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Saturday 24 May 1997

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kenniasbeautychannel . 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. The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Locked In The Cabinet by Robert B. Reich was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Fork in the Tale or Heavy Gear.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite

Country: United States

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The Fifth Element

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman

Country: United States

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Directed by: Jay Roach

Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York

Country: United States

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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Directed by: David Mirkin

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo

Country: United States

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Grosse Pointe Blank

Directed by: George Armitage

Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd

Country: United States

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TV Series

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


Starring: Vicco von Bülow, Evelyn Hamann, Heinz Meier, Heiner Schmidt

Country: Germany

Herman Enciclopédia

Starring: Herman José

Country: Portugal


Starring: Anders Andersson

Country: Sweden

Zoo TV: The Television Series

Starring: Lisa Shock

Country: United States

Corpus Christi

Starring: Christian Amphoux, Moshe Bar-Asher, Anath Benais, Marie-Emilie Boismard

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1997 ?

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Edward Mulhare: Cork City, Ireland -- Actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir).
  • STS 84 (Atlantis 19), lands
  • Telstar-5 Proton launch, successful.
  • Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan.

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Sport Games on 24 May 1997

American Basketball
  • Chicago Bulls - Miami Heat : 98 - 74
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Stuttgart : 4 - 2
  • Bielefeld - Hansa Rostock : 1 - 3
  • Bochum - St Pauli : 6 - 0
  • Duisburg - M'gladbach : 4 - 2
See all Football game results of 24 May 1997
Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Wolfsburg - CZ Jena : 4 - 1
See all Football game results of 24 May 1997
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Barcelona - La Coruna : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 24 May 1997

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1997?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.380
  • Time: What America's greatest art reveals about our national character
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9587


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

Locked In The Cabinet

By: Robert B. Reich

Locked in the Cabinet is a close-up view of the way things work, and often don't work, at the highest levels of government--and a uniquely personal account by the man whose

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Mothers & Daughters

By: Carol Saline and Sharon J. Wohlmuth

When Carol Saline and Sharon J. Wohlmuth created Sisters in 1994, they took America by storm, captivating countless readers with their poignant exploration of sisterhood. In

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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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Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham

By: Billy Graham

Hailed as "the world's preacher," Billy Graham has enjoyed a career that has spanned six decades and his ministry of faith has touched the hearts and souls of millions.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arkanoid: Doh It Again

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Breakout

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BS Fire Emblem: Archanea Senki

BS Fire Emblem: Archanea Senki

Platform: Satellaview

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Nintendo

GoldenEye 007

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: First-person shooter, stealth

Publisher: Nintendo

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A Fork in the Tale

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Any River Entertainment (CD)

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Heavy Gear

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Activision

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