Tuesday August 17, 1999

US date format: 8/17/1999, UK date format: 17/8/1999

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 1999). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. 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 The Hungry Ocean by Linda Greenlaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Twice in a Lifetime. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armored Core: Master of Arena or Darkness Falls: The Crusade.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 17, 1999?


Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • 1999 İzmit earthquake: A 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmit and levels much of northwestern Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000. This is the first of a long series of unrelated but frequent earthquakes throughout the world during the years 1999 and 2000.

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Ninth Gate

The Ninth Gate

Directed by: Roman Polanski

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

Country: United States of America

In Too Deep

In Too Deep

Directed by: Michael Rymer

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

The Muse

The Muse

Directed by: Albert Brooks

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

The Astronaut's Wife

The Astronaut's Wife

Directed by: Rand Ravich

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

The Omega Code

The Omega Code

Directed by: Robert Marcarelli

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

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 17, 1999?
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Sport Games on August 17, 1999

Sport Games on August 17, 1999


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Football (France)
  • Amiens - Nice : 4 - 1
  • Caen - Le Mans : 1 - 1
  • Cannes - Niort : 2 - 1
  • Gueugnon - Louhans-Cuis. : 0 - 1
  • Guingamp - Nimes : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of August 17, 1999

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Twice in a Lifetime

Twice in a Lifetime

Directed by: Bud Yorkin

Hidden Love

Hidden Love

Directed by: Alessandro Capone

Toast

Toast

Directed by: S.J. Clarkson

Metrosexuality

Metrosexuality

Directed by: Rikki Beadle Blair

Life Support

Life Support

Directed by: Nelson George

Days to next August 17

If August 17, 1999 is your birthday you're 21 years, 1 month, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1999?

Books

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The Hungry Ocean by Linda Greenlaw

The Hungry Ocean

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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

Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell

Point of Origin

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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

The Lexus And The Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman

The Lexus And The Olive Tree

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In The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Friedman offers an engrossing look at the new international system that is transforming world affairs today. Globalization has replaced the Cold War system with the integration of capital, technology, and information across national …

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry Potter's adventures at Hogwarts, in a stunning, gift-ready format. The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School …

All The Queen'S Men by Linda Howard

All The Queen'S Men

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Linda Howard seamlessly melds thrilling sensuality with heart-pounding dramatic tension -- and brings back the elusive hero of her smash hit novel Kill and Tell -- in this powerful New York

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Armored Core: Master of Arena

Armored Core: Master of Arena

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Action, third-person shooter

Publisher: JP FromSoftware; NA Agetec

Barbie: Race & Ride

Barbie: Race & Ride

Platform: PlayStation

Publisher: Barbie Software for Girls

Darkness Falls: The Crusade

Darkness Falls: The Crusade

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: GameStorm, AOL, Centropolis Entertainment

Dungeons & Dragons Collection

Dungeons & Dragons Collection

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: Beat 'em up/role-playing video game

Publisher: Capcom

Star Wars Trilogy Arcade

Star Wars Trilogy Arcade

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Sega

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $81.62
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $60.31
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $85.44
  • General Electric GE: opens at $110.87
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $128.50

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