beat 'em up

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

Calamity Adventure 2: People and Traditions

Calamity Adventure 2: People and Traditions

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: The Lightspan Partnership, Inc.

Age of Empires

Age of Empires

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, Macintosh

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Microsoft


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