Sunday August 24, 1997

US date format: 8/24/1997, UK date format: 24/8/1997

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 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 Chelsea O'Donnell and Payton Ackerman. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. The Game, directed by David Fincher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tiger Bay. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Harvest Moon GB or Bomberman 64.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
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Events

  • 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
  • Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic
  • Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273
  • Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265

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Movies

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The Game

The Game

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

Country: United States of America

The Wings of the Dove

The Wings of the Dove

Directed by: Iain Softley

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alex Jennings, Charlotte Rampling

Suicide Kings

Suicide Kings

Directed by: Peter O'Fallon

Starring: Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery, Mark Watson

Orgazmo

Orgazmo

Directed by: Trey Parker

Starring: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab, Michael Dean Jacobs

Country: United States of America

One Night Stand

One Night Stand

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, Kyle MacLachlan, Ming-Na Wen

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Music charts

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Sport Games on August 24, 1997

Sport Games on August 24, 1997


Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Molenbeek - Aalst : 1 - 1
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Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Hamburg - Bayern Munich : 0 - 2
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Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Dusseldorf - Unterhaching : 1 - 1
  • Freiburg - Leipzig : 5 - 2
  • Nurnberg - CZ Jena : 1 - 3
  • Wattenscheid - Meppen : 1 - 1
  • Zwickau - St Pauli : 4 - 0
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Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • West Brom - Wolves : 1 - 0
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TV Series

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Tiger Bay

Tiger Bay

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Happy Camp

Happy Camp

Directed by: Josh Anthony

The Adventures of Lano & Woodley

The Adventures of Lano & Woodley

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Starring: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley

Country: Australia

Recess

Recess

Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord

Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord

Days to next August 24

If August 24, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 1 month, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and …

Special Delivery by Danielle Steel

Special Delivery

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In a novel that explores the fun and challenge, and occasional absurdity, of new beginnings, Danielle Steel tells the story of two people who find love where and when they least expect it.At

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

Underboss by Peter Maas

Underboss

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Sammy the Bull Gravano is the highest-ranking member of the Mafia in America ever to defeat. In telling Gravano's story, Peter Maas brings us as never before into the innermost sanctums of the Cosa Nostra as if we were there …

The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin

The Bible Code

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0n September 1, 1994, I flew to Israel and met in Jerusalem with a close friend of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the poet Chaim Guri. I gave him a letter which he immediately gave to the Prime Minister.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

F1 Pole Position 64 Human Grand Prix: The New Generation

F1 Pole Position 64 Human Grand Prix: The New Generation

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Ubisoft

あやかし忍伝くの一番 Ayakashi Ninden Kunoichiban

あやかし忍伝くの一番 Ayakashi Ninden Kunoichiban

Platform: PC, PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Dating sim

Harvest Moon GB

Harvest Moon GB

Platform: Game Boy, Game Boy Color

Genre: Life simulation, role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Victor Interactive Software; NA Natsume; EU Nintendo

Bomberman 64

Bomberman 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA / PAL Nintendo

Big Thinkers!

Big Thinkers!

Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Steam

Genre: Adventure, Edutainment

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment


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