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Wednesday 27 May 1998

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 Too Close by Next. In UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while The Street Lawyer by John Grisham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gunfighters of the West. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 1080° Snowboarding or Dungeon Master Nexus.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Country: United States

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Kiki's Delivery Service

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma

Country: United States

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo

Country: United States

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Deep Impact

Directed by: Mimi Leder

Starring: Robert Duvall, Ta Leoni, Elijah Wood

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Alpha Bravo Charlie

Starring: Wiqar Ahmed, Aarshid Kazmi, Faraz Khan, Malik Ata Muhammad Khan

Country: Pakistan

Surprise Gardener

Starring: Victoria Gordon

Country: United States

If I Ruled the World

Starring: Clive Anderson, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 May 1998 ?

  • Eutropius
  • Mother's Day in Bolivia (Dfa de la Madre)
  • Bruno, Bishop of Wnrzburg
  • Hildebert
  • Pope John I
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  • Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.

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Sport Games on 27 May 1998

American Basketball
  • Indiana Pacers - Chicago Bulls : 87 - 106
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What news were making the headlines those days in May 1998?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Frank Sinatra -- May 25, 1998
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9640
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.433


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

The Street Lawyer

By: John Grisham

Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all.

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The Gifts Of The Jews

By: Thomas Cahill

The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history,

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Memoirs of a Geisha

By: Arthur Golden

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.Speaking

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By: Anne Rice

Anne Rice, creator of the Vampire Lestat, the Mayfair witches and the amazing worlds they inhabit, now gives us the first in a new series of novels linked together by the fledgling vampire David Talbot, who has set out to ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

1080° Snowboarding

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: PlayStation Sega Saturn (unpublished)

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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Dragon Warrior Monsters

Platform: Game Boy Color, mobile phones, PlayStation, Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: JP Enix; NA / EU Eidos Interactive

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Billiard Academy Real Break

Billiard Academy Real Break

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Nakanihon

Dungeon Master Nexus

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Victor Interactive Software

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