Thursday January 28, 1999

US date format: 1/28/1999, UK date format: 28/1/1999

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 28, 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 Lucas Dobre and Harvey Cantwell. In that special week of January people in US were listening to ..Baby One More Time by Britney Spears. In UK Maria by Blondie was in the top 5 hits. Payback, directed by Brian Helgeland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Amsterdam by Ian McEwan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Sopranos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 or Nicktoons Racing.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas

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Movies

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Payback

Payback

Directed by: Brian Helgeland

Starring: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer

Country: United States of America

Vénus beauté (institut)

Vénus beauté (institut)

Directed by: Tonie Marshall

Starring: Nathalie Baye, Bulle Ogier, Samuel Le Bihan, Jacques Bonnaffé

Happy, Texas

Happy, Texas

Directed by: Mark Illsley

Starring: Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn, William H. Macy, Ally Walker

Guinevere

Guinevere

Directed by: Audrey Wells

Starring: Sarah Polley, Stephen Rea, Jean Smart, Gina Gershon

Simply Irresistible

Simply Irresistible

Directed by: Mark Tarlov

Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flanery, Patricia Clarkson, Dylan Baker

TV Series

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The Sopranos

The Sopranos

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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

See How They Run

See How They Run

Directed by: Emily Morse

Gubbare

Gubbare

Pit Pony

Pit Pony

Days to next January 28

If January 28, 1999 is your birthday you're 21 years, 6 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Angels Flight by Michael Connelly

Angels Flight

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An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive--and the dead man's enemies inside

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible

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The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.

Billy Straight by Jonathan Kellerman

Billy Straight

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A resourceful runaway alone in the wilds of Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Billy Straight suddenly witnesses a brutal stabbing in Griffith Park.

A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

A Man in Full

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The setting is Atlanta, Georgia — a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion

Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure game / Detective mystery / Puzzle-Solving

Publisher: Atari Interactive, Inc.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Tactical RPG

Publisher: Nintendo

Castrol Honda Superbike Racing

Castrol Honda Superbike Racing

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Racing

Publisher: US Electronic Arts EU THQ Jap Success

Nicktoons Racing

Nicktoons Racing

Platform: Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Hasbro Interactive Chicago Gaming (Arcade)

Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M.

Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M.

Platform: Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Game Boy Color

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: JP Acclaim Japan and Taito (PS)

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $70.25
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $40.88
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $171.75
  • General Electric GE: opens at $101.75
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $179.50

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