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It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 31, 1997). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sydney Park and SelfieC . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John. Incognito, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997 while The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DoDonPachi or Einhänder.
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What the sky looked like on 31 October 1997

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Jason Patric, Irène Jacob, Thomas Lockyer, Ian Richardson

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The Man Who Knew Too Little

Directed by: Jon Amiel

Starring: Bill Murray, Joanne Whalley, Peter Gallagher, Richard Wilson

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The Jackal

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

Country: United States

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Star Kid

Directed by: Manny Coto

Starring: Joseph Mazzello, Joey Simmrin, Alex Daniels, Arthur Burghardt

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Directed by: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

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

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TV Series

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Directed by: Mick Garris

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Vampire Princess Miyu

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Noah's Ark

Directed by: Diane Paloma Eskenazi

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Bernard's Watch


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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1997 ?

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
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Famous Deaths:
  • 19-year-old British au pair Louise Woodward, convicted by a Cambridge, Massachusetts, jury of second-degree murder the day before, is sentenced to life in prison.

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Sport Games on 31 October 1997

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Orlando Magic : 105 - 99
  • Chicago Bulls - Boston Celtics : 85 - 92
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Houston Rockets : 86 - 94
  • Dallas Mavericks - Vancouver Grizzlies : 90 - 88
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Dortmund - Kaiserslautern : 2 - 2
  • Duisburg - M'gladbach : 4 - 5
  • Leverkusen - Wolfsburg : 2 - 1
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • CZ Jena - Greuther Furth : 0 - 1
  • Ein Frankfurt - Unterhaching : 1 - 1
  • Nurnberg - Zwickau : 2 - 0
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Beauvais - Sochaux : 1 - 1
  • Caen - Red Star 93 : 1 - 1
  • Laval - Nimes : 2 - 1
  • Louhans-Cuis. - St Etienne : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of 31 October 1997

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 31, 1997 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1997 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. You Make Me Wanna... - Usher
  2. My Love Is The Shhh! - Somethin' For The People Featuring Trina & Tamara
  3. Boyz II Men - 4 Seasons Of Loneliness
  4. Total - What About Us
  5. LSG - My Body
  6. You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time) - Brian McKnight Featuring Mase
  7. Next - Butta Love
  8. Everything - Mary J. Blige
  9. Sock It 2 Me/The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring Da Brat
  10. Aaliyah - The One I Gave My Heart To
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Si Tu Supieras - Alejandro Fernandez
  2. Cristian - Lo Mejor De Mi
  3. El Reloj - Luis Miguel
  4. Nos Estorbo La Ropa - Vicente Fernandez
  5. Te Sigo Amando - Juan Gabriel
  6. Revolucion - Enrique Iglesias
  7. Marco Antonio Solis - La Venia Bendita
  8. DLG - La Quiero A Morir
  9. Es Verdad - Los Tucanes de Tijuana
  10. Me Canse De Ser La Otra - India
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Something About The Way You Look / Candle In The Wind - Elton John
  2. Dario G - Sunchyme
  3. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
  4. Backstreet Boys - As Long As You Love Me
  5. Sash! featuring La Trec - Stay


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

The God Of Small Things

By: Arundhati Roy

Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide.

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By: Don DeLillo

A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle)—Underworld is about the second half of

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The Notebook

By: Nicholas Sparks

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.

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The Matarese Countdown

By: Robert Ludlum

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “First-rate suspense.”—People Twenty years ago, top agents from the CIA and KGB banded together to bring down the Matarese Circle, an international cabal of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, EZweb, i-mode, PlayStation Network

Genre: Manic shooter

Publisher: JP Cave; INT Atlus

Chameleon Twist

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Sunsoft

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Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP Square; NA Sony Computer Entertainment; JP Square Enix (PSN)

Earth 2140

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Macintosh, Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: EU TopWare Interactive; NA Interplay Entertainment

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The Crow: City of Angels

Platform: PlayStation, Saturn, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?


Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Space Jam

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: Laserdisc release

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Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Jackie Chan's First Strike

Studio: New Line

Format: VHS release

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How the Toys Saved Christmas

Studio: Buena Vista

Format: VHS release

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