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Sunday 17 May 1998

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chloe Alison and Ashley Wilson. 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 Long Road Home by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gunfighters of the West. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Devil Dice or Amazon Trail 3rd Edition.
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 17 May 1998 ?

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Sport Games on 17 May 1998

American Basketball
  • Indiana Pacers - Chicago Bulls : 79 - 85
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • F Koln - Freiburg : 0 - 2
  • Greuther Furth - Uerdingen : 3 - 1
  • Gutersloh - Stuttgarter K : 1 - 1
  • Unterhaching - Meppen : 1 - 0
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Ethniki Katigoria
Football (Greece)
  • AEK - Xanthi : 2 - 0
  • Athinaikos - PAOK : 0 - 5
  • Ethnikos Piraeus - Proodeytiki : 1 - 0
  • Heracles - Apollon : 4 - 2
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Serie B
Football (Italy)
  • Ancona - Chievo : 3 - 2
  • Cagliari - Lucchese : 3 - 1
  • F. Andria - Padova : 2 - 0
  • Foggia - Perugia : 1 - 1
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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 Long Road Home

By: Danielle Steel

Bestselling novelist Danielle Steel takes us on a harrowing journey into the heart of America's hidden shame in a novel that explores the power of forgiveness, the dark side of childhood, and one woman's unbreakable spirit.From

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Angela's Ashes

By: Frank McCourt

A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

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The Man Who Listens To Horses

By: Monty Roberts

Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer–an American original whose gentle Join-Up® training method reveals the depth of communication possible between man and animal.

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The Millionaire Next Door

By: Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ankh: The Tales of Mystery

Ankh: The Tales of Mystery

Platform: Acorn RISC

Genre: Third-person adventure

Publisher: Acorn Computer Enterprises, Koala Soft, R-Comp Interactive

Bomberman Wars

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: strategy

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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Devil Dice

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: JP SCEI; NA THQ

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Amazon Trail 3rd Edition

Platform: PC

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: The Learning Company

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Battle Tryst

Battle Tryst

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 3D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Konami

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