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Thursday 2 October 1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Baena and Hana Sugisaki. 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 The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fóstbræður. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Circuit or Front Mission 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Fóstbræður

Starring: Jón Gnarr

Country: Iceland

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

Movies

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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Gattaca

Directed by: Andrew Niccol

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1997 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Joseph Baena: American child of noted parent, his father is Arnold Schwarzenegger and his mother is Mildred Baena, who was housekeeper to the Shriver-Schwarzenegger household.
  • Hana Sugisaki: Japanese actress.
See other famous people born on 02 October
Facts:
  • One million men gather for Promise Keepers' ampquotStand in the Gapampquot event in Washington, DC.
  • Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery: The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history ($17.3 million, mostly in small bills) occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Wells Fargo. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the stolen cash.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Babies Behind Bars
  • Time: Photo of Dr. Keith Black from OUTLINE
  • Esquire

Books

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

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 Royals

By: Kitty Kelley

Kitty Kelly's exposes of Oprah Winfrey, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, and Jackie Onassis have made her the world's most successful biographer.

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Special Delivery

By: Danielle Steel

In a novel that explores the fun and challenge, and occasional absurdity, of new beginnings, Danielle Steel tells the story of two people who find love where and when they least expect it.At

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Underworld

By: Don DeLillo

A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alundra

Platform: PlayStation PlayStation Network

Genre: Action-adventure / Action RPG

Publisher: JP SCEI; NA Working Designs; EU Psygnosis

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Battle Circuit

Battle Circuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Capcom

Championship Manager: Season 97/98

Championship Manager: Season 97/98

Platform: PC

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Front Mission 2

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: Squaresoft

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Final Liberation

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: SSI, GOG Ltd

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