Tuesday April 29, 1997
US date format: 4/29/1997, UK date format: 29/4/1997
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 29, 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 Lucas Tousart and SMii7Y .
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G..
In UK I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly was in the top 5 hits.
L.A. Confidential, directed by Curtis Hanson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997
while Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Vanishing Man.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors or Gran Turismo.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 29, 1997?
- Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
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- Candide, opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances
- Kansas City Royals' player Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 homeruns.
- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), CWC treaty enters into force.
- Two trains crash at Hunan, China; 126 are killed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 29, 1997?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
- Puff Daddy - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
- Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
- Monica - For You I Will
- Savage Garden - I Want You
- The Spice Girls - Wannabe
- Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
- AZ Yet - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- Paula Cole - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?
- B-Rock & The Bizz - My Baby Daddy
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
Sport Games on April 29, 1997
- Atlanta Hawks - Detroit Pistons : 91 - 99
- Houston Rockets - Minnesota Timberwolves : 125 - 120
- Miami Heat - Orlando Magic : 75 - 88
- Seattle SuperSonics - Phoenix Suns : 103 - 110
Le ChampionnatFootball (France)
- Caen - Montpellier : 0 - 1
- Strasbourg - Monaco : 0 - 2
Division 2Football (United Kingdom)
- Gillingham - Walsall : 2 - 0
Division 3Football (United Kingdom)
- Carlisle - Rochdale : 3 - 2
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?