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Thursday 17 December 1998

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Martin Odegaard and James Pickering. In that special week of December people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. In UK Believe by Cher was in the top 5 hits. The Thin Red Line, directed by Terrence Malick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alles kan beter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Godzilla Generations or Carnivores.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Thin Red Line

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte

Country: United States

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You've Got Mail

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear

Country: United States

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The Prince of Egypt

Directed by: Brenda Chapman

Starring: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Shakespeare in Love

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush

Country: United States

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Enemy of the State

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

This Life

Written by: Amy Jenkins

Starring: Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri, Andrew Lincoln, Daniela Nardini

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Life of Birds

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Phenomenon: The Lost Archives

Starring: Dean Stockwell, Bill Rogers

Country: United States

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

Country: United States

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Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Written by: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson

Starring: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall

Country: United States

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Moses -- Dec. 14, 1998
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9669
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.462


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

Rainbow Six

By: Tom Clancy

In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller, author Tom Clancy takes readers into the shadowy world of anti-terrorism and gets closer to reality than any government would care to admit...

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The Vampire Armand

By: Anne Rice

Excellent Condition. First Edition.

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The Greatest Generation

By: Tom Brokaw

The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years.

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When the Wind Blows

By: James Patterson

Frannie O'Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Nintendo 64, Xbox 360

Genre: Platforming, action-adventure

Publisher: Nintendo Microsoft Game Studios (X360)

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Godzilla Generations

Platform: Dreamcast

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

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3D Maze Man

Platform: PC (Windows 95/98)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: eGames, Inc.

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Buck Bumble

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Ubisoft

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Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sport (hunting) First-person shooter

Publisher: WizardWorks Software

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