Sunday April 27, 1997

US date format: 4/27/1997, UK date format: 27/4/1997

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 27, 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. Famous people born on this day include Jonan Perrea . 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 Acts Of Love by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vanishing Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Oddworld or Grand Theft Auto.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 27, 1997?


  • Saint Liberalis
  • Saint Mariana
  • Saint Floribert
  • Rochester, NY: Al Franken Day.
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  • Little Foxes, opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 56 performances
  • Stanley, closes at Circle in the Square Theater, New York City
  • Las Vegas Senior Golf Classic by TruGreen-ChemLawn
  • Frank Nobilo wins Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks.
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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



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 27, 1997?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Believe I Can Fly
  2. - Bellissima
  3. - Don't Speak
  4. - Mama / Who Do You Think You Are?
  5. - Block Rockin' Beats

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Hypnotizeyoutube
  2. - For You I Will (From "Space Jam")
  3. - My Baby Daddy
  4. - Cupid
  5. - Big Daddy
  6. - In My Bed
  7. - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
  8. - I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)
  9. - Get It Together
  10. - I'll Be
Sport Games on April 27, 1997

Sport Games on April 27, 1997


American Basketball
  • Detroit Pistons - Atlanta Hawks : 93 - 80
  • Orlando Magic - Miami Heat : 87 - 104
  • Phoenix Suns - Seattle SuperSonics : 78 - 122
  • Portland Trail Blazers - Los Angeles Lakers : 93 - 107
  • Washington Bullets - Chicago Bulls : 104 - 109
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Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • F Koln - Stuttgarter K : 1 - 2
  • Lubeck - Leipzig : 0 - 1
  • Oldenburg - Gutersloh : 2 - 0
  • Unterhaching - CZ Jena : 2 - 1
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Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Paris SG - Nice : 5 - 0
See all Football game results of April 27, 1997

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Port Vale - Wolves : 1 - 2
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TV Series

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The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

Shapes of the Invisible

Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy



Directed by: Michael Herbig

Die Camper

Die Camper

Jonathan Creek

Jonathan Creek

Magazine Covers

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Planet Of Twilight by Barbara Hambly

Planet Of Twilight


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


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


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


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


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


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?



Platform: PlayStation, MS-DOS, Windows, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Xbox, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, OS X, Linux, iOS, Andro

Genre: Platform, action-adventure

Publisher: GT Interactive Software Microsoft Game Studios Electronic Arts

Championship Manager: Season 97/98

Championship Manager: Season 97/98

Platform: PC

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Balls of Steel

Balls of Steel

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: 3D Realms

Grand Theft Auto

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

Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi

Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: 3D fighting

Publisher: LucasArts

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