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Saturday 31 May 1997

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 31, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Cupcakke and Jake Short. 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 Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Riding the Tiger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Egg Venture or Backyard Sports.
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What the sky looked like on 31 May 1997

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Jill Sprecher

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

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Batman & Robin

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

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

Country: United States

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Career Girls

Directed by: Mike Leigh

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

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Con Air

Directed by: Simon West

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

Country: United States

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The Maker

Directed by: Tim Hunter

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

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TV Series

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

Riding the Tiger

Directed by: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

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Born to Run

Directed by: Phil Coles

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Knights of Ramune

Directed by: Yoshinori Sayanna

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The Vanishing Man

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Shapes of the Invisible

Directed by: Pierre Oscar Levy

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1997 ?

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

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Sport Games on 31 May 1997

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Dortmund - FC Koln : 2 - 1
  • Dusseldorf - Hamburg : 1 - 1
  • Freiburg - Karlsruhe : 1 - 1
  • Hansa Rostock - Schalke 04 : 0 - 1
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Betis - Sp Gijon : 0 - 1
  • Vallecano - Valencia : 3 - 1
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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
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Football (Netherlands)
  • Nijmegen - Graafschap : 2 - 1
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 31, 1997 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Changing Faces - G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.
  2. I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face) - Rome
  3. 112 - Cupid
  4. The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
  5. Thinking Of You/Let's Get Down - Tony Toni Tone
  6. Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
  7. Don't Wanna Be A Player (From "Booty Call") - Joe
  8. Kenny Lattimore - For You
  9. Dru Hill - In My Bed
  10. I Love Me Some Him/I Don't Want To - Toni Braxton
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Enrique Iglesias - Solo En Ti
  2. Ya Me Voy Para Siempre - Los Temerarios
  3. Los Tigres del Norte - Unidos Para Siempre
  4. El Destino - Juan Gabriel / Rocio Durcal
  5. Los Tucanes de Tijuana - Secuestro De Amor
  6. O Soy O Fui - Marco Antonio Solis
  7. Solo Contigo - Limite
  8. Celine Dion - Sola Otra Vez
  9. Quien Pierde Mas - Bronco: El Gigante De America
  10. Jon Secada - Amandolo


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

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

By: Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly ...

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The Notebook

By: Nicholas Sparks

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

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Pretend You Don'T See Her

By: Mary Higgins Clark

Pretend You Don't See Her is the story of Lacey Farrell, a rising star on Manhattan's high-powered real estate scene. Lacey becomes the witness to a murder and hears the dying words of the victim, a woman who is convinced ...

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The Tenth Justice

By: Brad Meltzer

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer exploded onto the literary stage with The Tenth Justice, a gripping, lightning-paced thriller that carries readers behind the scenes of the U.S.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dark Rift

Platform: Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Vic Tokai

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Egg Venture

Egg Venture

Platform: Arcade

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Publisher: The Game Room

Descent to Undermountain

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Interplay

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Backyard Sports

Platform: Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Sports

Publisher: GT Interactive

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Amulets & Armor

Amulets & Armor

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Action, Role-playing

Publisher: United Software Artists

Home videos

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

The Painted Hills

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The Rich Man's Wife

Studio: Hollywood

Format: VHS release

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Studio: Paramount

Format: VHS release

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The Glimmer Man

Studio: VHS release

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Old Yeller

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Format: VHS release

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