Wednesday May 19, 1999

US date format: 5/19/1999, UK date format: 19/5/1999

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 19, 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. Famous people born on this day include Colton Burpo . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. In UK Swear It Again by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. Biwi No. 1, directed by David Dhawan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone by J. K. Rowling was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Unzipped. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Extreme Paintbrawl 2 or The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
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Events

  • ''Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'' is released in theaters. It becomes the highest grossing ''Star Wars'' film.
  • The Indian Air Force launches an attack on intruding Pakistan Army troops and mujahideen militants in Kashmir.
  • The first Welsh Assembly in over 600 years opens in Cardiff.
  • The 1999 UEFA Champions League Final takes place at the Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona in which the English side Manchester United defeat German side Bayern Munich 2-1.
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Movies

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Biwi No. 1

Biwi No. 1

Directed by: David Dhawan

Starring: Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Sushmita Sen

The Secret Life of Girls

The Secret Life of Girls

Directed by: Holly Goldberg Sloan

Starring: Linda Hamilton, Eugene Levy, Majandra Delfino, Meagan Good

Five Aces

Five Aces

Directed by: David Michael O'Neill

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Christopher McDonald, David Sherrill, Jeff Cesario

The Contract

The Contract

Directed by: K.C. Bascombe

Starring: Laurent Imbault, Johanna Black, Jon Jordan, Blair Johannes

The Straight Story

The Straight Story

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Sport Games on May 19, 1999

Sport Games on May 19, 1999


NBA

American Basketball
  • Los Angeles Lakers - San Antonio Spurs : 76 - 79
  • Philadelphia 76ers - Indiana Pacers : 82 - 85
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Ethniki Katigoria

Football (Greece)
  • Ethnikos Asteras - Panionios : 2 - 2
  • Iraklis - AEK : 2 - 3
  • OFI - Aris : 2 - 4
  • Panathinaikos - Eleysina : 2 - 0
  • Paniliakos - Ionikos : 1 - 4
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TV Series

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Unzipped

Unzipped

Directed by: Lionsgate

Futurama

Futurama

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Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Country: United States of America

Pet Shop of Horrors

Pet Shop of Horrors

Rosalinda

Rosalinda

Directed by: Beatriz Sheridan

The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Days to next May 19

If May 19, 1999 is your birthday you're 21 years, 4 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer'S Stone

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The beloved first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay. For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions.

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

The Hours

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A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood. In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, draws …

Yesterday, I Cried by Iyanla Vanzant

Yesterday, I Cried

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What is the lesson in abuse, neglect, abandonment, rejection? What is the lesson when you lose someone you really love?

Vittorio, The Vampire by Anne Rice

Vittorio, The Vampire

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With Pandora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels. Now, in the second of her New Tales of the Vampires, she tells the mesmerizing story of Vittorio, a

Joining by Johanna Lindsey

Joining

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The remarkable Lindsey magic is stronger than ever! The spectacular #1 bestselling author returns with a glorious tale of passion and duty set in medieval England.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Extreme Paintbrawl 2

Extreme Paintbrawl 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Head Games

The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home

The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home

Platform: Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Racing

Publisher: SouthPeak Games (US) Ubisoft (EU)

The ClueFinders Reading Adventures

The ClueFinders Reading Adventures

Platform: PC (Windows, Macintosh)

Genre: Educational/Adventure

Publisher: The Learning Company

Fighting Force 2

Fighting Force 2

Platform: PlayStation Dreamcast

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Elemental Gimmick Gear

Elemental Gimmick Gear

Platform: Dreamcast

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA Vatical Entertainment

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $78.12
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $45.50
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $79.87
  • General Electric GE: opens at $105.37
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $238.25

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