Thursday October 16, 1997

US date format: 10/16/1997, UK date format: 16/10/1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 16, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Adora Svitak and Erin Riley. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John. Titanic, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Flood Tide by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crusader: Adventure Out of Time or Lego Island.
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Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Country: United States of America

Dil To Pagal Hai

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar

The Woodlanders

Directed by: Phil Agland

Starring: Emily Woof, Rufus Sewell, Cal MacAninch, Tony Haygarth


Directed by: Jeb Stuart

Starring: Danny Glover, Dennis Quaid, Claudia Stedelin, Ian Nelson

Red Corner

Directed by: Jon Avnet

Starring: Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford, Byron Mann


Historical Events

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  • Side Show, opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances

    Famous Deaths

  • James Mitchner: Author (Hawaii), dies of kidney failure...
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TV Series

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Directed by: Mick Garris

Vampire Princess Miyu

Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

Ghar Jamai

Directed by: Arun Bhatt

Men in ToolBelts

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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, …

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.

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 …

Diana: Her True Story

By: Andrew Morton

The sensational biography of Princess Diana, written with her cooperation and now featuring exclusive new material to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death.When Diana: Her True Story was first published in 1992, it forever changed the way the public …

Deja Dead

By: Kathy Reichs

The first Temperance Brennan novel in the “cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series” (The New York Times Book Review) from the #1 internationally bestselling thriller writer Kathy Reichs.Her


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Graphic adventure, puzzle

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Interactive

Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: Iron Realms Entertainment

Amulets & Armor

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Action, Role-playing

Publisher: United Software Artists

Crusader: Adventure Out of Time

Platform: Windows Mac OS X

Genre: Historical adventure

Publisher: Europress

Lego Island

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Mindscape

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