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Wednesday 26 February 1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alfredo Martinez . In that special week of February people in US were listening to Wannabe by The Spice Girls. In UK Where Do You Go by No Mercy was in the top 5 hits. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, directed by Mira Nair, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jai Hanuman. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atomic Bomberman or Captain Claw.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Donnie Brasco

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen

Country: United States

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Lost Highway

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius

Country: United States

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Chasing Amy

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee

Country: United States

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Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Country: United States

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Mars Attacks!

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Brass Eye

Starring: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Bingo & Molly

Written by: Tom Broadbridge, Alice Donenfeld, Robin Goodrow, Parker Page

Starring: Robin Goodrow, Frank Italiano, Larissa Matheson, Rachel More

Country: United States

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Coltrane's Planes and Automobiles

Starring: Robbie Coltrane

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Really Wild Animals

Starring: Dudley Moore, Billy West

Country: United States

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Pop-Up Video

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 February 1997 ?

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
  • Saint Alexander of Alexandria
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Famous Deaths:
  • 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck and LeAnn Rimes win.

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Sport Games on 26 February 1997

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Milwaukee Bucks : 79 - 72
  • Golden State Warriors - Detroit Pistons : 84 - 117
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Vancouver Grizzlies : 83 - 80
  • Miami Heat - Orlando Magic : 86 - 98
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Football (United Kingdom)
  • Swindon - Birmingham : 3 - 1
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Southampton - Wimbledon : 0 - 0
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Digital photomontage by Arthur Hochstein. Gold bar from COMSTOK Inc. Background photograph by Lieut.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9575
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9574


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

The Celestine Prophecy

By: James Redfield

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

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Simple Abundance

By: Sarah Ban Breathnach

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROver 7 million copies sold in 30 languages!Simple Abundance is a book of evocative essays - one for every day of the year - for women who wish to live by their own lights.

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Silent Witness

By: Richard North Patterson

After the murder of his high school sweetheart left him shattered, Tony Lord vowed never to return to his Ohio hometown of Lake City.

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Angela's Ashes

By: Frank McCourt

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.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Enemy Nations

Platform: Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Head Games Publishing

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64 Ōzumō

64 Ōzumō

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports, Fighting

Publisher: Bottom Up

Atomic Bomberman

Platform: Windows

Genre: Arcade game, Maze

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

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Captain Claw

Captain Claw

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Monolith Productions, Wizard Works

TOCA Touring Car Championship

Platform: PlayStation Game Boy Color Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters, 3DO (USA), Upstar (Japan), THQ (Game Boy Color)

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