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

 Wired - October, 1997
Wired - October, 1997

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 Entertainment Weekly: no.401
Entertainment Weekly: no.401

Magazine

 Chris Rock
Chris Rock
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Books

The Royals - Kitty Kelle

The Royals - Kitty Kelle

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Books

Diana: Her True Story - Andrew Morton

Diana: Her True Story - Andrew Morton

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Books

A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines

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Books

Flood Tide - Clive Cussler

Flood Tide - Clive Cussler

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Old Journal Ads

Tropicana Pure Premium Grapefruit Juice (1997)Tropicana Pure Premium Grapefruit Juice (1997)
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Old Journal Ads

Doral Cigarette  Delivers (1997)Doral Cigarette Delivers (1997)
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Old Journal Ads

Canon BJC-4200 Color Printer  Sloth Bear (1997)Canon BJC-4200 Color Printer Sloth Bear (1997)
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