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Sunday 5 October 1997

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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 Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gra was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fóstbræður. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ClayFighter 63⅓ or Turok.
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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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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 5 October 1997 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Andrew Keir: Actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt), dies at 71.
  • Dave Marr: Golfer / commentator, dies at 63.
  • 35th Tennis Federation Cup: France beats Netherlands 4-1 in Den Bosch (Netherlands)
  • Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic
  • STS 86 (Atlantis 20) lands
  • Vantage Senior Golf Championship

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Sport Games on 5 October 1997

American Football
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Jacksonville Jaguars : 13 - 21
  • Dallas Cowboys - New York Giants : 17 - 20
  • Detroit Lions - Buffalo Bills : 13 - 22
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Miami Dolphins : 14 - 17
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Serie A
Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Brescia : 0 - 1
  • Empoli - Milan : 0 - 1
  • Inter - Lazio : 1 - 1
  • Juventus - Fiorentina : 2 - 1
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Aalst - Charleroi : 7 - 2
  • Germinal - Gent : 1 - 3
  • Harelbeke - Molenbeek : 4 - 1
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Stuttgart - Hamburg : 5 - 2
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

By: John Gra

Subtitle: ?€œThe Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex?€?. (H, HarperCollins)

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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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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: John Berendt

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and ...

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

ClayFighter 63⅓

ClayFighter 63⅓

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment


Platform: Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment (1997-2002) Touchstone Games (2008)

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Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Feral Interactive

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The Curse of Monkey Island

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Graphic adventure

Publisher: LucasArts

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Grand Theft Auto

Platform: MS-DOS; Microsoft Windows; PlayStation; Game Boy Color

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: NA ASC Games; EU Take-Two Interactive; UK BMG Interactive

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