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Friday 24 December 1999

1999-12-24

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. In UK The Millennium Prayer by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Galaxy Quest, directed by Dean Parisot, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Galaxy Quest

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Starring: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

Country: United States

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The Ninth Gate

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin

Country: United States

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Man on the Moon

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker

Country: United States

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Any Given Sunday

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz

Country: United States

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Universe

Starring: John Hurt

Country: United Kingdom

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New York: A Documentary Film

Starring: David Ogden Stiers

Country: United States

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The Game Room

Starring: Mark Bussler

Country: United States

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Freaks and Geeks

Written by: Paul Feig

Starring: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Country: United States

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Spaced

Starring: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1999 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1999?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.518519
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11229
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Columbine Tapes -- Dec. 20, 1999

Books

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

Tuesdays With Morrie

By: Mitch Albom

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to ...

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The Greatest Generation Speaks

By: Tom Brokaw

The heartwarming New York Times bestseller by the author of The Greatest Generation"When I wrote about the men and women who came out of the Depression, who won great victories and made lasting sacrifices in World War II and then ...

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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

By: J. K. Rowling

The Dursleys were so mean that hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

By: J. K. Rowling

For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.Now

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aqua Rush

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Namco

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Crash Team Racing

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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Dance Dance Revolution: Best of Cool Dancers

Dance Dance Revolution: Best of Cool Dancers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Music, Exercise

Publisher: Konami

Densha de Go! 64

Densha de Go! 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Taito

Discworld Noir

Platform: Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: GT Interactive

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Tell the world why 24 December 1999 is such a special date for you!