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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 The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alles kan beter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Banjo-Kazooie or Guilty Gear.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1998 ?

  • 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.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Syl Apps: Canadian pole vaulter ice hockey player and politician (d. 1998).

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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


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

The Greatest Generation

By: Tom Brokaw

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.

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Bag of Bones

By: Stephen King

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, a powerful tale of grief, of love's enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the past.Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still ...

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For The Love Of The Game

By: Mark Vancil

For 13 brilliant seasons Michael Jordan danced the dance of greatness across hardwood floors of basketball arenas from New York to Los Angeles to Barcelona and Paris.

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The Poisonwood Bible

By: Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Nintendo 64, Xbox 360

Genre: Platforming, action-adventure

Publisher: Nintendo Microsoft Game Studios (X360)

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Close Combat III: The Russian Front

Close Combat III: The Russian Front

Platform: Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Cyvern: The Dragon Weapons

Cyvern: The Dragon Weapons

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Kaneko

Guardian's Crusade

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Tamsoft; NA/PAL Activision

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Guilty Gear

Platform: PlayStation PlayStation Network

Genre: 2D fighting

Publisher: JP Arc System Works; NA Atlus; EU Studio 3

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