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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 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.

But much more happened on October 1997: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1997?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1997 Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 02 Oct 1997 One million men gather for Promise Keepers' ampquotStand in the Gapampquot event in Washington, DC.
  • 03 Oct 1997 Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 04 Oct 1997 Farm Aid 10 concert cancelled due to weak ticket sales
  • 05 Oct 1997 35th Tennis Federation Cup: France beats Netherlands 4-1 in Den Bosch (Netherlands)
  • 09 Oct 1997 ABL players allowed to own stock in the league
  • 10 Oct 1997 An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.
  • 11 Oct 1997 Dennis Rodman returns from 2nd longest NBA suspension (11 games)
  • 12 Oct 1997 David Duval wins Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Golf Club
  • 14 Oct 1997 Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves 4 games to 1 in NLCS
  • 15 Oct 1997 Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 2 in ALCS
  • 16 Oct 1997 Side Show, opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances
  • 19 Oct 1997 Annie, closes at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • 20 Oct 1997 Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
  • 21 Oct 1997 Cleveland Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game (streak ends at 15, he is 2nd to Hank Baur with 17)
  • 22 Oct 1997 2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins and Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
  • 23 Oct 1997 Triumph of Love, opens at Royale Theater, New York City
  • 24 Oct 1997 Marv Albert sentenced in assault case
  • 25 Oct 1997 After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.
  • 26 Oct 1997 Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
  • 27 Oct 1997 Dow Jones crashes record 554 pts to 7161
  • 28 Oct 1997 NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
  • 30 Oct 1997 Cherry Orchard, opens at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • 31 Oct 1997 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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Music charts

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Movies

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Titanic

Titanic

Release year: 1997

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Country: United States of America

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The Devil's Advocate

The Devil's Advocate

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones

Country: United States of America

Cure

Cure

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

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

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

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

Country: United States of America

Anastasia

Anastasia

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Starring: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Kelsey Grammer

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1997?
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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 Bible Code by Michael Drosnin

The Bible Code

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0n September 1, 1994, I flew to Israel and met in Jerusalem with a close friend of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the poet Chaim Guri. I gave him a letter which he immediately gave to the Prime Minister.

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

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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.

If This World Were Mine by E. Lynn Harris

If This World Were Mine

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A close circle of friends. A sexy stranger. How strong are the bonds of friendship?With a nine-week stay on the New York Times bestseller list, E.

Violin by Anne Rice

Violin

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In the grand manner of Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice's new novel moves across time and the continents, from nineteenth-century Vienna to a St. Charles Greek Revival mansion in present-day New Orleans to dazzling capitals of the modern-day world, …