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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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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Country: United States of America

Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Country: United States of America

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Country: United States of America

Limelight

Limelight

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1997?
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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.

Underworld by Don DeLillo

Underworld

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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

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha

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A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.Speaking

Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell

Unnatural Exposure

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A psychopath with an intimate knowledge of death has an even more intimate knowledge of Kay Scarpetta-and many different plans to kill her.

Temple Of The Winds by Terry Goodkind

Temple Of The Winds

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Jagang, Emperor of the Imperial Order, has invoked a bound fork prophecy binding Richard and Kahlan to a fate of pain, betrayal, and a path to the Underworld.