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Tuesday 12 January 1999

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Have You Ever? by Brandy. In UK Heartbeat / Tragedy by Steps was in the top 5 hits. Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I-Witness. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Hunter or Crazy Taxi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Sopranos

Written by: David Chase

Starring: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Country: United States

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Grand Designs

Starring: Kevin McCloud

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mersey Blues

Starring: Andrew Lincoln

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mopatop's Shop

Starring: Nigel Plaskitt, William Todd-Jones, Victoria Willing, Mak Wilson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Escape to River Cottage

Starring: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Run Lola Run

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Starring: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup

Country: United States

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The Thin Red Line

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte

Country: United States

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You've Got Mail

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear

Country: United States

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The Prince of Egypt

Directed by: Brenda Chapman

Starring: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Shakespeare in Love

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1999 ?

Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1999?

  • Time: double helix w. caduceus re: article on future medicine. Illustration for TIME by Jerry Laro.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9672
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.466

Books

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

The Greatest Generation

By: Tom Brokaw

The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years.

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The Century

By: Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster

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 ...

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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger

These stories, written for teens just like you, will make you laugh and make you cry. Most importantly, they'll show you that you are not alone, and that lots of other kids are going through the same ups and downs ...

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A Man in Full

By: Tom Wolfe

The setting is Atlanta, Georgia — a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Hunter

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: JP Success; NA Agetec; EU Midas Interactive Entertainment

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Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M.

Platform: Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Game Boy Color

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: JP Acclaim Japan and Taito (PS)

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Bomberman Max

Platform: Game Boy Color

Genre: Action

Publisher: Hudson Soft Vatical Entertainment

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Crazy Taxi

Platform: Arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Cloud (OnLive), iOS, Android

Genre: Racing, Action

Publisher: Sega Acclaim (PlayStation 2, GameCube) Activision (Microsoft Windows)

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Crusaders of Might and Magic

Platform: Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: The 3DO Company

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