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Sunday August 31, 1997

US date format: 8/31/1997, UK date format: 31/8/1997

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Mo Money, Mo Problems by The Notorious B.I.G.. In UK I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans was in the top 5 hits. Boogie Nights, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Noah's Ark. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Egg Venture or Final Fantasy VII.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Boogie Nights

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Country: United States of America

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Directed by: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Country: United States of America

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Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

Starring: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Country: United States of America

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Eve's Bayou

Directed by: Kasi Lemmons

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good, Lynn Whitfield

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Kiss the Girls

Directed by: Gary Fleder

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur

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TV Series

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

Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

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Ghar Jamai

Directed by: Arun Bhatt

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Tiger Bay

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

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Happy Camp

Directed by: Josh Anthony

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The New Batman Adventures

Written by: Bob Kane

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Mathew Valencia, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1997 ?

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gin Game, closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances
  • Last episode of Rolanda airs
  • Pittsburgh Senior Golf Classic
  • Scott Hoch wins Greater Milwaukee Golf Open with a 268

Sport Games on 31 August 1997

American Football
  • Arizona Cardinals - Cincinnati Bengals : 21 - 24
  • Atlanta Falcons - Detroit Lions : 17 - 28
  • Dallas Cowboys - Pittsburgh Steelers : 37 - 7
  • Indianapolis Colts - Miami Dolphins : 10 - 16
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Serie A
Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Bologna : 4 - 2
  • Bari - Parma : 0 - 2
  • Empoli - Roma : 1 - 3
  • Inter - Brescia : 2 - 1
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Aalst - Lierse : 1 - 3
  • Club Brugge - Beveren : 3 - 1
  • Germinal - Standard : 0 - 3
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Karlsruhe - Duisburg : 1 - 2
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Planetary positions on August 31, 1997 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1997 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Dru Hill - Never Make A Promise
  2. Usher - You Make Me Wanna...
  3. The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase - Mo Money Mo Problems
  4. Not Tonight - Lil' Kim Feat. Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Angie Mar
  5. Up Jumps Da Boogie - Magoo And Timbaland
  6. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
  7. Changing Faces - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
  8. I Can Love You/Love Is All We Need - Mary J. Blige
  9. Someone - SWV (Featuring Puff Daddy)
  10. Foxy Brown Featuring Dru Hill - Big Bad Mamma
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Miente - Enrique Iglesias
  2. Por Debajo De La Mesa - Luis Miguel
  3. Jordi - Desesperadamente Enamorado
  4. Los Tigres del Norte - Jefe De Jefes
  5. Vivir Sin Ellas - Intocable
  6. Thalia - Amor A La Mexicana
  7. Mi Ultimo Adios - Marco Antonio Solis
  8. Acepta Mi Error - Los Temerarios
  9. Te Sigo Amando - Juan Gabriel
  10. Quisiera - Victoria


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

Cause of Death

By: Patricia Cornwell

Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter. Together with her niece Lucy and police captain Pete Marino, Scarpetta will follow the scents of …

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Even The Stars Look Lonesome

By: Maya Angelou

I have written of the black American experience, which I know intimately. I am always talking about the human condition in general and about society in particular.

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Brain Droppings

By: George Carlin

With hundreds of sold-out concert dates each year, over 20 albums, two Grammys, two Cable ACE awards, and more HBO specials that anyone else, George Carlin is more popular than ever.

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The Bible Code

By: Michael Drosnin

0n September 1, 1994, I flew to Israel and met in Jerusalem with a close friend of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the poet Chaim Guri. I gave him a letter which he immediately gave to the Prime Minister.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gran Turismo

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Racing game Sim racing[4]

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Egg Venture

Egg Venture

Platform: Arcade

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Publisher: The Game Room


Platform: Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3

Genre: Board game, Collectible card game

Publisher: NEC Interchannel

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Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, iOS, PlayStation 4

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: PlayStation; JP Square WW Sony Computer Entertainment; JP Square; WW Sony Computer Entertainment; Microsoft Windows; Eidos Interactive

A2 Racer

A2 Racer

Platform: Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Davilex Games

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?


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Dante's Peak

Studio: Universal

Format: VHS release

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Studio: Fox

Format: VHS release

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Pippi Longstocking

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Format: VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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The Death of Princess Diana - August 31, 1997

From a very young age, little girls are told stories of princesses living a life of drag, only to be discovered by a prince. All their problems melt away and they are whisked off by a handsome man to go live in a luxurious castle. So in 1981 when the beautiful and young Diana Spencer married Charles, the Prince of Wales, we all strapped ourselves in for another fairy tale.

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