Tuesday July 20, 1999

US date format: 7/20/1999, UK date format: 20/7/1999

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 20, 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 Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Alexandra . In that special week of July people in US were listening to Wild Wild West by Will Smith. In UK 9pm (Till I Come) by ATB was in the top 5 hits. The Iron Giant, directed by Brad Bird, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Metrosexuality. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 360: Three Sixty or Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
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Events

  • Apple Computer introduces the iBook portable computer. It features 12.1-inch TFT display, 300 MHz G3 processor, 4 MB ATI Rage Mobility graphics chip, CD-ROM drive, 32 MB RAM, modem, USB and 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports, 3 GB hard drive, keyboard, Mac OS 8.6, V.90 modem, AppleWorks software, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator, and comes in a translucent cover in tangerine or blueberry colors. Battery power lasts about six hours. Price is US$1599; weight is 6.6 pounds; size is 2 x
  • Liberty Bell 7, part of the US Mercury program, is raised from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Movies

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The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Country: United States of America

Two Hands

Two Hands

Directed by: Gregor Jordan

Starring: Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, David Field, Tom Long

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara

Country: United States of America

Deep Blue Sea

Deep Blue Sea

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Starring: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacqueline McKenzie

Country: United States of America

Molly

Molly

Directed by: John Duigan

Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy, Thomas Jane

TV Series

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Metrosexuality

Metrosexuality

Directed by: Rikki Beadle Blair

Life Support

Life Support

Directed by: Nelson George

Love in the 21st Century

Love in the 21st Century

Directed by: PESI Publishing & Media

Black Heaven

Black Heaven

Directed by: Gilles Marchand

Days to next July 20

If July 20, 1999 is your birthday you're 21 years, 2 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes

Bella Tuscany

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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIAFrances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 New York Times bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with

The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing by Melissa Bank

The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing

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Hailed by critics as the debut of a major literary voice, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing has captivated readers and dominated bestseller lists.

Granny Dan by Danielle Steel

Granny Dan

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In my eyes she had always been old, always been mine, always been Granny Dan. But in another time, another place, there had been dancing, people, laughter, love.

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Greatest Generation

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The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years.

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

360: Three Sixty

360: Three Sixty

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Racing, Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Cryo Interactive

DrumMania

DrumMania

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

Egoboo

Egoboo

Platform: Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: Ben Bishop

Beetle Adventure Racing

Beetle Adventure Racing

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Arcade style racing

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Action-adventure, platforming

Publisher: Konami

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $78.87
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $54.56
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $96.44
  • General Electric GE: opens at $119.44
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $132.00

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