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Wednesday 21 October 1998

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ryoka Oshima . In that special week of October people in US were listening to The First Night by Monica. 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 Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Life of Birds. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Fifth Element or Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate.
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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 21 October 1998 ?

  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Sport Games on 21 October 1998

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Uerdingen - Greuther Furth : 0 - 2
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Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Huddersfield - Sunderland : 1 - 1
  • West Brom - QPR : 2 - 0
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Division 2
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Millwall - York : 3 - 1
  • Reading - Blackpool : 1 - 1
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Division 3
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Scarborough - Barnet : 0 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1998?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: How to Make Your Kid a Better Student -- Oct. 19, 1998
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9661
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.454


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

Memoirs of a Geisha

By: Arthur Golden

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.Speaking

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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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The Hundred Days

By: Patrick O'Brian

"One of the best novelists since Jane Austen....The Hundred Days may be the best installment yet....I give O'Brian's fans joy of it."―Philadelphia

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The Professor And The Madman

By: Simon Winchester

The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Vehicular combat, racing

Publisher: Sales Curve Interactive

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Colony Wars: Vengeance

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Space combat simulator

Publisher: Psygnosis

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Digital Monster Ver. S: Digimon Tamers

Digital Monster Ver. S: Digimon Tamers

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Bandai

The Fifth Element

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Android

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA Activision; EU Sony Computer Entertainment; EU Ubi Soft Entertainment (PC)

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Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations GOG Ltd

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