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Thursday 7 May 1998

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Natalie Ganzhorn and Jesse Puljujärvi. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. In UK It's Like That by Run-DMC vs Jason Nevins was in the top 5 hits. Deep Impact, directed by Mimi Leder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Consilience by Edward O. Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Micallef Program. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Billiard Academy Real Break or Unreal.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Deep Impact

Directed by: Mimi Leder

Starring: Robert Duvall, Ta Leoni, Elijah Wood

Country: United States

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Les Misérables

Directed by: Bille August

Starring: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman

Country: United States

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City of Angels

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher

Country: United States

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Wild Things

Directed by: John McNaughton

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell

Country: United States

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The Man in the Iron Mask

Directed by: Randall Wallace

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Micallef Program

Starring: Shaun Micallef, Wayne Hope, Roz Hammond, Francis Greenslade

Country: Australia

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Alpha Bravo Charlie

Starring: Wiqar Ahmed, Aarshid Kazmi, Faraz Khan, Malik Ata Muhammad Khan

Country: Pakistan

Surprise Gardener

Starring: Victoria Gordon

Country: United States

If I Ruled the World

Starring: Clive Anderson, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Joan Nederlof, Maureen Teeuwen, Marcel Musters, Finn Poncin

Country: Netherlands

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 May 1998 ?

  • USA - National Masturbation Day (Declared by Good_Vibrations_(sex_toy_business)) Now in its 11th year - [1][2][3][4][5]
  • Blessed Gisela (died 1060)
  • Saint Domitian of Huy, apostle of the Meuse valley
  • Bulgaria - Radio and Television Day (see above)
  • Russia - Radio Day (commemorating the work of Alexander Popov)
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  • Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.

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Sport Games on 7 May 1998

American Basketball
  • New York Knicks - Indiana Pacers : 77 - 85
  • San Antonio Spurs - Utah Jazz : 106 - 109
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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1998?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Viagra: The Potency Pill -- May 4, 1998
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9637
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.430


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


By: Edward O. Wilson

An enormous intellectual adventure. In this groundbreaking new book, the American biologist Edward O. Wilson, considered to be one of the world's greatest living scientists, argues for the fundamental unity of

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Message In A Bottle

By: Nicholas Sparks

Divorced and disillusioned about relationships, Theresa Osborne is jogging when she finds a bottle on the beach. Inside is a letter of love and longing to "Catherine," signed simply "Garrett."

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Amazing Grace

By: Kathleen Norris

Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away, Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith.

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Here on Earth

By: Alice Hoffman

A seductive and mesmerizing story of obsessive love from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic.After nineteen years in California, March Murray returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Billiard Academy Real Break

Billiard Academy Real Break

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Nakanihon

Black Dahlia

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Interactive movie, Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: Interplay

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Dominant Species

Platform: Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Red Storm Entertainment

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Big Mountain 2000

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: JP Imagineer; NA SouthPeak Interactive; PAL Imagineer and SouthPeak Interactive

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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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