Saturday May 31, 1997

US date format: 5/31/1997, UK date format: 31/5/1997

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 31, 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 Cupcakke and Inês Murta. In that special week of May people in US were listening to MMMbop by Hanson. In UK Lovefool by The Cardigans was in the top 5 hits. Clockwatchers, directed by Jill Sprecher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Out To Canaan by Jan Karon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Riding the Tiger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Excalibur 2555 AD or Emperor of the Fading Suns.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
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Events

  • Once Upon a Matress, closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 187 performances
  • Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraqi military escorts on board an UNSCOM helicopter try to physically prevent the UNSCOM pilot from flying the helicopter in the direction of its planned destination, threatening the safety of the aircraft and their crews.
  • Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
  • The 13-kilometer Confederation Bridge, the world's longest bridge spanning ice-covered waters, opens between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, Canada.

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Movies

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Clockwatchers

Clockwatchers

Directed by: Jill Sprecher

Starring: Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Lisa Kudrow, Alanna Ubach

Batman & Robin

Batman & Robin

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Country: United States of America

Career Girls

Career Girls

Directed by: Mike Leigh

Starring: Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers, Mark Benton

Con Air

Con Air

Directed by: Simon West

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Country: United States of America

The Maker

The Maker

Directed by: Tim Hunter

Starring: Matthew Modine, Mary-Louise Parker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Fairuza Balk

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 31, 1997?
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Top #10 songs in the USA

  1. - MMMbop
  2. - Hypnotizeyoutube
  3. - Say You'll Be There
  4. - Return Of The Mack
  5. - You Were Meant For Me
  6. - For You I Will
  7. - I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)
  8. - The Freshman
  9. - I Want You
  10. - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
  2. - I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)
  3. - Cupid
  4. - Hypnotizeyoutube
  5. - Thinking Of You/Let's Get Down
  6. - Return Of The Mack
  7. - Don't Wanna Be A Player (From "Booty Call")
  8. - For You
  9. - In My Bed
  10. - I Love Me Some Him/I Don't Want To
Sport Games on May 31, 1997

Sport Games on May 31, 1997


Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Dortmund - FC Koln : 2 - 1
  • Dusseldorf - Hamburg : 1 - 1
  • Freiburg - Karlsruhe : 1 - 1
  • Hansa Rostock - Schalke 04 : 0 - 1
  • Leverkusen - Bochum : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of May 31, 1997

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Betis - Sp Gijon : 0 - 1
  • Vallecano - Valencia : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of May 31, 1997

La Liga Segunda Division

Football (Spain)
  • Ath Madrid B - Real Madrid B : 3 - 0
  • Barcelona B - Alaves : 2 - 3
  • Las Palmas - Lleida : 1 - 1
  • Osasuna - Levante : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of May 31, 1997

Eredivisie

Football (Netherlands)
  • Nijmegen - Graafschap : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of May 31, 1997

TV Series

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Riding the Tiger

Riding the Tiger

Directed by: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

Born to Run

Born to Run

Directed by: Phil Coles

Knights of Ramune

Knights of Ramune

Directed by: Yoshinori Sayanna

The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

Shapes of the Invisible

Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

Days to next May 31

If May 31, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 3 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Out To Canaan by Jan Karon

Out To Canaan

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The fourth novel in the beloved Mitford series, by the bestselling author of At Home in Mitford and Somebody Safe with Somebody Good Millions of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with

The Gospel According To The Son by Norman Mailer

The Gospel According To The Son

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Norman Mailer fused fact and fiction to create indelible portraits of such figures as Marilyn Monroe, Gary Gilmore, and Lee Harvey Oswald.

Just As I Am by Billy Graham

Just As I Am

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autobiography of Billy Graham

The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou

The Heart of a Woman

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In The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers, reads her work at the Harlem Writers Guild, and …

End Of The Drive by Louis L'Amour

End Of The Drive

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BEST OF THE WEST A veteran trail driver, who has survived thundering stampedes and Comanche raids, discovers there’s nothing so dangerous as courting a beautiful woman.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

AirCars

AirCars

Platform: Atari Jaguar

Genre: 3D shooter

Publisher: ICD, Inc.

Ballblazer Champions

Ballblazer Champions

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, sports

Publisher: NA LucasArts; EU CTO SpA

Formula 1 97

Formula 1 97

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Psygnosis

Excalibur 2555 AD

Excalibur 2555 AD

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sir-Tech

Emperor of the Fading Suns

Emperor of the Fading Suns

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy, 4X

Publisher: SegaSoft

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 31, 1997?

On May 31, 1997 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is May 31, 1997?

On May 31, 1997 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 31, 1997?

On May 31, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 31, 1997?

On May 31, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 31, 1997?

On May 31, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 31, 1997?

On May 31, 1997 several famous people were born including, Cupcakke , Inês Murta, Milka-Emilia Pasanen.

Which famous people died on May 31, 1997?

Famous people died on May 31, 1997 include, Rosie Will Monroe.

What was the number one song in May 31, 1997?

The number one song in the week of May 31, 1997 was MMMbop by Hanson in US and Lovefool by The Cardigans in UK.

What were the top hits on May 31, 1997?

The top hits on May 31, 1997 were MMMbop by Hanson, Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G., Say You'll Be There by The Spice Girls in US and Lovefool by The Cardigans, You're Not Alone by Olive, I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly in UK.


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