Saturday April 26, 1997

US date format: 4/26/1997, UK date format: 26/4/1997

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 26, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits. The Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Planet Of Twilight by Barbara Hambly was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vanishing Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DoDonPachi or Carmageddon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 26, 1997?


Holidays

  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
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Events

  • Life, opens at Barrymore Theater, New York City

Famous Deaths

  • : Comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies...
  • : Mayor of Beijing China (1951-66).
  • : Russian leader (1994-95).

Movies

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The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Country: United States of America

Welcome to Sarajevo

Welcome to Sarajevo

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

Starring: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Emira Nusevic

Lost Paradise

Lost Paradise

Directed by: Yoshimitsu Morita

Starring: Kôji Yakusho, Hitomi Kuroki, Akira Terao, Toshio Shiba

Nowhere

Nowhere

Directed by: Gregg Araki

Starring: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni

Snow White: A Tale of Terror

Snow White: A Tale of Terror

Directed by: Michael Cohn

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Gil Bellows, Taryn Davis

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 26, 1997?
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Sport Games on April 26, 1997

Sport Games on April 26, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - New York Knicks : 93 - 100
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Utah Jazz : 99 - 105
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Houston Rockets : 84 - 96
See all Basketball game results of April 26, 1997

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Dusseldorf : 5 - 0
  • Bielefeld - Dortmund : 2 - 0
  • Bochum - Freiburg : 3 - 2
  • Karlsruhe - Hamburg : 3 - 1
  • M'gladbach - Stuttgart : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of April 26, 1997

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Zwickau - Hertha : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of April 26, 1997

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Amiens - Beauvais : 0 - 0
  • Charleville - Valence : 1 - 0
  • Chateauroux - Gueugnon : 1 - 0
  • Epinal - Toulon : 0 - 1
  • Le Mans - Perpignan : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of April 26, 1997

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

Shapes of the Invisible

Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

Bullyparade

Bullyparade

Directed by: Michael Herbig

Die Camper

Die Camper

Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek

Days to next April 26

If April 26, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 4 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Planet Of Twilight by Barbara Hambly

Planet Of Twilight

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New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly returns to the Star Wars(r) universe to tell a breathtaking tale of a mysterious world where the battle between the New Republic and the

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy

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THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

Small Vices by Robert B. Parker

Small Vices

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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

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,

Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch

Conversations With God

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Conversations with God Book 1 began a series that has been changing millions of lives for more than ten years. Finally, the bestselling series is now a movie, starring Henry Czerny

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

DoDonPachi

DoDonPachi

Platform: Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, EZweb, i-mode, PlayStation Network

Genre: Manic shooter

Publisher: JP Cave; INT Atlus

Fighting Bujutsu

Fighting Bujutsu

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 3D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Konami

Carmageddon

Carmageddon

Platform: MS-DOS, Windows, Mac OS, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, iOS, Android

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: SCi, Interplay

Crusader: Adventure Out of Time

Crusader: Adventure Out of Time

Platform: Windows Mac OS X

Genre: Historical adventure

Publisher: Europress

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Platform: PlayStation Sega Saturn PlayStation Network Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Platform-adventure, action role-playing

Publisher: Konami


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