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Monday 20 October 1997

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ronnie Banks and John Bell. 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. Bean, directed by Mel Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Royals by Kitty Kelle was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Atheist Experience. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ark of Time or Harley-Davidson & L.A. Riders.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Bean

Directed by: Mel Smith

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills

Country: United States

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

Directed by: Jim Gillespie

Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

Country: United States

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The Devil's Advocate

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron

Country: United States

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Boogie Nights

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds

Country: United States

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Funny Games

Directed by: Michael Haneke

Starring: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mhe, Arno Frisch

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Atheist Experience

Starring: Matt Dillahunty, Tracie Harris

Country: United States

Science Court

Starring: Jennifer Harrison, H. Jon Benjamin, Bill Braudis, Micaela Hebert

Country: United States

The New Batman Adventures

Written by: Bob Kane

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Mathew Valencia, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Country: United States

Between Brothers

Written by: Barry O'Brien, Cheryl Alu

Starring: Kadeem Hardison, Dondre Whitfield, Kelly Perine, Rachael Crawford

Country: United States

Austin Stories

Written by: James Jones

Starring: Laura House, Howard Kremer, Brad 'Chip' Pope, Andy Brown

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 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
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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?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Oct. 20, 1997
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9609
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.401

Books

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

The Royals

By: Kitty Kelle

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

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Diana: Her True Story

By: Andrew Morton

The sensational biography of Princess Diana, written with her cooperation and now featuring exclusive new material to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death.When Diana: Her True Story was first published in 1992, it forever changed the way the public ...

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A Lesson Before Dying

By: Ernest J. Gaines

From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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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, ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ark of Time

Platform: DOS, PlayStation

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: International Computer Entertainment Ltd.

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Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Platform: DOS and Windows 95

Genre: Turn-based strategy, Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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Breath of Fire III

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Capcom, Tommo Inc.

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Gloom 3

Platform: Amiga

Genre: Action, Adventure

Publisher: Guildhall

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Harley-Davidson & L.A. Riders

Harley-Davidson & L.A. Riders

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Sega


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