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Friday 24 April 1998

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ryan Newman (actress) and Alli Simpson. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. In UK It's Like That by Run-DMC vs Jason Nevins was in the top 5 hits. Les Misérables, directed by Bille August, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alpha Bravo Charlie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Wars: Rogue Squadron or Cyvern: The Dragon Weapons.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Les Misérables

Directed by: Bille August

Starring: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman

Country: United States

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City of Angels

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher

Country: United States

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Wild Things

Directed by: John McNaughton

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell

Country: United States

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The Man in the Iron Mask

Directed by: Randall Wallace

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich

Country: United States

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The Big Lebowski

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Alpha Bravo Charlie

Starring: Wiqar Ahmed, Aarshid Kazmi, Faraz Khan, Malik Ata Muhammad Khan

Country: Pakistan

Surprise Gardener

Starring: Victoria Gordon

Country: United States

If I Ruled the World

Starring: Clive Anderson, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Starring: Joan Nederlof, Maureen Teeuwen, Marcel Musters, Finn Poncin

Country: Netherlands

Premier Passions

Starring: Gina McKee, Peter Reid

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 April 1998 ?

  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
  • 24-Hour Comics Day.
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Sport Games on 24 April 1998

American Basketball
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Seattle SuperSonics : 83 - 108
  • New Jersey Nets - Chicago Bulls : 93 - 96
  • New York Knicks - Miami Heat : 79 - 94
  • Portland Trail Blazers - Los Angeles Lakers : 102 - 104
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Hertha - Bielefeld : 1 - 1
  • Kaiserslautern - M'gladbach : 3 - 2
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Stuttgarter K - F Koln : 1 - 1
  • Uerdingen - Gutersloh : 0 - 3
  • Wattenscheid - Dusseldorf : 4 - 0
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Division 2
Football (France)
  • Beauvais - St Etienne : 0 - 0
  • Caen - Lorient : 1 - 1
  • Laval - Red Star 93 : 3 - 1
  • Louhans-Cuis. - Martigues : 3 - 0
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What news were making the headlines those days in April 1998?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.428
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Shroud of Turin -- Apr. 20, 1998
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9635


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

Into Thin Air

By: Jon Krakauer

National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

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Angela's Ashes

By: Frank McCourt

A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

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The Man Who Listens To Horses

By: Monty Roberts

Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer–an American original whose gentle Join-Up® training method reveals the depth of communication possible between man and animal.

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By: Robin Cook

Newly divorced surgeon Dr. Kim Regis is determined to remain a good father to his only son, Selden. On a special night out, Kim takes Seldon to his favorite fast-food restaurant

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell

Platform: Macintosh Windows Linux Android iOS Steam

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64

Genre: Action, shooter

Publisher: Nintendo 64 NA LucasArts EU Nintendo Windows LucasArts; NA LucasArts; EU Nintendo

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Cyvern: The Dragon Weapons

Cyvern: The Dragon Weapons

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Kaneko

Dance Dance Revolution

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Music, Exercise

Publisher: Konami

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Future Cop: LAPD

Platform: PlayStation Windows Mac OS PlayStation Network

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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