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Saturday 30 May 1998

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Emily Mitchell . 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. Mulan, directed by Tony Bancroft, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Aphrodite by Isabel Allende was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gunfighters of the West. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gauntlet Legends or Chill.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Tony Bancroft

Starring: Ming-Na, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong

Country: United States

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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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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 30 May 1998 ?

  • Saint Reinhilde
  • Peru ? National Potato Day [1].
  • United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
  • Saint Ferdinand III
  • Saint Gabinus
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  • A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
  • Nuclear Testing: Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt.

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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 ?


By: Isabel Allende

Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in Aphrodite to evoke the delights of food and sex.

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The Millionaire Next Door

By: Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

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Cold Mountain

By: Charles Frazier

In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to ...

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Talking to Heaven

By: James Van Praagh

Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death

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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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Cabela's Big Game Hunter

Platform: Windows

Genre: Sports, Shooter

Publisher: HeadGames Publishing

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Gauntlet Legends

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Dreamcast

Genre: Hack and slash, dungeon crawl

Publisher: Atari Games Midway Games (home versions)

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Big Mountain 2000

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: JP Imagineer; NA SouthPeak Interactive; PAL Imagineer and SouthPeak Interactive

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Platform: PlayStation Sega Saturn (unpublished)

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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