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Friday 17 October 1997

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. In UK Something About The Way You Look / Candle In The Wind by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. The Devil's Advocate, directed by Taylor Hackford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while Night Passage by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Atheist Experience. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Extreme-G or Everybody's Golf.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Devil's Advocate

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron

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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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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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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TV Series

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

The Atheist Experience

Starring: Matt Dillahunty, Tracie Harris

Country: United States


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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1997 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Sport Games on 17 October 1997

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Standard - Club Brugge : 0 - 3
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - FC Koln : 2 - 1
  • Werder Bremen - Hamburg : 0 - 0
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Cottbus - Mainz : 2 - 2
  • CZ Jena - Meppen : 2 - 1
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Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Bastia : 2 - 0
  • Le Havre - Rennes : 1 - 1
  • Lens - Monaco : 1 - 0
  • Montpellier - Chateauroux : 1 - 0
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1997?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.401
  • Time: America's fascination with Buddhism. On cover: Brad Pitt from the film 'Seven Years in Tibet.'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9608


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

Night Passage

By: Robert B. Parker

An otherwise washed-up LAPD cop with a drinking problem gets a job offer from a small Massachusetts town that is too good to be true, and Jesse Stone finds

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: John Berendt

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 ...

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The Millionaire Next Door

By: Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

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

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Day the World Broke

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Graphic adventure, puzzle

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Interactive

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Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: futuristic racing

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

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Front Mission 2

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: Squaresoft

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Formula 1 97

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Psygnosis

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Everybody's Golf

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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