Wednesday December 08, 1999

US date format: 12/8/1999, UK date format: 8/12/1999

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 8, 1999). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Aliyah Kolf . 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. The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by Anthony Minghella, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Plainsong by Kent Haruf was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Anna and the King. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doshin the Giant or Digimon World.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
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Movies

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

Country: United States of America

Walking Across Egypt

Walking Across Egypt

Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman

Starring: Forrest, Ellen Burstyn, Judge Reinhold, Mark Hamill

Gohatto

Gohatto

Directed by: Nagisa Ôshima

Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda, Tadanobu Asano

Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, James Woods

Country: United States of America

Bicentennial Man

Bicentennial Man

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

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Music charts

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Sport Games on December 08, 1999

Sport Games on December 08, 1999


NBA

American Basketball
  • Chicago Bulls - Cleveland Cavaliers : 93 - 107
  • Dallas Mavericks - Utah Jazz : 79 - 85
  • Denver Nuggets - Boston Celtics : 90 - 115
  • Golden State Warriors - Charlotte Hornets : 106 - 113
  • Houston Rockets - Philadelphia 76ers : 73 - 83
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Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Beveren - Westerlo : 4 - 0
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La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Alaves - Santander : 2 - 1
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Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Cowdenbeath - Dumbarton : 0 - 2
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TV Series

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Anna and the King

Anna and the King

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Casting Couch

Casting Couch

Directed by: Christopher Clam

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

Walking with Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs

Starring: Kenneth Branagh

Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Plainsong by Kent Haruf

Plainsong

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"Ambitious, but never seeming so, Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry Potter's adventures at Hogwarts, in a stunning, gift-ready format. The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School …

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone

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The beloved first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay. For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions.

The Century by Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster

The Century

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What was it like to watch the Wright Brothers soar into the sky? To hear the first crackling voice aired on the radio? To cower in the ghastly trenches of Europe during World War I? To lose everything in the …

A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

A Walk To Remember

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There was a time when the world was sweeter....when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats.... Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Disney's Story Studio: Mulan

Disney's Story Studio: Mulan

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: NA NewKidCo

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: LucasArts

Nicktoons Racing

Nicktoons Racing

Platform: Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Hasbro Interactive Chicago Gaming (Arcade)

Doshin the Giant

Doshin the Giant

Platform: Nintendo 64DD, GameCube

Genre: God game

Publisher: Nintendo

Digimon World

Digimon World

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Role-playing, digital pet

Publisher: Bandai

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Financial News

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Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $83.63
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $116.25
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $93.12
  • General Electric GE: opens at $138.50
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $116.25

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