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), 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 Erin Riley and Adora Svitak. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Titanic, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ace Combat 2 or Chaos Island: The Lost World.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Events

  • Side Show, opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances
  • The first color photograph appears on the front page of the New York Times.

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Movies

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Titanic

Titanic

Directed by: James Cameron

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

Country: United States of America

Dil To Pagal Hai

Dil To Pagal Hai

Directed by: Yash Chopra

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

Switchback

Switchback

Directed by: Jeb Stuart

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

The Woodlanders

The Woodlanders

Directed by: Phil Agland

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

Red Corner

Red Corner

Directed by: Jon Avnet

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

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Music charts

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Sport Games on October 16, 1997

Sport Games on October 16, 1997


NFL

American Football
  • San Diego Chargers - Kansas City Chiefs : 3 - 31
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Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Guingamp - Bordeaux : 0 - 1
  • Marseille - Metz : 2 - 0
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TV Series

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Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

Directed by: Mick Garris

Vampire Princess Miyu

Vampire Princess Miyu

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

Men in ToolBelts

Men in ToolBelts

Back to the Floor

Back to the Floor

Days to next October 16

If October 16, 1997 is your birthday you're 23 years, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

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Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

A Lesson Before Dying

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From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Book by Whoopi Goldberg

Book

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Whoopi pulls no punches in this hilarious and thought-provoking volume of wit, wisdom and outrageous personal observations. Here's the world according to Whoopi, as the beloved performer treats her multitude of fans to her views on everything from fame to …

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

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The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell

Unnatural Exposure

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A psychopath with an intimate knowledge of death has an even more intimate knowledge of Kay Scarpetta-and many different plans to kill her.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout Dragon Ball: Final Bout

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: NA Atari (reprint)

Battle-Girl

Battle-Girl

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Feral Interactive

Dark Angel

Dark Angel

Platform: PC

Genre: 2D Platform game (run-and-gun), action-adventure

Publisher: Vicarious Visions

Ace Combat 2

Ace Combat 2

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Namco

Chaos Island: The Lost World

Chaos Island: The Lost World

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 16, 1997?

On October 16, 1997 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 16, 1997?

On October 16, 1997 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 16, 1997?

On October 16, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 16, 1997?

On October 16, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on October 16, 1997?

On October 16, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 16, 1997?

On October 16, 1997 several famous people were born including, Erin Riley, Adora Svitak.

Which famous people died on October 16, 1997?

Famous people died on October 16, 1997 include, James Mitchner.

What was the number one song in October 16, 1997?

The number one song in the week of October 16, 1997 was Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John in US and Something About The Way You Look / Candle In The Wind by Elton John in UK.

What were the top hits on October 16, 1997?

The top hits on October 16, 1997 were Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John, Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John, 4 Seasons Of Loneliness by Boyz II Men, You Make Me Wanna.. by Usher in US and Something About The Way You Look / Candle In The Wind by Elton John, Sunchyme by Dario G in UK.


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