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Tuesday 17 August 1999

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. 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. Perfect Blue, directed by Satoshi Kon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mayfair Set. If you liked videogames you were probably playing BoomBots or The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Sixth Sense

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette

Country: United States

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The Iron Giant

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston

Country: United States

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The Thomas Crown Affair

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary

Country: United States

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Deep Blue Sea

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Starring: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson

Country: United States

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The Haunting

Directed by: Jan de Bont

Starring: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Mayfair Set

Starring: James Goldsmith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Good Eats

Written by: Alton Brown

Starring: Alton Brown

Country: United States

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Starring: Steve Blum, Tom Fahn, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Wataru Takagi

Country: Japan


Starring: Aleks Krotoski, Emily Newton-Dunn, Emily Booth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Fabio Alberti, Diego Capusotto

Country: Argentina

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1999 ?

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

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Sport Games on 17 August 1999

Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Nice : 4 - 1
  • Caen - Le Mans : 1 - 1
  • Cannes - Niort : 2 - 1
  • Gueugnon - Louhans-Cuis. : 0 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1999?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Blair Witch Project -- Aug. 16, 1999
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9703
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.498


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

Carnal Innocence

By: Nora Roberts

In the small town of Innocence, Mississippi, days are long, nights are fragrant, and secrets are hard to keep. But when a brutal killer starts claiming the lives of the town's

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The Art Of Happiness

By: the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler

From the authors who brought you the million-copy bestseller The Art of Happiness comes an exploration of job, career, and finding the ultimate happiness at work.It

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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone

By: J. K. Rowling

The beloved first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay. For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions.

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Black Notice

By: Patricia Cornwell

The decomposed remains of a stowaway lead Dr. Kay Scarpetta on an international search to Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France—and on a mission that will pull her in two opposite directions: toward protecting her career or toward the truth.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: SouthPeak Games

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Digimon Adventure: Anode/Cathode Tamer

Digimon Adventure: Anode/Cathode Tamer

Platform: WonderSwan, WonderSwan Color

Genre: Tactical role-playing

Publisher: Bandai

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

Platform: Game Boy Color

Genre: Platformer

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Carom 3D

Platform: Windows

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Neoact

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Chrono Cross

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square

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