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Friday 23 May 1997

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position 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 The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Riding the Tiger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Formula 1 97 or Gokujou Parodius.
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What the sky looked like on 23 May 1997

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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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Küstenwache

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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.

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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 this day

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 ?

The Notebook

By: Nicholas Sparks

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

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The Heart of a Woman

By: Maya Angelou

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 ...

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The Night Crew

By: John Sandford

Bestselling author John Sandford takes all the action and suspense of his acclaimed Prey novels and heads west to the dark gleam of L.A.--where

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Personal History

By: Katharine Graham

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for BiographyAn extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women, Personal History is, as its title suggests, a

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Formula 1 97

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Psygnosis

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Brunswick World: Tournament of Champions

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Black Pearl

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The Granstream Saga

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: JP SCEI; NA THQ; EU SCEE

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Gokujou Parodius

Platform: Arcade (medal game)

Genre: Solitary

Publisher: Konami

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Bushido Blade

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: JP Square; NA SCEA; PAL SCEE

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Home videos

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

The Duel at Silver Creek

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Newsies

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Format: VHS re-release

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Freeway

Studio: Republic

Format: DVD release

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Viva Las Vegas

Studio: MGM

Format: DVD release

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Old Yeller

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Format: VHS release

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