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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 Snow In August by Pete Hamill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Riding the Tiger. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atlantis: The Lost Tales or Big Thinkers!.
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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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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 songs in the USA
  1. Hanson - MMMbop
  2. The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
  3. Say You'll Be There - The Spice Girls
  4. Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
  5. Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
  6. Monica - For You I Will
  7. I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face) - Rome
  8. The Freshman - The Verve Pipe
  9. Savage Garden - I Want You
  10. Paula Cole - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?
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. Solo En Ti - Enrique Iglesias
  2. Ya Me Voy Para Siempre - Los Temerarios
  3. Los Tigres del Norte - Unidos Para Siempre
  4. El Destino - Juan Gabriel / Rocio Durcal
  5. Secuestro De Amor - Los Tucanes de Tijuana
  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 ?

Snow In August

By: Pete Hamill

Brooklyn, 1947. The war veterans have come home. Jackie Robinson is about to become a Dodger. And in one close-knit working-class neighborhood, an eleven-year-old Irish Catholic boy named Michael Devlin has

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Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham

By: Billy Graham

Hailed as "the world's preacher," Billy Graham has enjoyed a career that has spanned six decades and his ministry of faith has touched the hearts and souls of millions.

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End Of The Drive

By: Louis L'Amour

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.

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The Celestine Prophecy

By: James Redfield

THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Brunswick World: Tournament of Champions

Brunswick World: Tournament of Champions

Platform: Super NES

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Black Pearl

Atlantis: The Lost Tales

Platform: Microsoft Windows DOS Sega Saturn PlayStation

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: DreamCatcher Interactive

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X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse

X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse

Platform: PC (MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh)

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: WizardWorks Software

Big Thinkers!

Big Thinkers!

Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Steam

Genre: Adventure, Edutainment

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

F-22: Air Dominance Fighter

F-22: Air Dominance Fighter

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Infogrames

Home videos

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

Blade Runner

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: DVD release

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Studio: Columbia Picture

Format: VHS release

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Alice in Wonderland

Studio: Disney

Format: VHS re-release; part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection

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The Train Robbers

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Format: VHS releases; part of the Warner Bros. Westerns Collection

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Love Jones

Studio: New Line

Format: VHS release

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