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Sunday 4 January 1998

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 4, 1998). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Coco Jones and Liza Soberano. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John. Smoke Signals, directed by Chris Eyre, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while The Winner by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Tryst or Gex: Enter the Gecko.
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What the sky looked like on 4 January 1998

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Smoke Signals

Directed by: Chris Eyre

Starring: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer

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Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Country: United States

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Half Baked

Directed by: Tamra Davis

Starring: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams

Country: United States

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Next Stop Wonderland

Directed by: Brad Anderson

Starring: Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Callie Thorne

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Hard Rain

Directed by: Mikael Salomon

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver

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TV Series

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Directed by: Mick Garris

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Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

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Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

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Robot Wars

Directed by: William L. Stewart

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Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Starring: Louis Theroux

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 January 1998 ?

  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Funny Thing Happened, closes at St. James NYC after 715 performances
  • Ivanov, closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • Triumph of Love, closes at Royale Theater, New York City
  • Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
  • A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.

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Sport Games on 4 January 1998

American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Sacramento Kings : 90 - 106
  • Philadelphia 76ers - Los Angeles Lakers : 113 - 107
  • Phoenix Suns - Washington Wizards : 99 - 109
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Vancouver Grizzlies : 120 - 108
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American Football
  • Denver Broncos - Kansas City Chiefs : 14 - 10
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Green Bay Packers : 7 - 21
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Serie A
Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Piacenza : 2 - 2
  • Bologna - Brescia : 2 - 1
  • Fiorentina - Sampdoria : 1 - 1
  • Inter - Juventus : 1 - 0
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Ath Madrid - Santander : 2 - 1
  • Espanol - Valladolid : 2 - 0
  • La Coruna - Sp Gijon : 2 - 1
  • Merida - Celta : 4 - 0
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 04, 1998 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1998 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Boyz II Men - A Song For Mama
  2. LSG - My Body
  3. Dru Hill - We're Not Making Love No More
  4. Usher - You Make Me Wanna...
  5. Next - Butta Love
  6. Uncle Sam - I Don't Ever Want To See You Again
  7. Been Around The World - Puff Daddy & The Family (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase)
  8. Janet - Together Again
  9. My Love Is The Shhh! - Somethin' For The People Featuring Trina & Tamara
  10. Sock It 2 Me/The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring Da Brat
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Si Tu Supieras - Alejandro Fernandez
  2. En El Jardin - Alejandro Fernandez Featuring Gloria Estefan
  3. A Pesar De Todos - Ana Gabriel
  4. Contigo (Estar Contigo) - Luis Miguel
  5. Marco Antonio Solis - La Venia Bendita
  6. Hasta Manana - Limite
  7. Nos Estorbo La Ropa - Vicente Fernandez
  8. Cristian - Si Tu Me Amaras
  9. Cristian - Lo Mejor De Mi
  10. Te Sigo Amando - Juan Gabriel


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

The Winner

By: David Baldacci

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn incredible new page-turner from thriller master David Baldacci...THE DREAMShe is twenty, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 ...

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Tryst

Battle Tryst

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 3D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Konami

Gex: Enter the Gecko

Platform: PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color

Genre: Platform

Publisher: EU BMG Interactive (PS); NA Midway Games; JP Bandai (PS); EU GT Interactive (N64); EU Ubisoft (PC); NA Crave Entertainment (GBC); EU Interplay (GBC)

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Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: GT Interactive Software Infogrames Atari Midway Games

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Assault (EU) Assault: Retribution (NA)

Assault (EU) Assault: Retribution (NA)

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action

Publisher: EU Telstar; NA Midway Games

Fighters Destiny

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Versus fighting

Publisher: Ocean of America, Inc. Ocean Software Ltd. Imagineer

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Home videos

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

The Spanish Prisoner

Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Video

Format: VHS and DVD release

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The Opposite of Sex

Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Video

Format: VHS release

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Summer Magic

Studio: VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics:

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The Devil's Advocate

Studio: Warner Home Video

Format: DVD release

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Studio: Universal

Format: VHS release

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