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Sunday 26 January 1997

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pasaye Twins in Palatine and Ieva Gaile. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. In UK Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big) by Tori Amos was in the top 5 hits. Chasing Amy, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Rules by Ellen Fein, Sherrie Schneider was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fortean TV. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gran Turismo or Backyard Sports.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Jerry Maguire

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rene Zellweger

Country: United States

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Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen

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 January 1997 ?

  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
  • Saint Alberic
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ideal Husband closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in Pasadena
  • 85th Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (6-2, 6-3, 6-3).
  • Brunswick World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by John Gant.

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Sport Games on 26 January 1997

American Basketball
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Seattle SuperSonics : 104 - 103
  • Miami Heat - New York Knicks : 89 - 95
  • San Antonio Spurs - Milwaukee Bucks : 76 - 94
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American Football
  • New England Patriots - Green Bay Packers : 21 - 35
See all American Football game results of 26 January 1997
Serie A
Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Cagliari : 4 - 1
  • Inter - Udinese : 1 - 1
  • Juventus - Reggiana : 3 - 1
  • Lazio - Bologna : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of 26 January 1997
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Ath Bilbao - Hercules : 5 - 0
  • Barcelona - Vallecano : 6 - 0
  • Compostela - Zaragoza : 2 - 1
  • Logrones - Sociedad : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 26 January 1997

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.363
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Where the Jobs Are -- Jan. 20, 1997
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9569


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

The Rules

By: Ellen Fein, Sherrie Schneider

The search for Mr. Right starts here. This simple set of dating dos and don'ts-combining The Rules and The Rules II-will teach you how to find (and keep!) a man who treats you with the respect and dignity you deserve.You

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The Dilbert Principle

By: Scott Adams

The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy.

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Forever, Erma

By: Erma Bombeck

When Erma Bombeck died on April 22, 1996, she left behind something that few writers could hope to bequeath--a written legacy of more than 4,500 columns and twelve bestselling books and

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Falling Up

By: Shel Silverstein

From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the classic creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Every Thing On It, comes a wondrous book of poems and drawings.Filled

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: ASCII Entertainment

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Damage Incorporated

Platform: Windows 95 System 7

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: WizardWorks (PC) MacSoft (Mac)

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Gran Turismo

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Racing game Sim racing[4]

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Backyard Sports

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Sports

Publisher: GT Interactive

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Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Network

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP CyberFront; JP MediaKite; JP Sourcenext; NA/EU THQ

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