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Saturday 17 October 1998

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to One Week by Barenaked Ladies. In UK Rollercoaster by B*Witched was in the top 5 hits. Orgazmo, directed by Trey Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Field Of Thirteen by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Life of Birds. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Extreme-G 2 or Bust a Groove.
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 ?

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini

Country: United States

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Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston

Country: United States

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Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams

Country: United States

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Directed by: Eric Darnell

Starring: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Gary Ross

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Gunfighters of the West

Starring: Tony Disabatino, Kevin Wiggins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1998 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Famous Deaths:
  • (to October 18) Severe flooding takes place in south Central Texas.
  • At Jesse, in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, a petroleum pipeline explodes killing about 1200 villagers, some of whom are scavenging gasoline.
  • A pipeline explosion in Jesse, Nigeria results in 1,082 deaths.

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Sport Games on 17 October 1998

Serie A
Italian Football
  • Empoli - Bologna : 0 - 0
  • Parma - Salernitana : 2 - 0
  • Roma - Fiorentina : 2 - 1
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Ein Frankfurt - Leverkusen : 2 - 3
  • Hamburg - Duisburg : 4 - 1
  • M'gladbach - Nurnberg : 0 - 2
  • Schalke 04 - Bayern Munich : 1 - 3
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Ath Bilbao - Valencia : 2 - 0
  • Ath Madrid - Tenerife : 2 - 0
  • Barcelona - Salamanca : 1 - 1
  • Betis - Celta : 0 - 3
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La Liga Segunda Division
Football (Spain)
  • Barcelona B - Sevilla : 2 - 2
  • Las Palmas - Vallecano : 3 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1998?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.454
  • Time: masked surgeons at a Los Angles hospital re rising medical costs.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9660


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

Field Of Thirteen

By: Dick Francis

A superbly crafted collection of thirteen tightly plotted tales that treats readers to murder, mystery, and mayhem in the world of horseracing.

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Tuesdays With Morrie

By: Mitch Albom

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to ...

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A Pirate Looks At Fifty

By: Jimmy Buffett

For the millions of fans of Jimmy Buffett's music as well as his bestselling books, Tales From Margaritaville and Where Is Joe Merchant?,

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Pure Drivel

By: Steve Martin

Steve Martin's talent has always defied definition: a seasoned actor, a razor-sharp screenwriter, an acclaimed playwright, and, of course, the ingenious comedian who turned King Tut into a national craze.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Eroge, visual novel

Publisher: NA Himeya Soft; EU Otaku Publishing

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Extreme-G 2

Platform: Nintendo 64, PC

Genre: Futuristic racing game

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

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Another Mind

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Square

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Platform: Sega Saturn PlayStation PlayStation 2 PlayStation Network Wii

Genre: Role-playing video game, Roguelike

Publisher: JP Sting Entertainment; NA Atlus; EU Rising Star Games

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Bust a Groove

Platform: PlayStation, Arcade PlayStation 3

Genre: Music/Fighting game

Publisher: JP Enix; NA 989 Studios; EU SCEE; JP Atlus/Namco[1] (Arcade)

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