Monday October 20, 1997

US date format: 10/20/1997, UK date format: 20/10/1997

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 20, 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 John Bell (Scottish actor) and Ronnie Banks. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Cure, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The Angel Of Darkness by Caleb Carr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A Fork in the Tale or Carmen Sandiego Word Detective.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire

Events

  • Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
  • US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers
  • The U.S. Justice Department asks a federal court to hold Microsoft in contempt of court because it may be forcing PC makers to distribute Internet Explorer as a condition of selling Windows 95. Microsoft is formally charged with violating the terms of the 1995 Final Judgement. The federal court is asked to impose on Microsoft a US$1 million per day fine until the company stops tying the browser with Windows.

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Movies

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Cure

Cure

Directed by: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Starring: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

Country: United States of America

Alien: Resurrection

Alien: Resurrection

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Country: United States of America

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

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Music charts

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Sport Games on October 20, 1997

Sport Games on October 20, 1997


NFL

American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - Indianapolis Colts : 9 - 6
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Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Ein Frankfurt - Uerdingen : 0 - 1
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Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Barnsley - Coventry : 2 - 0
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Ethniki Katigoria

Football (Greece)
  • Panathinaikos - Athinaikos : 4 - 1
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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

Rough Crossing

Rough Crossing

I'm Alan Partridge

I'm Alan Partridge

Starring: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next October 20

If October 20, 1997 is your birthday you're 22 years, 11 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Angel Of Darkness by Caleb Carr

The Angel Of Darkness

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In one of the most critically acclaimed novels of the year, Caleb Carr-- bestselling author of The Alienist--pits Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and his colleagues against a murderer as evil as the

The Royals by Kitty Kelley

The Royals

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Kitty Kelly's exposes of Oprah Winfrey, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, and Jackie Onassis have made her the world's most successful biographer.

Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

Deja Dead

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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

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.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air

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National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Armored Core: Project Phantasma

Armored Core: Project Phantasma

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Action, third-person shooter

Publisher: JP Agetec; NA Agetec (then ASCII Entertainment)

Alltynex

Alltynex

Platform: FM Towns

Genre: Vertically Scrolling Shooter

The Bombing Islands

The Bombing Islands

Platform: Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 64, PlayStation Network

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Kemco

A Fork in the Tale

A Fork in the Tale

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Any River Entertainment (CD)

Carmen Sandiego Word Detective

Carmen Sandiego Word Detective

Platform: Mac OS, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Brøderbund

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 20, 1997?

On October 20, 1997 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is October 20, 1997?

On October 20, 1997 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 20, 1997?

On October 20, 1997 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 20, 1997?

On October 20, 1997 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on October 20, 1997?

On October 20, 1997 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 20, 1997?

On October 20, 1997 several famous people were born including, John Bell (Scottish actor), Ronnie Banks, John Bell.

What was the number one song in October 20, 1997?

The number one song in the week of October 20, 1997 was Something About The Way You Look Tonight 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 20, 1997?

The top hits on October 20, 1997 were Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John, Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John, You Make Me Wanna.. by Usher, How Do I Live by LeAnn Rimes 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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