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Thursday 24 December 1998, Christmas Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. In UK Believe by Cher was in the top 5 hits. The Thin Red Line, directed by Terrence Malick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alles kan beter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Delta Force or Grim Fandango.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

This Life

Written by: Amy Jenkins

Starring: Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri, Andrew Lincoln, Daniela Nardini

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Legacy

Starring: Brett Cullen, Jeremy Garrett, Ron Melendez, Sarah Freeman

Country: United States

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Vengeance Unlimited

Written by: John McNamara, David Simkins

Starring: Kathleen York, Michael Madsen

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Thin Red Line

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte

Country: United States

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You've Got Mail

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear

Country: United States

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The Prince of Egypt

Directed by: Brenda Chapman

Starring: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Shakespeare in Love

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush

Country: United States

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Enemy of the State

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1998 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Syl Apps: Canadian pole vaulter ice hockey player and politician (d. 1998).

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1998?

  • Time: THEY REALLY DO IT? with a silhouette of Pres. Bill Clinton. Photograph for TIME by Cynthia Johnson.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9670
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.463

Books

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

A Man in Full

By: Tom Wolfe

The setting is Atlanta, Georgia — a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last ...

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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger

These stories, written for teens just like you, will make you laugh and make you cry. Most importantly, they'll show you that you are not alone, and that lots of other kids are going through the same ups and downs ...

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The Century

By: Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster

What was it like to watch the Wright Brothers soar into the sky? To hear the first crackling voice aired on the radio? To cower in the ghastly trenches of Europe during World War I? To lose everything in the ...

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Tuesdays With Morrie

By: Mitch Albom

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chameleon Twist 2

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Sunsoft

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Delta Force

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Tactical first-person shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Grim Fandango

Platform: Original; Microsoft Windows; Remastered; Microsoft Windows; OS X; Linux; PlayStation 4; PlayStation Vita; Android; iOS

Genre: Graphic adventure

Publisher: LucasArts; Double Fine Productions (Remastered)

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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: LucasArts

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Test Drive 5

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Accolade

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