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Friday 24 July 1998

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bindi Irwin and Jett Eaton. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. In UK Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya was in the top 5 hits. Ever After: A Cinderella Story, directed by Andy Tennant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Philistines At The Hedgerow by Steven Gaines was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astra Super Stars or Back Track.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

Country: United States

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Saving Private Ryan

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

Country: United States

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Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith

Country: United States

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The Parent Trap

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson

Country: United States

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The Mask of Zorro

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka

Starring: Takashi Sorimachi, Nanako Matsushima, Aya Enjôji, Naohito Fujiki

Country: Japan

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L.A. Detectives

Starring: Bill Kurtis

Country: United States

Watercolour Challenge

Starring: Sean Arnold, Karen Drury, Philip Franks, Jan Leeming

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gunfighters of the West

Starring: Tony Disabatino, Kevin Wiggins

Country: United States

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The Micallef Program

Starring: Shaun Micallef, Wayne Hope, Roz Hammond, Francis Greenslade

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 July 1998 ?

  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
  • St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
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  • Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
  • The US Senate votes 90 to 10 to make gambling on the Internet illegal.

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.442
  • Time: Founder Jerry Yang of Yahoo! Jeffrey Wang photograph by Robert Holmgren.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9648


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

Philistines At The Hedgerow

By: Steven Gaines

A quirky cast of eccentrics vies for a slice of the Hamptons--on land still inhabited by families that have farmed and fished the regions for generations.

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We Are Our Mothers' Daughters

By: Cokie Roberts

In this revised and expanded tenth-anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller, renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts once again examines the nature of women's roles through the revealing lens

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I Know This Much Is True

By: Wally Lam

Close twins are marked by tragedy; Oprah's Book Club pick for summer 1998; 17th selection announced June 18, 1998. (H, ReganBooks)

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The Last Full Measure

By: Jeff Shaara

In the Pulitzer prize–winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time. The Last Full Measure tells the epic story of the events following

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astra Super Stars

Platform: Arcade Game, Sega Saturn

Genre: 2D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Sunsoft

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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

F-22 Raptor

Platform: PC

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: Novalogic

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Back Track

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Telegames

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Test Drive Off-Road 2

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: NA Accolade; EU Electronic Arts; JP Capcom

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