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Thursday 29 October 1998

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Constantine-Alexios and Lance Stroll. In that special week of October people in US were listening to The First Night by Monica. In UK Rollercoaster by B*Witched was in the top 5 hits. Meet Joe Black, directed by Martin Brest, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Field Of Thirteen by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Studio Julmahuvi. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Caesar III or Defender/Joust.
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TV Series

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

The Life of Birds

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Phenomenon: The Lost Archives

Starring: Dean Stockwell, Bill Rogers

Country: United States

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Legacy

Starring: Brett Cullen, Jeremy Garrett, Ron Melendez, Sarah Freeman

Country: United States

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Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Written by: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson

Starring: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall

Country: United States

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Gunfighters of the West

Starring: Tony Disabatino, Kevin Wiggins

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Meet Joe Black

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani

Country: United States

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American History X

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo

Country: United States

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Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini

Country: United States

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Elizabeth

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston

Country: United States

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Rushmore

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 October 1998 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Terence of Metz
  • Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
  • Anglican Church - James Hannington
  • St. Zenobius
  • St. Theodore
Famous Birthdays:
  • Constantine-Alexios : Greek royalty, the second child of Crown Prince Pavlos and American heiress Marie-Chantal Miller (now styled as Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Princess of Denmark) who married on 1 July 1995.
  • Lance Stroll: Canadian race car driver.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul Misraki: Turkish-French composer and historian (d. 1998).
Facts:
  • Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.
  • Apartheid: In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.
  • The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off with 77-year-old Senator John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.
  • ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.
  • The Gothenburg nightclub fire in Sweden claims 63 lives and injures 200.

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Sport Games on 29 October 1998

Le Championnat
Football (France)
  • Lorient - Marseille : 1 - 3
  • Lyon - Le Havre : 0 - 0
  • Monaco - Nantes : 3 - 1
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Books

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

Field Of Thirteen

By: Dick Francis

A superbly crafted collection of thirteen tightly plotted tales that treats readers to murder, mystery, and mayhem in the world of horseracing.

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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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Welcome To The World

By: Fannie Flagg

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning

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Just Jackie

By: Edward Klein

In this journalistic tour de force, bestselling author Edward Klein, a friend of Jacqueline Onassis's for many years, takes us behind the public image to give us a story that has

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bomberman World

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA Atlus; PAL Sony

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Caesar III

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Genre: City-building

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment, Sold-Out Software

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Defender/Joust

Platform: Game Boy Color

Publisher: Midway

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Disney's Mulan

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Publisher: THQ

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Unreal

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: GT Interactive Software Infogrames Atari Midway Games

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