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Friday 2 January 1998

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Dana Vaughns . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. In UK Perfect Day by Various Artists was in the top 5 hits. Angel, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Wobegon Boy by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Seija no koushin. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Carmen Sandiego Math Detective or F-16 Multirole Fighter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman

Country: United States

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Jackie Brown

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster

Country: United States

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As Good as It Gets

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear

Country: United States

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Tomorrow Never Dies

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Earth Story

Starring: Aubrey Manning

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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City Confidential

Starring: Paul Winfield, Keith David

Country: United States

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Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Starring: Louis Theroux

Country: United States

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I'm Alan Partridge

Starring: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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South Park

Written by: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Brian Graden

Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 January 1998 ?

  • New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
  • United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
  • Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
  • Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
  • Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 02 January
Famous Deaths:
  • Frank Muir: English actor and playwright (d. 1998).
  • Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates and cocaine
  • Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.

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Sport Games on 2 January 1998

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Los Angeles Lakers : 106 - 116
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Orlando Magic : 81 - 71
  • Dallas Mavericks - Phoenix Suns : 85 - 92
  • Detroit Pistons - Toronto Raptors : 91 - 88
See all Basketball game results of 2 January 1998
Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Celtic - Rangers : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 2 January 1998

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

Wobegon Boy

By: Garrison Keillor

John Tollefson, a son of Lake Wobegon, has moved East to manage a radio station at a college for academically challenged children of financially gifted parents in upstate New York.

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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger

Being a teen is hard - but you are not alone. This book is filled with stories that will make you laugh and make you cry.

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Talking to Heaven

By: James Van Praagh

Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death

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The Dark Side Of Camelot

By: Seymour M. Hersh

This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bakushō Jinsei 64: Mezase! Resort Ō

Bakushō Jinsei 64: Mezase! Resort Ō

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Board game

Publisher: Taito

Carmen Sandiego Math Detective

Platform: Mac OS, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Educational

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Cool Boarders 3

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: 989 Studios

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F-16 Multirole Fighter

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: NovaLogic

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Get Medieval

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Monolith Productions

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