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Wednesday 1 October 1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sam Verlinden and Martin Kendal. In that special week of October people in US were listening to 4 Seasons Of Loneliness by Boyz II Men. In UK Men In Black by Will Smith was in the top 5 hits. Boogie Nights, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while If This World Were Mine by E. Lynn Harris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fóstbræður. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Everybody's Golf or Ballblazer Champions.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Directed by: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law

Country: United States

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The Ice Storm

Directed by: Ang Lee

Starring: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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The Game

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Jón Gnarr

Country: Iceland

The New Batman Adventures

Written by: Bob Kane

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

Country: United States

Science Court

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

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 1 October 1997 ?

  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
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  • Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Spice Hot premieres on cable
  • Luke Woodham walks into Pearl High School in Pearl, Mississippi and opens fire, killing two girls, after killing his mother earlier that morning.

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Sport Games on 1 October 1997

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Football (Greece)
  • Paniliakos - Panahaiki : 2 - 0
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

If This World Were Mine

By: E. Lynn Harris

A close circle of friends. A sexy stranger. How strong are the bonds of friendship?With a nine-week stay on the New York Times bestseller list, E.

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The God Of Small Things

By: Arundhati Roy

Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide.

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Into Thin Air

By: Jon Krakauer

National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

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The Gift Of Fear

By: Gavin de Becker

True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference.A date won't take "no" for an answer.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Bugs

Platform: Windows, MS-DOS

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: NA Atari (reprint)

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Everybody's Golf

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Ballblazer Champions

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, sports

Publisher: NA LucasArts; EU CTO SpA

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Dilbert's Desktop Games

Platform: Windows 95 up to ME

Genre: Puzzle, Action

Publisher: DreamWorks Interactive

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