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Sunday 23 February 1997

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kasey McKellar . In that special week of February people in US were listening to Wannabe by The Spice Girls. In UK Where Do You Go by No Mercy was in the top 5 hits. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, directed by Mira Nair, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fortean TV. If you liked videogames you were probably playing C-Dogs or Dōsei.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Donnie Brasco

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen

Country: United States

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Lost Highway

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius

Country: United States

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Chasing Amy

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee

Country: United States

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Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Country: United States

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Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Brass Eye

Starring: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Bingo & Molly

Written by: Tom Broadbridge, Alice Donenfeld, Robin Goodrow, Parker Page

Starring: Robin Goodrow, Frank Italiano, Larissa Matheson, Rachel More

Country: United States

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Coltrane's Planes and Automobiles

Starring: Robbie Coltrane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Really Wild Animals

Starring: Dudley Moore, Billy West

Country: United States

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Pop-Up Video

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 February 1997 ?

  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • American Express Senior Golf Invitational
  • Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named Dolly
  • Tucson Chrysler Golf Classic
  • Jeff Sluman wins Tucson Golf Classic.
  • Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building and kills one.

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Sport Games on 23 February 1997

American Basketball
  • Boston Celtics - New Jersey Nets : 93 - 109
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Vancouver Grizzlies : 91 - 84
  • Dallas Mavericks - Phoenix Suns : 88 - 86
  • Denver Nuggets - Miami Heat : 86 - 95
See all Basketball game results of 23 February 1997
Serie A
Italian Football
  • Bologna - Udinese : 0 - 0
  • Cagliari - Verona : 3 - 2
  • Fiorentina - Juventus : 1 - 1
  • Inter - Atalanta : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 23 February 1997
Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Club Brugge - Lokeren : 8 - 2
  • Gent - Anderlecht : 1 - 2
  • Harelbeke - Mouscron : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of 23 February 1997
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • CZ Jena - Gutersloh : 2 - 5
  • Ein Frankfurt - Lubeck : 3 - 0
  • Meppen - Oldenburg : 2 - 1
  • Stuttgarter K - Essen : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 23 February 1997

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What news were making the headlines those days in February 1997?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9574
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.367368
  • Time: Inset: photograph Daniel Petrocelli and Fred Goldman for TIME by Jan Sonnenmair-Aurora.


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

The Book of Ruth

By: Jane Hamilton

Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and love.

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The Deep End of the Ocean

By: Jacquelyn Mitchard

"Masterful...A big story about human connection and emotional survival" - Los Angeles Times The first book ever chosen by Oprah's Book ClubFew first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical ...

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Small Town Girl

By: LaVyrle Spencer

In one of her most unforgettable novels, New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer chronicles the passionate awakening of a country music star who embraced fame but fled from love. Eighteen

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The Gift Of Peace

By: Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin's gentle leadership throughout his life of ministerial service had made him an internationally beloved figure, but the words he left behind about his final journey would change the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Grant, Lee, Sherman: Civil War Generals 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

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Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: LucasArts

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Agent Armstrong

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action platformer

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

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

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Ronny Wester

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Platform: Windows

Genre: Eroge, Social simulation game

Publisher: Nexton

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