Friday May 23, 1997

US date format: 5/23/1997, UK date format: 23/5/1997

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Miko Fogarty . 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. Career Girls, directed by Mike Leigh, 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 Riding the Tiger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Excalibur 2555 AD or Forbes Corporate Warrior.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
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Events

  • King David, closes at New Amsterdam Theater, New York City
  • Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV.
  • Mohammad Khatami wins the 1997 Iranian presidential election and becomes the first Iranian Reformist president.
  • Strom Thurmond becomes the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Senate (41 years and 10 months).
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Movies

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Career Girls

Career Girls

Directed by: Mike Leigh

Starring: Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers, Mark Benton

Con Air

Con Air

Directed by: Simon West

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Country: United States of America

The Maker

The Maker

Directed by: Tim Hunter

Starring: Matthew Modine, Mary-Louise Parker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Fairuza Balk

Bent

Bent

Directed by: Sean Mathias

Starring: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

American Perfekt

American Perfekt

Directed by: Paul Chart

Starring: Amanda Plummer, Robert Forster, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk

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Music charts

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Sport Games on May 23, 1997

Sport Games on May 23, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Utah Jazz - Houston Rockets : 100 - 118
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Serie A

Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Juventus : 1 - 1
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TV Series

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Riding the Tiger

Riding the Tiger

Directed by: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

Born to Run

Born to Run

Directed by: Phil Coles

Knights of Ramune

Knights of Ramune

Directed by: Yoshinori Sayanna

The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

Shapes of the Invisible

Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

Days to next May 23

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

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Books

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The Gospel According To The Son by Norman Mailer

The Gospel According To The Son

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

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,

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

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The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou

The Heart of a Woman

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In The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers, reads her work at the Harlem Writers Guild, and …

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air

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National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color

Genre: Platform

Publisher: JP MediaQuest

Balls of Steel

Balls of Steel

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: 3D Realms

Excalibur 2555 AD

Excalibur 2555 AD

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sir-Tech

Descent to Undermountain

Descent to Undermountain

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Interplay

Forbes Corporate Warrior

Forbes Corporate Warrior

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Byron Preiss Multimedia

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 23, 1997?

On May 23, 1997 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 23, 1997?

On May 23, 1997 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 23, 1997?

On May 23, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 23, 1997?

On May 23, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 23, 1997?

On May 23, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 23, 1997?

On May 23, 1997 several famous people were born including, Miko Fogarty.

What was the number one song in May 23, 1997?

The number one song in the week of May 23, 1997 was MMMbop by Hanson in US and Lovefool by The Cardigans in UK.

What were the top hits on May 23, 1997?

The top hits on May 23, 1997 were MMMbop by Hanson, Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G., Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison in US and Lovefool by The Cardigans, You're Not Alone by Olive, I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly in UK.


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