Thursday January 23, 1997

US date format: 1/23/1997, UK date format: 23/1/1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Shaheen Jafargholi and Brennan Bailey. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. In UK Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big) by Tori Amos was in the top 5 hits. Absolute Power, directed by Clint Eastwood, 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 Brass Eye. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dark Law: Meaning of Death or Famista 64.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai

Events

  • Mir Aimal Kasi receives the death sentence for a 1993 assault rifle attack outside US Central Intelligence Agency headquarters that killed two and wounded three others.
  • Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.
  • Antonis Daglis, a 23-year-old Greek truck driver is sentenced to thirteen consecutive life sentences, plus 25 years for the serial slayings of three women and the attempted murder of six others.
  • Mir Aimal Kasi is sentenced to death for a 1993 assault rifle attack outside CIA headquarters that killed 2 and wounded 3.

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Movies

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Absolute Power

Absolute Power

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Menno's Mind

Menno's Mind

Directed by: Jon Kroll

Starring: Billy Campbell, Stephanie Romanov, Corbin Bernsen, Michael Dorn

Once Upon a Time in China and America

Once Upon a Time in China and America

Directed by: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Starring: Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan, Xin Xin Xiong, Kwok-Pong Chan

Star Maps

Star Maps

Directed by: Miguel Arteta

Starring: Douglas Spain, Efrain Figueroa, Kandeyce Jorden, Martha Velez

Red Meat

Red Meat

Directed by: Allison Burnett

Starring: Lara Flynn Boyle, James Frain, Dee Freeman, Jennifer Grey

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Music charts

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Sport Games on January 23, 1997

Sport Games on January 23, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Chicago Bulls - Cleveland Cavaliers : 87 - 71
  • Detroit Pistons - Golden State Warriors : 94 - 79
  • Miami Heat - Toronto Raptors : 99 - 87
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Orlando Magic : 92 - 96
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Vancouver Grizzlies : 95 - 76
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TV Series

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Brass Eye

Brass Eye

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Forgotten Toys

The Forgotten Toys

Directed by: Graham Ralph

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Tipu Sultan: The Tiger Lord

Tipu Sultan: The Tiger Lord

Days to next January 23

If January 23, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 8 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton

The Book of Ruth

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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.

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

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Deep End of the Ocean

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"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 …

Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck

Forever, Erma

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When Erma Bombeck died on April 22, 1996, she left behind something that few writers could hope to bequeath--a written legacy of more than 4,500 columns and twelve bestselling books and

Drums Of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Drums Of Autumn

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross. The magnificent saga continues.... It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past—or the grave.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok

Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok

Platform: Mac OS Microsoft Windows

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Fox Interactive

Oddworld

Oddworld

Platform: PlayStation, MS-DOS, Windows, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Xbox, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, OS X, Linux, iOS, Andro

Genre: Platform, action-adventure

Publisher: GT Interactive Software Microsoft Game Studios Electronic Arts

Dark Law: Meaning of Death

Dark Law: Meaning of Death

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: ASCII Corporation

Famista 64

Famista 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Namco

Forbes Corporate Warrior

Forbes Corporate Warrior

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Byron Preiss Multimedia


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