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Monday 16 August 1999

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1999). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera. In UK Better Off Alone by DJ Jurgen Presents Alice Deejay was in the top 5 hits. The Ninth Gate, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Twice in a Lifetime. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beatmania IIDX Substream or Dr. Brain: Action Reaction.
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What the sky looked like on 16 August 1999

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

The Ninth Gate

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner

Country: United States

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In Too Deep

Directed by: Michael Rymer

Starring: Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Nia Long, Stanley Tucci

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The Muse

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Starring: Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges

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The Astronaut's Wife

Directed by: Rand Ravich

Starring: Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall

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The Omega Code

Directed by: Robert Marcarelli

Starring: Casper Van Dien, Michael York, Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Ironside

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TV Series

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

Twice in a Lifetime

Directed by: Bud Yorkin

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Hidden Love

Directed by: Alessandro Capone

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Directed by: S.J. Clarkson

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Directed by: Rikki Beadle Blair

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Life Support

Directed by: Nelson George

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1999 ?

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Famous Deaths:
  • Pee Wee King: American country musician and songwriter (Born 1914).

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Sport Games on 16 August 1999

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Karlsruhe - Bochum : 1 - 3
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Aston Villa - West Ham : 2 - 2
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1999 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1999 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle
  2. Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child
  3. K-Ci & JoJo - Tell Me It's Real
  4. LFO - Summer Girls
  5. Smash Mouth - All Star
  6. I Want It That Way - The Backstreet Boys
  7. Where My Girls At? - 702
  8. Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love
  9. Pearl Jam - Last Kiss
  10. Naughty By Nature - Jamboree
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child
  2. K-Ci & JoJo - Tell Me It's Real
  3. Maxwell - Fortunate
  4. Spend My Life With You - Eric Benet Featuring Tamia
  5. Ginuwine - So Anxious
  6. Tracie Spencer - It's All About You (Not About Me)
  7. Case - Happily Ever After
  8. Jamboree - Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane
  9. Where My Girls At? - 702
  10. What Ya Want - EVE & Nokio
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Loco - Alejandro Fernandez
  2. De Hoy En Adelante - Millie
  3. No Me Ames - Jennifer Lopez With Marc Anthony
  4. Dejate Querer - Gilberto Santa Rosa
  5. El Peor De Mis Fracasos - Marco Antonio Solis
  6. Conjunto Primavera - Necesito Decirte
  7. Enrique Iglesias - Bailamos
  8. Sol, Arena Y Mar - Luis Miguel
  9. Bella [She's All I Ever Had] - Ricky Martin
  10. Se Me Olvido Otra Vez - Mana
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Better Off Alone - DJ Jurgen Presents Alice Deejay
  2. Ronan Keating - When You Say Nothing At All
  3. Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca
  4. Westlife - If I Let You Go
  5. If Ya Gettin' Down - Five


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

Point of Origin

By: Patricia Cornwell

The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find them in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Patricia Cornwell.“Sears

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Bill And Hillary

By: Christopher Andersen

They are, by any definition, one of history's most remarkable couples: he the irrepressible country-boy populist oozing ambition and Southern charm, she the brilliant lawyer with a taste for power and,

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The Hungry Ocean

By: Linda Greenlaw

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK! Known to millions of readers of The Perfect Storm as the captain of the Hannah Boden, sister ship to the Andrea Gail, Linda

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By: Bob Woodward

A New York Times Notable Book of the YearTwenty-five years ago, after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, Gerald Ford promised a return to normalcy. “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over,” President Ford declared.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Descent 3

Descent 3

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Genre: First-person shooter, shoot 'em up

Publisher: Interplay Productions

Dr. Brain: Action Reaction

Dr. Brain: Action Reaction

Platform: Windows

Genre: Educational, Puzzle

Publisher: Knowledge Adventure

Beatmania IIDX Substream

Beatmania IIDX Substream

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo

Disciples: Sacred Lands

Disciples: Sacred Lands

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: GT Interactive Software

Doshin the Giant

Doshin the Giant

Platform: Nintendo 64DD, GameCube

Genre: God game

Publisher: Nintendo

Home videos

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

Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving

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Universal Soldier: The Return

Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Dance with Me

Studio: Columbia/Tristar

Format: VHS release

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Playing by Heart

Studio: Miramax

Format: VHS and DVD release

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