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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 (Democratic). 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 Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Riding the Tiger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Damage Incorporated or Descent to Undermountain.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Career Girls

Directed by: Mike Leigh

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

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Con Air

Directed by: Simon West

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

Country: United States

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The Maker

Directed by: Tim Hunter

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

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Bent

Directed by: Sean Mathias

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

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American Perfekt

Directed by: Paul Chart

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

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TV Series

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

Riding the Tiger

Directed by: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

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Born to Run

Directed by: Phil Coles

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Knights of Ramune

Directed by: Yoshinori Sayanna

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The Vanishing Man

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Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 May 1997 ?

Holidays:
  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • King David, closes at New Amsterdam Theater, New York City
  • Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV.
  • Mohammad Khatami won at 1997 Iranian presidential election and became first Iranian Reformist President.
  • Strom Thurmond becomes the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Senate (41 years and 10 months).
  • A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.

Sport Games on 23 May 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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Planetary positions on May 23, 1997 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1997 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Changing Faces - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
  2. I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face) - Rome
  3. The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
  4. 112 - Cupid
  5. Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
  6. Don't Wanna Be A Player (From "Booty Call") - Joe
  7. Thinking Of You/Let's Get Down - Tony Toni Tone
  8. Kenny Lattimore - For You
  9. Dru Hill - In My Bed
  10. For You I Will (From "Space Jam") - Monica
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Enrique Iglesias - Solo En Ti
  2. Los Tucanes de Tijuana - Secuestro De Amor
  3. Los Tigres del Norte - Unidos Para Siempre
  4. Ya Me Voy Para Siempre - Los Temerarios
  5. El Destino - Juan Gabriel / Rocio Durcal
  6. O Soy O Fui - Marco Antonio Solis
  7. Celine Dion - Sola Otra Vez
  8. Quien Pierde Mas - Bronco: El Gigante De America
  9. Solo Contigo - Limite
  10. Nube Viajera - Alejandro Fernandez

Books

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

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

By: Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly ...

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Small Vices

By: Robert B. Parker

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

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Affair

By: Amanda Quick

Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex.Yet

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Mason & Dixon

By: Thomas Pynchon

Charles Mason (1728-1786) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779) were the British surveyors best remembered for running the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland that we know today as the Mason-Dixon Line.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Extreme-G

Extreme-G

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: futuristic racing

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

Ark of Time

Platform: DOS, PlayStation

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: International Computer Entertainment Ltd.

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Damage Incorporated

Platform: Windows 95 System 7

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: WizardWorks (PC) MacSoft (Mac)

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64 Ōzumō

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Bottom Up

Descent to Undermountain

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Interplay

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Chamber

Studio: Universal

Format: VHS release

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The Cable Guy

Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: DVD release

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Studio: Disney

Format: VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection

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The People vs. Larry Flynt

Studio: Tristar

Format: VHS release

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Evita

Studio: Hollywood Pictures

Format: VHS release

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