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Wednesday 30 July 1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of July people in US were listening to I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. Cop Land, directed by James Mangold, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Fatal Terrain by Dale Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rummel & Rabalder. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Granstream Saga or Backyard Sports.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Cop Land

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta

Country: United States

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Good Burger

Directed by: Brian Robbins

Starring: Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Sinbad

Country: United States

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Air Force One

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

Country: United States

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Operation Condor

Directed by: Jackie Chan

Starring: Jackie Chan, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng, Eva Cobo

Country: United States

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Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Rummel & Rabalder

Starring: Ivan Mathias Petersson

Country: Sweden


Written by: Tom Fontana

Starring: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Country: United States

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Beach Boys

Starring: Takashi Sorimachi, Yutaka Takenouchi, Ryôko Hirosue, Izumi Inamori

Country: Japan


Starring: Vicco von Bülow, Evelyn Hamann, Heinz Meier, Heiner Schmidt

Country: Germany

Herman Enciclopédia

Starring: Herman José

Country: Portugal

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 July 1997 ?

  • Vanuatu - Independence Day
  • St. Julitta (a martyr)
  • St. Sennen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bao ?ai: Emperor of Vietnam (Born 1913).
  • Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14
  • Boeing and McDonnell Douglas complete a merger.
  • Steve Jobs returns to Apple Computer, Inc at Macworld in Boston.

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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1997?

  • Time: The death of Gianni Versace. Inset: alleged serial murderer Andrew Cunanan from the FBI via AP.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9597
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.389


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

Fatal Terrain

By: Dale Brown

The bestselling author of Dale Brown’s Dreamland and Warrior Class, Dale Brown thrills readers with his chillingly realistic descriptions of high-tech warfare.

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Deception On His Mind

By: Elizabeth George

Balford-le-Nez is a dying seaside town on the coast of Essex. But when a member of the town’s small but growing Asian community is found murdered near its beach, the sleepy

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Into Thin Air

By: Jon Krakauer

National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

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Up Island

By: Anne Rivers Siddons

From childhood, Molly Bell Redwine was taught by her charismatic, domineering mother that "family is everything." But no one warned Molly that family can change unexpectedly.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Car & Driver Presents: Grand Tour Racing '98

Car & Driver Presents: Grand Tour Racing '98

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Racing

Publisher: NA Activision; EU Ocean Software; [[Template:Country data FR|FR]] Infogrames; JP Atlus


Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: futuristic racing

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

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The Granstream Saga

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action role-playing


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Backyard Sports

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Sports

Publisher: GT Interactive

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Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo

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