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Thursday 31 December 1998, NewYear’s Eve

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. In UK Believe by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Mirror Image by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching La Argentina de Tato. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis or ESP Ra.De..
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TV Series

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

Mopatop's Shop

Starring: Nigel Plaskitt, William Todd-Jones, Victoria Willing, Mak Wilson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Escape to River Cottage

Starring: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Red Files

Country: United States

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This Life

Written by: Amy Jenkins

Starring: Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri, Andrew Lincoln, Daniela Nardini

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Life of Birds

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Run Lola Run

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Starring: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup

Country: United States

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The Thin Red Line

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte

Country: United States

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You've Got Mail

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear

Country: United States

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The Prince of Egypt

Directed by: Brenda Chapman

Starring: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Shakespeare in Love

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1998 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • US movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year
  • The European Exchange Rate Mechanism freezes the values of the legacy currencies in the Eurozone, and establishes the value of the euro currency.
  • Ibrahim Hanna, the last native speaker of Mlahsô, dies in Qamishli, Syria, making the language effectively extinct. Also, the last native speaker of related Bijil Neo-Aramaic dies in Jerusalem.

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Books

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

Mirror Image

By: Danielle Steel

To look at one was to see the other. For family, even the girls' own father, it was a constant guessing game.

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Charming Billy

By: Alice McDermott

Billy Lynch's family and friends have gathered to comfort his widow, and to pay their respects to one of the last great romantics.

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The Poisonwood Bible

By: Barbara Kingsolver

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.

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The Endurance

By: Caroline Alexander

The story of the expedition across Antarctica led by Ernest Shackleton, illustrated by the photographs taken by Frank Hurley. The text covers the crushing of their ship "Endurance" by ice, their

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Tennis

Publisher: Namco

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ESP Ra.De.

ESP Ra.De.

Platform: Arcade, i-mode, EzWeb, Yahoo Mobile

Genre: Manic shooter

Publisher: Atlus

Falcon 4.0

Platform: Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

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Baldur's Gate

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Black Isle Studios[1] Interplay Entertainment

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Fallout 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Mac OS X

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

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