Wednesday June 30, 1999

US date format: 6/30/1999, UK date format: 30/6/1999

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 30, 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. In that special week of June people in US were listening to If You Had My Love by Jennifer Lopez. In UK 9pm (Till I Come) by ATB was in the top 5 hits. Drop Dead Gorgeous, directed by Michael Patrick Jann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Black Heaven. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The ClueFinders 5th Grade Adventures: The Secret of the Living Volcano or Cyber Org.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 30, 1999?


Holidays

  • Independence Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • First Martyrs of the See of Rome.

Events

  • Twenty-three people die when fire consumes the Sealand Youth Training Center in South Korea.
  • The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
  • Europol (short for European Police Office) the European Union's criminal intelligence agency became fully operational.

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Drop Dead Gorgeous

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney

The Joyriders

The Joyriders

Directed by: Bradley Battersby

Starring: Martin Landau, Kris Kristofferson, Shawn Hatosy, Heather McComb

Chutney Popcorn

Chutney Popcorn

Directed by: Nisha Ganatra

Starring: Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Sakina Jaffrey, Madhur Jaffrey

Carnivale

Carnivale

Directed by: Deane Taylor

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Laurie, Steve Brody, David Antrobus

New World Disorder

New World Disorder

Directed by: Richard Spence

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Tara Fitzgerald, Andrew McCarthy, Hari Dhillon

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Black Heaven

Black Heaven

Directed by: Gilles Marchand

Unzipped

Unzipped

Directed by: Lionsgate

Good Eats

Good Eats

Written by:

Starring: Alton Brown

Country: United States of America

Pig's Breakfast

Pig's Breakfast

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in June 1999?

Books

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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry Potter's adventures at Hogwarts, in a stunning, gift-ready format. The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School …

Hannibal by Thomas Harris

Hannibal

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You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he's been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world.

Comrades by Stephen E. Ambrose

Comrades

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Comrades is a celebration of male friendships. Acclaimed historian Stephen Ambrose begins his examination with a glance inward -- he starts this book with his brothers, his first and forever friends,

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly …

The Art Of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler

The Art Of Happiness

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From the authors who brought you the million-copy bestseller The Art of Happiness comes an exploration of job, career, and finding the ultimate happiness at work.It

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ape Escape

Ape Escape

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Portable

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Bangai-O

Bangai-O

Platform: Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Xbox Live Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: ESP (Japan) Swing! Entertainment Media AG (Europe) Conspiracy Entertainment (north America) D3 Publisher (XBLA ver.)

The ClueFinders 5th Grade Adventures: The Secret of the Living Volcano

The ClueFinders 5th Grade Adventures: The Secret of the Living Volcano

Platform: PC (Windows, Macintosh)

Genre: Educational/adventure/science fiction/mystery

Publisher: The Learning Company

Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden

Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden

Platform: Game Boy Color

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Media Factory

Cyber Org

Cyber Org

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action

Publisher: Square Co., Ltd.

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $77.44
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $45.69
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $87.75
  • General Electric GE: opens at $109.00
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $124.81

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