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Friday 24 December 1999, Christmas Eve

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Bermundo . 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. Galaxy Quest, directed by Dean Parisot, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arcade Party Pak or Asheron's Call.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Galaxy Quest

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Starring: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

Country: United States

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The Ninth Gate

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin

Country: United States

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Man on the Moon

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker

Country: United States

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Any Given Sunday

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz

Country: United States

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: John Hurt

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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New York: A Documentary Film

Starring: David Ogden Stiers

Country: United States

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The Game Room

Starring: Mark Bussler

Country: United States

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Freaks and Geeks

Written by: Paul Feig

Starring: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Country: United States

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Starring: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1999 ?

  • 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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Sport Games on 24 December 1999

American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - New Orleans Saints : 24 - 31
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Futbol Ligi 1
Football (Turkey)
  • Bursaspor - Besiktas : 0 - 1
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1999?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.518519
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.11229
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Columbine Tapes -- Dec. 20, 1999


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

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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Pop Goes the Weasel

By: James Patterson

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.

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Hell To Pay

By: Barbara Olson

In Accomplice , Olson separates fact from fiction and shows us Hilllary's often disturbing complicity in her husband's affairs.

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Galileo'S Daughter

By: Dava Sobel

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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arcade Party Pak

Arcade Party Pak

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Midway

Bass Masters 2000

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Fishing game

Publisher: THQ

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Biomotor Unitron

Platform: Neo Geo Pocket Color

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: SNK Playmore

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Asheron's Call

Platform: Windows


Publisher: Microsoft (1999–2004); Turbine (2004–2010); Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (2010-)

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Final Fantasy VIII

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: PlayStation JP Square NA Square EA EU Square AUS SCE Australia Microsoft Windows NA Square EA EU Eidos Interactive JP Square WW Square Enix (Steam); PlayStation; JP Square NA Square EA EU Square AUS S

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