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Wednesday 31 December 1997, NewYear’s Eve

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Emil Graae . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John. Pi, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Oud geld. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Breath of Fire III or Cookie and Bibi 3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Angel

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Pi

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman

Country: United States

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Jackie Brown

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster

Country: United States

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As Good as It Gets

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

Country: United States

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Tomorrow Never Dies

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 31 December 1997

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TV Series

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

Earth Story

Starring: Aubrey Manning

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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City Confidential

Starring: Paul Winfield, Keith David

Country: United States

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Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Starring: Louis Theroux

Country: United States

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I'm Alan Partridge

Starring: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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South Park

Written by: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Brian Graden

Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1997 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Intel cuts price of Pentium II-233 MHz from $401 to $268
  • Marv Levy, retires as coach of Buffalo Bills
  • More Swedes died than were born in 1997, 1st time since 1809
  • Microsoft buys Hotmail e-mail service.
  • South African and American surgeons separate Zambian Siamese twins joined at the head.

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Sport Games on 31 December 1997

NBA
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  • Toronto Raptors - Washington Wizards : 91 - 118
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Music Charts

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

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Boyz II Men - A Song For Mama
  2. LSG - My Body
  3. Dru Hill - We're Not Making Love No More
  4. Usher - You Make Me Wanna...
  5. Next - Butta Love
  6. Uncle Sam - I Don't Ever Want To See You Again
  7. Been Around The World - Puff Daddy & The Family (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase)
  8. Janet - Together Again
  9. My Love Is The Shhh! - Somethin' For The People Featuring Trina & Tamara
  10. Sock It 2 Me/The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring Da Brat
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Si Tu Supieras - Alejandro Fernandez
  2. En El Jardin - Alejandro Fernandez Featuring Gloria Estefan
  3. A Pesar De Todos - Ana Gabriel
  4. Contigo (Estar Contigo) - Luis Miguel
  5. Marco Antonio Solis - La Venia Bendita
  6. Hasta Manana - Limite
  7. Nos Estorbo La Ropa - Vicente Fernandez
  8. Cristian - Si Tu Me Amaras
  9. Cristian - Lo Mejor De Mi
  10. Te Sigo Amando - Juan Gabriel

Books

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

The Matarese Countdown

By: Robert Ludlum

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “First-rate suspense.”—People Twenty years ago, top agents from the CIA and KGB banded together to bring down the Matarese Circle, an international cabal of

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The Millionaire Next Door

By: Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

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

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The Ghost

By: Danielle Steel

With a wife he loves and an exciting London-based career, architect Charles Waterston's life seems in perfect balance. Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden end to his ten-year marriage—or his unwanted transfer to his firm's New ...

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Cold Mountain

By: Charles Frazier

In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Automobili Lamborghini

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

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

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Breath of Fire III

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Capcom, Tommo Inc.

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Cookie and Bibi 3

Cookie and Bibi 3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Semicom

Chameleon Twist

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Sunsoft

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A Fork in the Tale

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Any River Entertainment (CD)

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