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Saturday 5 December 1998

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Conan Gray . In that special week of December people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. In UK Believe by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Shakespeare in Love, directed by John Madden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alles kan beter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Wars: Rebellion or Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate.
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 ?

Shakespeare in Love

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush

Country: United States

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Enemy of the State

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight

Country: United States

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A Bug's Life

Directed by: John Lasseter

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Country: United States

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The Faculty

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris

Country: United States

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The Waterboy

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

This Life

Written by: Amy Jenkins

Starring: Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri, Andrew Lincoln, Daniela Nardini

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Life of Birds

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Phenomenon: The Lost Archives

Starring: Dean Stockwell, Bill Rogers

Country: United States

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Starring: Brett Cullen, Jeremy Garrett, Ron Melendez, Sarah Freeman

Country: United States

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Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Written by: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson

Starring: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 December 1998 ?

  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Al Gore: American politician, an attractive member for the Democratic Party with a famous political name, a solid family life, and strong religious conviction.

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Sport Games on 5 December 1998

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Fiorentina - Bologna : 1 - 0
  • Roma - Perugia : 5 - 1
  • Sampdoria - Parma : 0 - 2
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Charleroi - Lommel : 1 - 1
  • Gent - Lokeren : 2 - 1
  • Mouscron - Germinal : 2 - 2
  • Oostende - Aalst : 4 - 1
See all Football game results of 5 December 1998
Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Ein Frankfurt - Schalke 04 : 1 - 2
  • Leverkusen - Wolfsburg : 3 - 0
  • Stuttgart - Hamburg : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of 5 December 1998
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Ath Madrid - Ath Bilbao : 0 - 0
  • Espanol - Real Madrid : 0 - 0
  • La Coruna - Barcelona : 2 - 1
  • Mallorca - Betis : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 5 December 1998

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

Memoirs of a Geisha

By: Arthur Golden

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

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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 MacGregors: Serena and Caine

By: Nora Roberts

Two fan-favorite stories about romance thriving when we least expect it… Playing the Odds Serena MacGregor is looking for a little independence and some much-needed adventure, and Justin Blade is definitely not what she had in mind.

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The Poisonwood Bible

By: Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bust a Groove

Platform: PlayStation, Arcade PlayStation 3

Genre: Music/Fighting game

Publisher: JP Enix; NA 989 Studios; EU SCEE; JP Atlus/Namco[1] (Arcade)

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Star Wars: Rebellion

Platform: PC

Genre: Real-time strategy, 4X

Publisher: LucasArts

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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64

Genre: Action, shooter

Publisher: Nintendo 64 NA LucasArts EU Nintendo Windows LucasArts; NA LucasArts; EU Nintendo

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Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations GOG Ltd

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Godzilla Trading Battle

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toho

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