Wednesday December 22, 1999

US date format: 12/22/1999, UK date format: 22/12/1999

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 22, 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 Ameer Idreis . In that special week of December people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. In UK The Millennium Prayer by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Temptations, directed by Romy Hayes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nightcap. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-22 or Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 22, 1999?


Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
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Events

  • Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747-200F crashes shortly after take-off from London Stansted Airport due to pilot error. All 4 crew members are killed.

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Movies

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Temptations

Temptations

Directed by: Romy Hayes

Starring: Lauren Hays, Monique Parent, Jay Huguley, Brad Bartram

Web of Seduction

Web of Seduction

Directed by: Blain Brown

Starring: Lauren Hays, Eric Acsell, Tracy Ryan, Stephan Camus

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Starring: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub

Country: United States of America

Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens

Titus

Titus

Directed by: Julie Taymor

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Osheen Jones, Dario D'Ambrosi

Sport Games on December 22, 1999

Sport Games on December 22, 1999


NBA

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Boston Celtics : 81 - 98
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Golden State Warriors : 103 - 99
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Chicago Bulls : 106 - 86
  • Orlando Magic - Cleveland Cavaliers : 103 - 97
  • Toronto Raptors - New York Knicks : 90 - 91
See all Basketball game results of December 22, 1999

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Ath Madrid - Oviedo : 5 - 0
  • Betis - Valladolid : 0 - 1
  • Celta - Malaga : 2 - 4
  • Espanol - Numancia : 3 - 1
  • Mallorca - Sevilla : 3 - 1
See all Football game results of December 22, 1999

Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Cowdenbeath - Queens Park : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of December 22, 1999

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Rangers - Hearts : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of December 22, 1999

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Nightcap

Nightcap

Directed by: Claude Chabrol

Anna and the King

Anna and the King

Directed by: Andy Tennant

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

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson

Pop Goes the Weasel

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Detective Alex Cross is back-and he's in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, D.C., murders with a pattern so twisted they leave investigators reeling.

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

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.

Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler

Atlantis Found

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Marine explorer Dirk Pitt faces off against an elite army from an era gone-by in order to uncover the secrets of an ancient civilization in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

Saving Faith by David Baldacci

Saving Faith

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Believe the Power In a secluded house not far from Washington, D.C., the FBI is interviewing one of the most important witnesses it has ever had, a young woman named Faith

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Beatmania IIDX 2nd Style

Beatmania IIDX 2nd Style

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo

F-22

F-22

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: NovaLogic

Flight Unlimited III

Flight Unlimited III

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Action-adventure, platforming

Publisher: Konami

Bust a Groove 2

Bust a Groove 2

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Music/Fighting game

Publisher: Enix

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $80.69
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $102.87
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $116.30
  • General Electric GE: opens at $158.38
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $109.87

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