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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 A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching I-Witness. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bass Hunter 64 or Dragon Valor.
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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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TV Series

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

The Sopranos

Written by: David Chase

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

Country: United States

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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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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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Red Files

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1999 ?

  • 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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Sport Games on 12 January 1999

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  • Hamilton - Clydebank : 0 - 1
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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


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

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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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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Message in a Bottle

By: Nicholas Sparks

Now with a new look celebrating 20 years of Nicholas Sparks!Divorced and disillusioned about relationships, Theresa Osborne is jogging when she finds a bottle on the beach.

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Seize The Night

By: Dean Koontz

There are no rules in the dark, no place to feel safe, no escape from the shadows. But to save the day, you must...Seize

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bass Hunter 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports simulation, Fishing

Publisher: Take-Two Interactive

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Disciples: Sacred Lands

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: GT Interactive Software

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The F.A. Premier League Stars

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Dive Alert: Becky's Version

Platform: Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP SNK Corporation; NA SNK of America

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Dragon Valor

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: Namco

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