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Friday 31 October 1997, Halloween

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 Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing CART Precision Racing or Final Liberation.
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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
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Planetary positions on October 31, 1997 - Geocentric view

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

Cold Mountain

By: Charles Frazier

In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to ...

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By: Kurt Vonnegut

There's been a timequake. And everyone—even you—must live the decade between February 17, 1991 and February 17, 2001 over again. The trick is that we all have to do exactly the

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Educational, adventure

Publisher: Brøderbund Software (1997–1999) The Learning Company (1999–present)

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Flesh Feast

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action

Publisher: SegaSoft

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Big Thinkers!

Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Steam

Genre: Adventure, Edutainment

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

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CART Precision Racing

CART Precision Racing

Platform: Windows 95

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Final Liberation

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based tactics

Publisher: SSI, GOG Ltd

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Home videos

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


Studio: Gramercy Pictures

Format: VHS release

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Absolute Power

Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Viva Las Vegas

Studio: MGM

Format: DVD release

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Studio: Warner Bros.

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

Studio: direct-to-video VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Pictures Presents Collection

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