Wednesday April 30, 1997

US date format: 4/30/1997, UK date format: 30/4/1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 30, 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 Ian Thomas and Michael Sutthakorn. 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 The Gift Of Peace by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vanishing Man. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ClayFighter 63⅓ or Automobili Lamborghini.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
  • Mexico - Children's Day.
  • The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
  • Saint Pope Pius V
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Events

  • London Assurance, opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 42 million watch Ellen admit she is gay
  • Atlanta Braves win record 19 games in April
  • Big Ben stops at 12:11pm for 54 minutes
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Movies

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L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

Happy Together

Happy Together

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Chen Chang, Gregory Dayton

Taste of Cherry

Taste of Cherry

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami

Starring: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Funny Games

Funny Games

Directed by: Michael Haneke

Starring: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

The Sweet Hereafter

The Sweet Hereafter

Directed by: Atom Egoyan

Starring: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

Sport Games on April 30, 1997

Sport Games on April 30, 1997


NBA

American Basketball
  • Chicago Bulls - Washington Bullets : 96 - 95
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Portland Trail Blazers : 90 - 98
See all Basketball game results of April 30, 1997

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Beauvais - St Brieuc : 1 - 0
  • Gueugnon - Le Mans : 3 - 1
  • Laval - Louhans-Cuis. : 0 - 0
  • Lorient - Mulhouse : 0 - 0
  • Martigues - Epinal : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of April 30, 1997

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Guingamp : 1 - 0
  • Bastia - Le Havre : 1 - 2
  • Bordeaux - Lens : 2 - 1
  • Lille - Paris SG : 0 - 1
  • Marseille - Cannes : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of April 30, 1997

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bristol City - Chesterfield : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of April 30, 1997

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

Bullyparade

Bullyparade

Directed by: Michael Herbig

Die Camper

Die Camper

Spawn

Spawn

Days to next April 30

If April 30, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 4 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Gift Of Peace by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

The Gift Of Peace

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Joseph Cardinal Bernardin's gentle leadership throughout his life of ministerial service had made him an internationally beloved figure, but the words he left behind about his final journey would change the

The Partner by John Grisham

The Partner

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROnce he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm—and ran for his life.

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

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The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

Planet Of Twilight by Barbara Hambly

Planet Of Twilight

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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

Small Vices by Robert B. Parker

Small Vices

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Everybody's Golf

Everybody's Golf

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Cleopatra Fortune

Cleopatra Fortune

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, mobile phones

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Taito Altron (PlayStation and Dreamcast ports)

ClayFighter 63⅓

ClayFighter 63⅓

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

F-22: Air Dominance Fighter

F-22: Air Dominance Fighter

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Infogrames

Automobili Lamborghini

Automobili Lamborghini

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Taito; NA Titus Software; EU Titus Software


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