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Wednesday 15 October 1997

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John. The Devil's Advocate, directed by Taylor Hackford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Book by Whoopi Goldberg was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Adventures of Lano & Woodley. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka or Alltynex.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Devil's Advocate

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron

Country: United States

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

Directed by: Jim Gillespie

Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mel Smith

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills

Country: United States

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Boogie Nights

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds

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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What the sky looked like on 15 October 1997

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Adventures of Lano & Woodley

Written by: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley

Starring: Colin Lane, Frank Woodley

Country: Australia

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South Park

Written by: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Brian Graden

Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Country: United States

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The Atheist Experience

Starring: Matt Dillahunty, Tracie Harris

Country: United States


Starring: Jón Gnarr

Country: Iceland

Between Brothers

Written by: Barry O'Brien, Cheryl Alu

Starring: Kadeem Hardison, Dondre Whitfield, Kelly Perine, Rachael Crawford

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 October 1997 ?

  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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  • Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 2 in ALCS
  • Former rep Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud
  • New York jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988
  • US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn
  • NASA launches the Cassini-Huygens probe to Saturn.

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Sport Games on 15 October 1997

Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bayern Munich - Stuttgart : 3 - 3
  • Duisburg - Hansa Rostock : 0 - 1
  • Kaiserslautern - Bielefeld : 3 - 1
  • M'gladbach - Munich 1860 : 5 - 1
See all Football game results of 15 October 1997
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Ath Madrid - Merida : 4 - 0
  • Betis - Zaragoza : 3 - 3
  • Espanol - Compostela : 1 - 0
  • La Coruna - Valladolid : 1 - 3
See all Football game results of 15 October 1997
La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Albacete - Numancia : 2 - 0
  • Badajoz - Ath Madrid B : 1 - 1
  • Eibar - Toledo : 3 - 3
  • Elche - Alaves : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of 15 October 1997
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Beauvais - Toulon : 3 - 2
  • Le Mans - Wasquehal : 1 - 0
  • Lille - Caen : 3 - 0
  • Lorient - Mulhouse : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 15 October 1997

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


By: Whoopi Goldberg

From the provocative and hilarious EGOT winner, bestselling author, and host of The View, Whoopi Goldberg, comes the perfect antidote to all those outdated relationship advice books in the world, weighing

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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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Plum Island

By: Nelson DeMille

CELEBRATING THE 20th ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR The hair-raising suspense of The General's Daughter... the wry wit of The Gold Coast...this is vintage Nelson DeMille at the peak of his originality and the height of his ...

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The Best Laid Plans

By: Sidney Sheldon

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 ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka

Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka

Platform: Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 3

Genre: Action Sci-Fi Shooter

Publisher: Bandai

Star Wars: Yoda Stories

Platform: Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: LucasArts

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Flying Dragon

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Fighting, role-playing video game

Publisher: Culture Brain Natsume

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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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Platform: FM Towns

Genre: Vertically Scrolling Shooter

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