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Wednesday May 12, 1999

US date format: 5/12/1999, UK date format: 12/5/1999

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1999). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sabrina Carpenter and Summer McKeen. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. The Straight Story, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while White Oleander by Janet Fitch was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Unzipped. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cutthroats: Terror on the High Seas or Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden.
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What the sky looked like on 12 May 1999

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

The Straight Story

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

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Directed by: Kevin Smith

Starring: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort

Country: United States

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The Virgin Suicides

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

Country: United States

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Felicia's Journey

Directed by: Atom Egoyan

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Arsinée Khanjian, Elaine Cassidy, Sheila Reid

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The Love Letter

Directed by: Peter Ho-Sun Chan

Starring: Kate Capshaw, Tom Everett Scott, Tom Selleck, Blythe Danner

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TV Series

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


Directed by: Lionsgate

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Written by: David X. Cohen, Matt Groening

Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Country: United States

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Directed by: Not specifed

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Pet Shop of Horrors

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Directed by: Beatriz Sheridan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1999 ?

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
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Sport Games on 12 May 1999

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Detroit Pistons : 63 - 79
  • Miami Heat - New York Knicks : 73 - 97
  • Portland Trail Blazers - Phoenix Suns : 103 - 93
  • Utah Jazz - Sacramento Kings : 81 - 84
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Hannover - Uerdingen : 3 - 1
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Blackburn - Man United : 0 - 0
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Ethniki Katigoria
Football (Greece)
  • Eleysina - Aris : 0 - 1
  • Ethnikos Piraeus - Olympiakos : 0 - 3
  • Iraklis - Xanthi : 2 - 2
  • Kavala - Apollon : 0 - 1
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 12, 1999 - Geocentric view

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

White Oleander

By: Janet Fitch

Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes-each its own ...

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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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Tara Road

By: Maeve Binchy

A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month ClubNew York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels.

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Black Hawk Down

By: Mark Bowden

Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden’s brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Creatures 3

Creatures 3

Platform: Linux, Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Artificial Life

Publisher: Mindscape, Linux Game Publishing (Linux version)

The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home

The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home

Platform: Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Racing

Publisher: SouthPeak Games (US) Ubisoft (EU)

Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden

Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden

Platform: Game Boy Color

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Media Factory

Cutthroats: Terror on the High Seas

Cutthroats: Terror on the High Seas

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Eidos Interactive



Platform: PlayStation

Publisher: 989 Sports

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets
  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $47.94
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $63.31
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $149.30
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $80.81

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?


Studio: Universal

Format: VHS release

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The Wind in the Willows

Studio: Disney

Format: VHS release

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Studio: Paramount

Format: DVD release

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Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

Studio: direct-to-video VHS and DVD release

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The North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

Format: VHS release

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