Thursday November 18, 1999

US date format: 11/18/1999, UK date format: 18/11/1999

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 18, 1999). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. In UK Keep On Movin' by Five was in the top 5 hits. Flawless, directed by Joel Schumacher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while The New New Thing by Michael Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Casting Couch. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aqua Rush or Antz.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
  • Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
  • Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
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Events

  • In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when the 59-foot-tall (18 m) Aggie Bonfire, under construction for the annual football game against the University of Texas, collapses at 2:42am.
  • The Aggie Bonfire collapses in College Station, TX, killing 12.
  • In College Station, Texas, 12 people are killed and 27 injured when Texas A&M University's Aggie Bonfire collapses during construction of the Bonfire.
  • Near Tshikapa, Democratic Republic of Congo, a Convair CV-580 operated by Compagnie Aérienne Africaine crashes on a forced landing due to no. 2 engine problems. There are no fatalities.
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Famous Deaths

  • : American musician (Sir Douglas Quintet,...

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Flawless

Flawless

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer

Khoobsurat

Khoobsurat

Directed by: Sanjay Chhel

Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Urmila Matondkar, Om Puri, Farida Jalal

Kiss Toledo Goodbye

Kiss Toledo Goodbye

Directed by: Lyndon Chubbuck

Starring: Michael Rapaport, Christopher Walken, Robert Forster, Christine Taylor

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

Country: United States of America

End of Days

End of Days

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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Sport Games on November 18, 1999

Sport Games on November 18, 1999


NBA

American Basketball
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Denver Nuggets : 82 - 93
  • Sacramento Kings - Houston Rockets : 128 - 110
  • San Antonio Spurs - Milwaukee Bucks : 88 - 99
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Vancouver Grizzlies : 110 - 108
  • Toronto Raptors - Washington Wizards : 81 - 92
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TV Series

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Casting Couch

Casting Couch

Directed by: Christopher Clam

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

Walking with Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs

Starring: Kenneth Branagh

Superstar

Superstar

Directed by: Bruce McCulloch

The West Wing

The West Wing

Written by:

Starring: Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in November 1999?

Books

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The New New Thing by Michael Lewis

The New New Thing

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New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”―Time

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry Potter's adventures at Hogwarts, in a stunning, gift-ready format. The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School …

Blue At The Mizzen by Patrick O'Brian

Blue At The Mizzen

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"The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."―Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999) Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with

Galileo'S Daughter by Dava Sobel

Galileo'S Daughter

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Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of his daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has crafted a biography that dramatically recolors the

Personal Injuries by Scott Turow

Personal Injuries

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To Robbie Feaver the law is all about making a play-to a client, a jury, or a judge. But when the flashy, womanizing, multimillion-dollar personal injury lawyer is caught offering bribes,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

ChuChu Rocket!

ChuChu Rocket!

Platform: Game Boy Advance, iOS, Android

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Sega

Age of Wonders

Age of Wonders

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Gathering of Developers

Aqua Rush

Aqua Rush

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Namco

Antz

Antz

Platform: Game Boy Color

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Infogrames

Chrono Cross

Chrono Cross

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $81.00
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $91.06
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $84.94
  • General Electric GE: opens at $140.00
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $94.00

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