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Tuesday 17 November 1998

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kara Hayward and Leila Roker. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill. In UK Believe by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Enemy of the State, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching This Life. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DX-Ball 2 or GuitarFreaks.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Enemy of the State

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight

Country: United States

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A Bug's Life

Directed by: John Lasseter

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Country: United States

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The Faculty

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris

Country: United States

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The Waterboy

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler

Country: United States

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Meet Joe Black

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1998 ?

  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kara Hayward: American actress, best known for her role as Suzy Bishop in the 2012 feature film Moonrise Kingdom, which earned her a 2013 Young Artist Award nomination in Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress.
  • Leila Roker: American noted family, the daughter of Today weatherman Al Roker and newsgirl Deborah Roberts.
  • Sydney Smith: Vine Star.
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Sport Games on 17 November 1998

Division 2
Football (France)
  • Le Mans - Niort : 0 - 0
  • Troyes - Wasquehal : 3 - 0
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Division 3
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Rochdale - Scarborough : 0 - 1
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Newt Gingrich -- Nov. 16, 1998
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9665
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.458


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

The Poisonwood Bible

By: Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.

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A Walk In The Woods

By: Bill Bryson

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in

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Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day

By: Laura Cornell

Today I feel silly. Mom says it's the heat.I put rouge on the cat and gloves on my feet.I ate noodles for breakfast and pancakes at night.I

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By: A. Scott Berg

Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh—renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Goemon's Great Adventure

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Konami

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Mario Party

Genre: Party game

Publisher: Nintendo

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DX-Ball 2

Platform: Windows 9x, NT, 2K, XP, Vista and 7

Genre: Brick buster

Publisher: Longbow Digital Arts

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The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard

The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks


Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 2

Genre: Rhythm

Publisher: Konami, Konami Digital Entertainment

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