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Saturday 17 January 1998

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gilad Shaar . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden. In UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Spice World, directed by Bob Spiers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Seija no koushin. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Daytona USA 2 or Blaze and Blade: Eternal Quest.
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 ?

Spice World

Directed by: Bob Spiers

Starring: Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm

Country: United States

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Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland

Country: United States

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Half Baked

Directed by: Tamra Davis

Starring: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Daz, Jim Breuer

Country: United States

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Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

Starring: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Earth Story

Starring: Aubrey Manning

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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City Confidential

Starring: Paul Winfield, Keith David

Country: United States

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Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Starring: Louis Theroux

Country: United States

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I'm Alan Partridge

Starring: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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South Park

Written by: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Brian Graden

Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1998 ?

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gilad Shaar: An Israeli 16 years old teenager who was kidnapped and murdered together with 2 other teenagers on 12 June 2014 at 22.
See other famous people born on 17 January
Famous Deaths:
  • President Clinton faces sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones
  • Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report.

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Sport Games on 17 January 1998

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - New Jersey Nets : 81 - 97
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Seattle SuperSonics : 91 - 99
  • Golden State Warriors - Philadelphia 76ers : 84 - 112
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Washington Wizards : 99 - 108
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Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Aalst - Beveren : 3 - 0
  • Anderlecht - Antwerp : 2 - 2
  • Charleroi - Genk : 1 - 2
  • Lokeren - Lierse : 4 - 2
See all Football game results of 17 January 1998
La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Celta - Espanol : 1 - 0
  • Oviedo - Zaragoza : 3 - 0
  • Valladolid - Ath Madrid : 2 - 1
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La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Ath Madrid B - Lleida : 3 - 1
  • Hercules - Villarreal : 2 - 1
  • Numancia - Vallecano : 0 - 1
  • Osasuna - Toledo : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of 17 January 1998

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.414
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11156
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jerry Seinfeld -- Jan. 12, 1998


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

Into Thin Air

By: Jon Krakauer

National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

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Cold Mountain

By: Charles Frazier

In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to ...

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The Christmas Box

By: Richard Paul Evans

A special anniversary edition of the unforgettable Christmas classic that has touched the hearts of millions of readers: “the most popular holiday tale since Tiny Tim” (Newsweek).Since

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A Certain Justice

By: P. D. James

New York Times BestsellerWhen distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge defends a young man for the brutal murder of his mother, she views the case as simply another opportunity to demonstrate

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Daytona USA 2

Daytona USA 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Sega

Extreme Paintbrawl

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Head Games

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Armed Police Batrider

Armed Police Batrider

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up / Manic shooter

Publisher: Eighting

Blaze and Blade: Eternal Quest

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: THQ (Windows) Funsoft (PlayStation)

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Test Drive Off-Road 2

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: NA Accolade; EU Electronic Arts; JP Capcom

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