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Wednesday 26 March 1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Puff Daddy. In UK Don't Speak by No Doubt was in the top 5 hits. Crash, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Zoo TV: The Television Series. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Grand Theft Auto or Animaniacs Game Pack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Liar Liar

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Starring: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas

Country: United States

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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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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 March 1997 ?

  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
  • Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
Famous Birthdays:
See famous people born on 26 March
Famous Deaths:
  • Marshall Applewhite: American cult leader who led 39 members of "Heaven's Gate" to their death by suicide on 3/27/97.
  • Annie, opens at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • NHL announce Mighty Ducks and Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan.
  • In San Diego, California, 39 Heaven's Gate cultists commit mass suicide at their compound.

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Sport Games on 26 March 1997

American Basketball
  • Boston Celtics - Washington Bullets : 92 - 105
  • Dallas Mavericks - Indiana Pacers : 80 - 104
  • Detroit Pistons - New York Knicks : 94 - 105
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Los Angeles Lakers : 84 - 106
See all Basketball game results of 26 March 1997
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Beauvais - Epinal : 2 - 0
  • Charleville - St Brieuc : 1 - 0
  • Laval - Chateauroux : 0 - 0
  • Lorient - Martigues : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 26 March 1997
Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Paris SG : 2 - 1
  • Bastia - Cannes : 1 - 0
  • Le Havre - Guingamp : 0 - 1
  • Marseille - Nancy : 4 - 1
See all Football game results of 26 March 1997
Ethniki Katigoria
Football (Greece)
  • AEK - Aris : 5 - 1
  • Apollon - OFI : 0 - 0
  • Athinaikos - Kastoria : 3 - 0
  • Edessaikos - Xanthi : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 26 March 1997

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1997 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
  2. Dru Hill - In My Bed
  3. 702 - Get It Together
  4. For You I Will (From "Space Jam") - Monica
  5. Foxy Brown Featuring Jay-Z - I'll Be
  6. Big Daddy - Hev-D
  7. Montell Jordan - What's On Tonight
  8. Erykah Badu - On & On
  9. Babyface - Every Time I Close My Eyes
  10. 112 - Cupid
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Enamorado Por Primera Vez - Enrique Iglesias
  2. Ya Me Voy Para Siempre - Los Temerarios
  3. Quien Pierde Mas - Bronco: El Gigante De America
  4. Juguete - Limite
  5. Piensa En Mi - Grupo Mojado
  6. Mi Sangre Prisionera - Los Tigres del Norte
  7. Volveras - Ricky Martin
  8. Que Tu Te Vas - Luis Miguel
  9. Los Yonic's - No Me Cortes Las Alas
  10. Chayanne - Volver A Nacer


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

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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Journey Into Darkness

By: John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The FBI Special Agent and author of Mindhunter chronicles his work in behavioral profiling, explaining how he was able to get into the minds of killers and outlining such

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Total Control

By: David Baldacci

Total Heat Sidney Archer has the world. A husband she loves. A job at which she excels and a cherished young daughter.

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The Runaway Jury

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey are at the center of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Grand Theft Auto

Platform: MS-DOS; Microsoft Windows; PlayStation; Game Boy Color

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: NA ASC Games; EU Take-Two Interactive; UK BMG Interactive

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Beasts and Bumpkins

Beasts and Bumpkins

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy Simulation

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Animaniacs Game Pack

Animaniacs Game Pack

Platform: PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive

Dynasty Warriors

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Koei

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Diddy Kong Racing

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Rare

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