It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. In UK Something About The Way You Look / Candle In The Wind by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. The Devil's Advocate, directed by Taylor Hackford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Royals by Kitty Kelle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in October 1997 ?

  • The Devil's AdvocateThe Devil's Advocate
    directed by Taylor Hackford
    starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron
  • I Know What You Did Last SummerI Know What You Did Last Summer
    directed by Jim Gillespie
    starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche
  • BeanBean
    directed by Mel Smith
    starring: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills
  • Boogie NightsBoogie Nights
    directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
    starring: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds
  • GattacaGattaca
    directed by Andrew Niccol
    starring: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Monday, 20 October 1997 ?


Holidays
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire

Facts
  • Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
  • US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers
  • The U.S. Justice Department asks a federal court to hold Microsoft in contempt of court because it may be forcing PC makers to distribute Internet Explorer as a condition of selling Windows 95. Microsoft is formally charged with violating the terms of the 1995 Final Judgement. The federal court is asked to impose on Microsoft a US$1 million per day fine until the company stops tying the browser with Windows.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1997 ?

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Books

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

The Royals by Kitty Kelle

The Royals

by Kitty Kelle


Updated account of the British Royal family. (H, Grand Central Publishing)

Diana: Her True Story by Andrew Morton

Diana: Her True Story

by Andrew Morton


HER LIFE HAS SEEMED LIKE A FAIRY-TALE COME TRUE...yet the shocking truth is that for Diana, Princess of Wales, life has been far from perfect. Written with the cooperation and support of members of Diana's family and her closest friends, and illustrated with photographs made available exclusively for this book, it reveals a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, who has suffered from chronic illness and loneliness, who has gone

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying

by Ernest J. Gaines


A Lesson Before Dying, is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s.  Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. 

Flood Tide by Clive Cussler

Flood Tide

by Clive Cussler


AN UNDERWATER GRAVEYARD IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...A MYSTERIOUS SEAPORT IN THE LOUISIANA BAYOUS...A DIABOLICAL PLOT TO DESTROY AMERICA! When NUMA agent DIRK PITT® rescues a beautiful undercover agent in a daring underwater operation at Orion Lake, just north of Seattle, he confronts a sinister network run by Qin Shang, a ruthless smuggler who sells Chinese immigrants into slavery.

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