Thursday September 09, 1999

US date format: 9/9/1999, UK date format: 9/9/1999

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 9, 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 Inka Williams and Alex B. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Bailamos by Enrique Iglesias. In UK Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit Of...) by Lou Bega was in the top 5 hits. The Hurricane, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone by J. K. Rowling was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Let Them Eat Cake. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dive Alert: Matt's Version or Fighting Steel.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • North Korea - Republic Day (1948)
  • Eastern Orthodoxy - Synaxis of the Theopatores Joachim and Anna
  • California - Admission Day (to commemorate the state's admission to the USA)
  • Japan - Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)
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Events

  • Sega releases the Dreamcast video game system in the USA. Price is US$199. In the first 24 hours, Sega sells US$97 million worth of hardware and software, setting an entertainment industry record for highest-grossing day.
  • Sega Dreamcast was released in North America as well as Sonic Adventure.
  • Sega publicly distributed their final video game system in North America which was the Dreamcast with 19 launch titles, breaking video game and entertainment sales records in the first 24 sale hours.
  • The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony airs from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

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Movies

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The Hurricane

The Hurricane

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber

Sunshine

Sunshine

Directed by: István Szabó

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle

For Love of the Game

For Love of the Game

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, Jena Malone

Jakob the Liar

Jakob the Liar

Directed by: Peter Kassovitz

Starring: Robin Williams, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint

Anywhere But Here

Anywhere But Here

Directed by: Wayne Wang

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Hart Bochner, Eileen Ryan

TV Series

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Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

Directed by: Alexis Krasilovsky

Get Real

Get Real

Directed by: Simon Shore

Twice in a Lifetime

Twice in a Lifetime

Directed by: Bud Yorkin

Hidden Love

Hidden Love

Directed by: Alessandro Capone

Toast

Toast

Directed by: S.J. Clarkson

Days to next September 09

If September 09, 1999 is your birthday you're 20 years, 10 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing by Melissa Bank

The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing

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Hailed by critics as the debut of a major literary voice, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing has captivated readers and dominated bestseller lists.

Worst Fears Realized by Stuart Woods

Worst Fears Realized

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Not a man to dwell on the past, Stone Barrington has no choice but to rattle old skeletons when the people closest to him start dying, and he has little to

All The Queen'S Men by Linda Howard

All The Queen'S Men

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Linda Howard seamlessly melds thrilling sensuality with heart-pounding dramatic tension -- and brings back the elusive hero of her smash hit novel Kill and Tell -- in this powerful New York

The Edge by Catherine Coulter

The Edge

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An FBI agent's sister disappears after an attempted suicide. When Savich and Sherlock join the search, they discover a startling connection to a puzzling murder-and put their lives on the line

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces

Platform: Game Boy Color, 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

Dive Alert: Becky's Version

Dive Alert: Becky's Version

Platform: Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP SNK Corporation; NA SNK of America

Armored Fist 3

Armored Fist 3

Platform: PC

Genre: simulation game

Publisher: NovaLogic

Dive Alert: Matt's Version

Dive Alert: Matt's Version

Platform: Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP SNK Corporation; NA SNK of America

Fighting Steel

Fighting Steel

Platform: Windows

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $81.56
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $75.50
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $92.44
  • General Electric GE: opens at $120.87
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $132.50

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