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Wednesday 24 May 2000

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Maria, Maria by Santana. In UK Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) by Oxide & Neutrino was in the top 5 hits. Mission: Impossible II, directed by John Woo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000 while A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rough Science. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Airport Tycoon or Beatmania IIDX 3rd Style.
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TV Series

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

Rough Science

Starring: Kate Humble, Mike Bullivant, Jonathan Hare, Ellen McCallie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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First Person

Starring: Errol Morris

Country: United States

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History's Turning Points

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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America's Test Kitchen

Starring: Christopher Kimball, Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Adam Ried

Country: United States

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BloodHounds, Inc

Starring: Craig Hauer, Antonia Jones, Kendra Thomas, Richard Thomas

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Mission: Impossible II

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton

Country: United States

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Gladiator

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen

Country: United States

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Romeo Must Die

Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Starring: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington

Country: United States

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High Fidelity

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso

Country: United States

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Final Destination

Directed by: James Wong

Starring: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 2000 ?

Holidays:
  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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Facts:
  • Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 2000?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jobs of the Future -- May 22, 2000
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.541
  • Time: Credit: Joe Lertola & Dr. Jeremy Burgess/SPL-PhotoResearchers Inc.

Books

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

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius

By: Dave Eggers

National Bestseller The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century.

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

By: J. K. Rowling

The third book in the bestselling Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay! For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black.

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The Brethren

By: John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey call themselves the Brethren: three disgraced former judges doing time in a Florida federal prison. One was sent up for tax evasion.

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The Heir

By: Johanna Lindsey

The many wondrous gifts of Johanna Lindsey -- her fiery and endearing characters, her enthralling stories, her ingenious blending of Passion, wit, and emotion -- are all on glorious display in

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Flying Heroes

Platform: Windows 95/98/2000/XP

Genre: Fantasy, Shooter, Simulation

Publisher: Take 2 Interactive

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Airport Tycoon

Platform: Windows

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: TalonSoft Global Star Software

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Beatmania IIDX 3rd Style

Platform: Arcade & Sony PlayStation 2

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo

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The Bouncer

Platform: PlayStation 2

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: JP Squaresoft; NA Square EA; EU SCEE

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FantaVision

Platform: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

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