Monday December 29, 1997

US date format: 12/29/1997, UK date format: 29/12/1997

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 29, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Dylan Lee and Nudah . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton. In UK 2 Become 1 by The Spice Girls was in the top 5 hits. Smoke Signals, directed by Chris Eyre, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armored Core: Project Phantasma or Crusader: Adventure Out of Time.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)

Events

  • Orville Lynn Majors, 36, arrested for many deaths under his care
  • Carquest Bowl 8: Georgia Tech beats West Virginia, 35-30.
  • Russia signs agreement to build a US$3 billion nuclear power plant in China.
  • Hong Kong begins to kill all the chickens within its territory (1.25 million) to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.

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Movies

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Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

Directed by: Chris Eyre

Starring: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer

Fallen

Fallen

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Country: United States of America

Half Baked

Half Baked

Directed by: Tamra Davis

Starring: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams

Country: United States of America

Next Stop Wonderland

Next Stop Wonderland

Directed by: Brad Anderson

Starring: Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Callie Thorne

Hard Rain

Hard Rain

Directed by: Mikael Salomon

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver

Sport Games on December 29, 1997

Sport Games on December 29, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Houston Rockets : 120 - 101
  • Dallas Mavericks - Chicago Bulls : 105 - 111
  • Washington Wizards - New Jersey Nets : 91 - 99
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Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Gillingham - Brentford : 3 - 1
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Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Colchester - Cambridge : 3 - 2
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Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Southampton - Chelsea : 1 - 0
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TV Series

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Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

Directed by: Mick Garris

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Stella Street

Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Robot Wars

Robot Wars

Directed by: William L. Stewart

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Starring: Louis Theroux

Country: United States of America

Days to next December 29

If December 29, 1997 is your birthday you're 22 years, 8 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite

A Reporter's Life

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"IMMEDIATELY ENGROSSING . . . [A] SPLENDID MEMOIR."--The Wall Street Journal"Run, don't walk to the nearest bookstore and treat yourself to the most heartwarming, nostalgia-producing book you will have read in many a year."--Ann

Living Faith by Jimmy Carter

Living Faith

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For almost three decades, President Carter has regularly spent part of each Sunday reading from scripture and sharing his personal faith with neighbors, friends, and visitors at his Baptist church in

Desperation by Stephen King

Desperation

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Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about a little mining town, Desperation, that many will enter on their way to somewhere else. But getting out is not easy as it would seem…"I see holes like eyes.

Down In The Garden by Anne Geddes

Down In The Garden

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An exquisite coffee table bookthis volume incorporates ingenious design and gardening wisdom to showcase Anne Geddes' fanciful images. From pots to plots, in flowerboxes and fields, Geddes' unique photos of babies

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

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Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Doraemon: Nobita to Mittsu no Seireiseki

Doraemon: Nobita to Mittsu no Seireiseki

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Epoch Co.

Armored Core: Project Phantasma

Armored Core: Project Phantasma

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Action, third-person shooter

Publisher: JP Agetec; NA Agetec (then ASCII Entertainment)

Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Platform: DOS and Windows 95

Genre: Turn-based strategy, Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Crusader: Adventure Out of Time

Crusader: Adventure Out of Time

Platform: Windows Mac OS X

Genre: Historical adventure

Publisher: Europress

Calamity Adventure 2: People and Traditions

Calamity Adventure 2: People and Traditions

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: The Lightspan Partnership, Inc.


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