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Saturday 16 May 1998

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ariel Waller and IamSanna . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. In UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Kiki's Delivery Service, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while The Gifts Of The Jews by Thomas Cahill was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gunfighters of the West. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baroque or Genghis Khan: Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika IV.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Kiki's Delivery Service

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma

Country: United States

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo

Country: United States

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Deep Impact

Directed by: Mimi Leder

Starring: Robert Duvall, Ta Leoni, Elijah Wood

Country: United States

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Les Misérables

Directed by: Bille August

Starring: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Gunfighters of the West

Starring: Tony Disabatino, Kevin Wiggins

Country: United States

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The Micallef Program

Starring: Shaun Micallef, Wayne Hope, Roz Hammond, Francis Greenslade

Country: Australia

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Alpha Bravo Charlie

Starring: Wiqar Ahmed, Aarshid Kazmi, Faraz Khan, Malik Ata Muhammad Khan

Country: Pakistan

Surprise Gardener

Starring: Victoria Gordon

Country: United States

If I Ruled the World

Starring: Clive Anderson, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1998 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
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  • First Global Street Party, with events in Czech Republic, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, USA, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, England. Total of 30 Reclaim The Streets events are held in 20 countries, on sections of public roads, by hundreds or thousands of people.
  • 124th Preakness: Kent Desormeaux on Real Quiet wins in 1:54.8.

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Sport Games on 16 May 1998

American Basketball
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Utah Jazz : 77 - 112
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Serie A
Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Juventus : 1 - 1
  • Bologna - Lazio : 2 - 1
  • Fiorentina - Milan : 2 - 0
  • Inter - Empoli : 4 - 1
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Sp Gijon - La Coruna : 0 - 3
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La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Alaves - Toledo : 3 - 0
  • Ath Madrid B - Eibar : 2 - 0
  • Badajoz - Orense : 2 - 0
  • Elche - Xerez : 1 - 0
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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.432
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Where Are My Girls? -- May 11, 1998
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9638


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

The Gifts Of The Jews

By: Thomas Cahill

The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history,

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By: Isabel Allende

Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in Aphrodite to evoke the delights of food and sex.

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N Is for Noose

By: Sue Grafton

"SMART AND SASSY" (New York Times) P.I. Kinsey Millhone is at it again in yet another thrilling adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue GraftonTom Newquist has died.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: John Berendt

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Sega Saturn PlayStation PlayStation 2 PlayStation Network Wii

Genre: Role-playing video game, Roguelike

Publisher: JP Sting Entertainment; NA Atlus; EU Rising Star Games

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Blue's Clues: Blue's Birthday Adventure

Platform: Mac OS, Windows

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

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Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: JP Hearty Robin; NA Atlus; JP Hearty Robin (Grand Edition)


Platform: PlayStation Sega Saturn (unpublished)

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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Genghis Khan: Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika IV

Genghis Khan: Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika IV

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Koei

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