Thursday October 23, 1997

US date format: 10/23/1997, UK date format: 23/10/1997

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 23, 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 Jordan Hanna and Zach Callison. 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 Dirty Jokes And Beer by Drew Carey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Extreme Assault or Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Triumph of Love, opens at Royale Theater, New York City
  • At 6:11 AM San Francisco experiences a black out
  • Dow Jones drops 186.88 pts

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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 23, 1997

Sport Games on October 23, 1997


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Football (United Kingdom)
  • Doncaster - Swansea : 0 - 3
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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 23

If October 23, 1997 is your birthday you're 22 years, 11 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 28 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?

G-Nome

G-Nome

Platform: PC

Genre: Mech simulation, FPS

Damage Incorporated

Damage Incorporated

Platform: Windows 95 System 7

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: WizardWorks (PC) MacSoft (Mac)

Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance

Platform: DOS and Windows 95

Genre: Turn-based strategy, Turn-based tactics

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Extreme Assault

Extreme Assault

Platform: DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Blue Byte Software

Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter

Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter

Platform: Arcade PlayStation Sega Saturn

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Capcom


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