Wednesday February 24, 1999

US date format: 2/24/1999, UK date format: 24/2/1999

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 24, 1999). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Lívian Aragão . In that special week of February people in US were listening to Angel Of Mine by Monica. In UK When The Going Gets Tough by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. Solas, directed by Benito Zambrano, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Pet Shop of Horrors. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barbie: Race & Ride or Cruis'n Exotica.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
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Events

  • A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.
  • The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national convicted of murder during a botched bank robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.
  • LaGrand Case: The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery that led to a death. Karl's brother Walter is executed a week later, in spite of Germany's legal action in the International Court of Justice to attempt to save him.

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Movies

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Solas

Solas

Directed by: Benito Zambrano

Starring: María Galiana, Ana Fernández, Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa, Antonio Dechent

Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions

Directed by: Roger Kumble

Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair

Country: United States of America

Analyze This

Analyze This

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Chazz Palminteri

The Pornographer

The Pornographer

Directed by: Doug Atchison

Starring: Michael DeGood, Craig Wasson, Monique Parent, Katheryn Cain

Annaluise & Anton

Annaluise & Anton

Directed by: Caroline Link

Starring: Elea Geissler, Max Felder, Juliane Köhler, August Zirner

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Music charts

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Sport Games on February 24, 1999

Sport Games on February 24, 1999


NBA

American Basketball
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Detroit Pistons : 73 - 89
  • Miami Heat - Charlotte Hornets : 91 - 83
  • Orlando Magic - Boston Celtics : 79 - 111
  • Portland Trail Blazers - New Jersey Nets : 94 - 85
  • Sacramento Kings - Philadelphia 76ers : 81 - 94
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Eredivisie

Football (Netherlands)
  • Feyenoord - Waalwijk : 1 - 0
  • NAC Breda - Graafschap : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of February 24, 1999

TV Series

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Pet Shop of Horrors

Pet Shop of Horrors

Rosalinda

Rosalinda

Directed by: Beatriz Sheridan

The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth

Directed by: Leo McCarey

The Sopranos

The Sopranos

Written by:

Starring: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Country: United States of America

The League of Gentlemen

The League of Gentlemen

Starring: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Jeremy Dyson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott

Traveling Mercies

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Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you."

Ransom by Julie Garwood

Ransom

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For fans of Scottish medieval romances comes this beloved and classic page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.In

Bag of Bones by Stephen King

Bag of Bones

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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 …

The Testament by John Grisham

The Testament

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn a plush Virginia office, a rich, angry old man is furiously rewriting his will. With his death just hours away, Troy Phelan wants to send a message to his children, his ex-wives, and his minions—a …

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

Amsterdam

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On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Creatures 3

Creatures 3

Platform: Linux, Windows, Macintosh

Genre: Artificial Life

Publisher: Mindscape, Linux Game Publishing (Linux version)

Barbie: Race & Ride

Barbie: Race & Ride

Platform: PlayStation

Publisher: Barbie Software for Girls

Demise: Rise of the Ku'tan

Demise: Rise of the Ku'tan

Platform: PC

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: IPC Software

Cruis'n Exotica

Cruis'n Exotica

Platform: Arcade Nintendo 64 Game Boy Color

Genre: Racing

Championship Manager 3

Championship Manager 3

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Eidos

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $67.81
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $38.81
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $156.44
  • General Electric GE: opens at $103.00
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $177.25

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