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Wednesday 8 October 1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bella Thorne and Connor Carmody. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. 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 Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... And It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fóstbræður. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Earth 2140 or Final Liberation.
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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 8 October 1997 ?

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Brown Meggs: CEO (Capitol Records), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 66.
  • Bertrand Goldberg: American architect designed the Marina City Building(d. 1997).

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Sport Games on 8 October 1997

Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Lorient : 3 - 0
  • Caen - Martigues : 5 - 0
  • Gueugnon - Valence : 1 - 0
  • Laval - St Etienne : 4 - 1
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Bordeaux - Lens : 3 - 0
  • Chateauroux - Strasbourg : 2 - 0
  • Lyon - Montpellier : 1 - 2
  • Metz - Le Havre : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 8 October 1997
Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Kilmarnock - Motherwell : 2 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1997?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11193
  • Time: A new movement is filling stadiums with men asserting their manhood. This week they rally in Washing
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9607


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

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... And It's All Small Stuff

By: Richard Carlson

This groundbreaking inspirational guide--a classic in the self-help genre--shows you how to put challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily changes, and find the path to achieving your goals.

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The Royals

By: Kitty Kelle

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

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Angela's Ashes

By: Frank McCourt

A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dual Heroes

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Hudson Soft Electro Brain

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Gran Turismo

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Racing game Sim racing[4]

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Earth 2140

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: EU TopWare Interactive; NA Interplay Entertainment

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Final Liberation

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: SSI, GOG Ltd

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Hanagumi Taisen Columns

Platform: Sega Saturn, ST-V arcade board

Genre: Falling-blocks puzzle

Publisher: Sega

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