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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 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 The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer 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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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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Directed by: Sean Mathias

Starring: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

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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
See all Football game results of 31 May 1997
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
See all Football game results of 31 May 1997
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 ?

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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The Night Crew

By: John Sandford

Bestselling author John Sandford takes all the action and suspense of his acclaimed Prey novels and heads west to the dark gleam of L.A.--where

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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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The Heart of a Woman

By: Maya Angelou

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 ...

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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 Glimmer Man

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: DVD release

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My Best Friend's Wedding

Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Singin' in the Rain

Studio: MGM

Format: DVD release

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The Evening Star

Studio: Paramount

Format: VHS release

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