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Friday 23 July 1999

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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 Thomas Crown Affair, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Encore Provence by Peter Mayle was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mayfair Set. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dive Alert: Becky's Version or Big Air.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Thomas Crown Affair

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary

Country: United States

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Deep Blue Sea

Directed by: Renny Harlin

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

Country: United States

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The Haunting

Directed by: Jan de Bont

Starring: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson

Country: United States

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Eyes Wide Shut

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field

Country: United States

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American Pie

Directed by: Paul Weitz

Starring: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Mayfair Set

Starring: James Goldsmith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Good Eats

Written by: Alton Brown

Starring: Alton Brown

Country: United States

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Starring: Steve Blum, Tom Fahn, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Wataru Takagi

Country: Japan


Starring: Aleks Krotoski, Emily Newton-Dunn, Emily Booth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Starring: Fabio Alberti, Diego Capusotto

Country: Argentina

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 July 1999 ?

  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the birthday of Haile Selassie
  • Roman Empire - Neptunalia held in honor of Neptune
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Famous Deaths:
  • ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.
  • The Woodstock 99 festival is held in New York.
  • Space shuttle Columbia blasts off, carrying 12 Proof 2000-W Sacagawea half-ounce 0.9167 fine gold dollar pieces into space.

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.495
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11112
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Women's Soccer -- July 19, 1999


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

Encore Provence

By: Peter Mayle

In his most delightful foray into the wonders of Provençal life, Peter Mayle returns to France and puts behind him cholesterol worries, shopping by phone, California wines, and other concerns that

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White Oleander

By: Janet Fitch

Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes-each its own ...

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Granny Dan

By: Danielle Steel

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.

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A New Song

By: Jan Karon

The fifth novel in the Mitford series, by the bestselling author of At Home in Mitford and Somebody Safe with Somebody Good In A New Song, Mitford's longtime Episcopal priest, Father Tim, retires.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cool Boarders 4

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: 989 Studios

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Dive Alert: Becky's Version

Platform: Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP SNK Corporation; NA SNK of America

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BattleTanx: Global Assault

Platform: Nintendo 64, PlayStation

Genre: Action

Publisher: 3DO

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Big Air

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Sports

Publisher: NA Accolade; EU Electronic Arts

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Cabela's Big Game Hunter III: The Next Harvest

Cabela's Big Game Hunter III: The Next Harvest

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

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