Wednesday October 08, 1997

US date format: 10/8/1997, UK date format: 8/10/1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 8, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. 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. A Life Less Ordinary, directed by Danny Boyle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vampire Princess Miyu. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beach Festival World Championship 1997 or Darkstalkers 3.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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
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Movies

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A Life Less Ordinary

A Life Less Ordinary

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo

Mandragora

Mandragora

Directed by: Wiktor Grodecki

Starring: Miroslav Caslavka, David Svec, Pavel Skrípal, Kostas Zerdolaglu

Men

Men

Directed by: Zoe Clarke-Williams

Starring: Sean Young, John Heard, Dylan Walsh, Robert Lujan

The Devil's Advocate

The Devil's Advocate

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones

Country: United States of America

The Swindle

The Swindle

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Michel Serrault, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

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Music charts

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Sport Games on October 08, 1997

Sport Games on October 08, 1997


Division 2

Football (France)
  • Amiens - Lorient : 3 - 0
  • Caen - Martigues : 5 - 0
  • Gueugnon - Valence : 1 - 0
  • Laval - St Etienne : 4 - 1
  • Mulhouse - Red Star 93 : 2 - 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
  • Paris SG - Guingamp : 4 - 2
See all Football game results of October 08, 1997

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Kilmarnock - Motherwell : 2 - 1
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TV Series

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Vampire Princess Miyu

Vampire Princess Miyu

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

Tiger Bay

Tiger Bay

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

The Atheist Experience

The Atheist Experience

Starring: Matt Dillahunty, Tracie Harris

Country: United States of America

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Days to next October 08

If October 08, 1997 is your birthday you're 22 years, 11 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 14 days.
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Books

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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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 …

The Best Laid Plans by Sidney Sheldon

The Best Laid Plans

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He wanted power. Oliver Russell is fated to rise to the pinnacle of power, the office of President of the United States. She wanted revenge. Leslie Stewart is his betrayed fiancee, a woman dedicated to a single purpose-the downfall of …

Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

Timequake

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There's been a timequake. And everyone—even you—must live the decade between February 17, 1991 and February 17, 2001 over again. The trick is that we all have to do exactly the

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm

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The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one …

Flood Tide by Clive Cussler

Flood Tide

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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, …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

AeroGauge

AeroGauge

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: ASCII Entertainment

Atlantis: The Lost Tales

Atlantis: The Lost Tales

Platform: Microsoft Windows DOS Sega Saturn PlayStation

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: DreamCatcher Interactive

Beach Festival World Championship 1997

Beach Festival World Championship 1997

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Volleyball

Publisher: Comad

Chasm: The Rift

Chasm: The Rift

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: GT Interactive Software, WizardWorks Software, Megamedia Corp.

Darkstalkers 3

Darkstalkers 3

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PlayStation Network

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Capcom


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