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Monday 12 October 1998

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Darby Walker . In that special week of October people in US were listening to One Week by Barenaked Ladies. In UK Rollercoaster by B*Witched was in the top 5 hits. Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while The Reef by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Phenomenon: The Lost Archives. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dark Side of the Moon: A Sci-Fi Adventure or Bomberman World.
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Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston

Country: United States

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Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams

Country: United States

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Directed by: Eric Darnell

Starring: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Gary Ross

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen

Country: United States

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A Night at the Roxbury

Directed by: John Fortenberry

Starring: Chris Kattan, Will Ferrell, Raquel Gardner

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Phenomenon: The Lost Archives

Starring: Dean Stockwell, Bill Rogers

Country: United States

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Seikimatsu no uta

Starring: Hidekazu Nagae, Kyôko Tôyama

Country: Japan


Starring: Brett Cullen, Jeremy Garrett, Ron Melendez, Sarah Freeman

Country: United States

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Vengeance Unlimited

Written by: John McNamara, David Simkins

Starring: Kathleen York, Michael Madsen

Country: United States

Alpha Centauri

Starring: Harald Lesch

Country: Germany

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1998 ?

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Matthew Shepard: American white male, a 21-year-old University of Wyoming student, the victim of the lowest level of brutal bigotry.
  • Mario Beaulieu: Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1998).
  • The Congress of the United States passes the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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Sport Games on 12 October 1998

American Football
  • Miami Dolphins - Jacksonville Jaguars : 21 - 28
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Football (United Kingdom)
  • Man City - Preston : 0 - 1
  • Stoke - Chesterfield : 0 - 0
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1998?

  • Time: masked surgeons at a Los Angles hospital re rising medical costs.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9660
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.453


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

The Reef

By: Nora Roberts

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes an exciting tale that takes readers to the depths of the Caribbean…and the heights of passion and suspense.

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What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day ...

By: Pearl Cleage

After a decade of elegant pleasures and luxe living with the Atlanta brothers and sisters with the best clothes and biggest dreams, Ava Johnson has temporarily returned home to Idlewild—her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits by cold ...

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Tuesdays With Morrie

By: Mitch Albom

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to ...

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Message In A Bottle

By: Nicholas Sparks

Divorced and disillusioned about relationships, Theresa Osborne is jogging when she finds a bottle on the beach. Inside is a letter of love and longing to "Catherine," signed simply "Garrett."

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Akuji the Heartless

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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Bio F.R.E.A.K.S.

Bio F.R.E.A.K.S.

Platform: Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Midway Games

Dark Side of the Moon: A Sci-Fi Adventure

Platform: Windows 95/98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive

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Bomberman World

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA Atlus; PAL Sony

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ESP Ra.De.

ESP Ra.De.

Platform: Arcade, i-mode, EzWeb, Yahoo Mobile

Genre: Manic shooter

Publisher: Atlus

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