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Friday December 31, 1999, NewYear’s Eve

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 31, 1999). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Wallman Twins and Bailey McKnight. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana. In UK I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun by Westlife was in the top 5 hits. My Dog Skip, directed by Jay Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nightcap. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cabela's Big Game Hunter III: The Next Harvest or Abomination: The Nemesis Project.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

My Dog Skip

Directed by: Jay Russell

Starring: Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson

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Ordinary Decent Criminal

Directed by: Thaddeus O'Sullivan

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Mullan, Stephen Dillane

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Passion of Mind

Directed by: Alain Berliner

Starring: Demi Moore, Eloise Eonnet, Hadrian Dagannaud-Brouard, Chaya Cuénot

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Drowning Mona

Directed by: Nick Gomez

Starring: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Neve Campbell, Jamie Lee Curtis

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Directed by: David Michael Latt

Starring: C.C. Costigan, Kim Little, Chris Hoffman, Dean Stapleton

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Directed by: Claude Chabrol

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Anna and the King

Directed by: Andy Tennant

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Casting Couch

Directed by: Christopher Clam

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Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

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Directed by: Mohan Segal?

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1999 ?

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Elliot Richardson: American lieutenant and politician 11th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1999).
  • Five hijackers, who had been holding 155 hostages on an Indian Airlines plane, leave the plane with two Islamic clerics that they had demanded be freed.
  • US turns over complete administration of the Panama Canal to the Panamanian Government as stipulated in the Torrijos-Carter Treaty of 1977 free of liens and debts, in good operation and with a $1 billion investment program in place designed to ensure continued first class service to the maritime world. At the transfer, more than 97 percent of the Canal's 9,000 workers are Panamanian.
  • Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.

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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1999 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Donell Jones - U Know What's Up
  2. Hot Boyz - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring NAS, EVE & Q-Tip
  3. 24/7 - Kevon Edmonds
  4. Jagged Edge - He Can't Love U
  5. Get It On Tonite - Montell Jordan
  6. Dancin' - Guy
  7. Ideal - Get Gone
  8. Mint Condition - If You Love Me
  9. Deep Inside - Mary J. Blige
  10. Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Ritmo Total [Rhythm Divine] - Enrique Iglesias
  2. Alguna Vez - Cristian
  3. Pero Dile - Victor Manuelle
  4. Te Ofrezco Un Corazon - Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga
  5. Carlos Vives - Fruta Fresca
  6. Te Quiero Mucho - Los Rieleros del Norte
  7. Dimelo [I Need To Know] - Marc Anthony
  8. Escuchame - Carlos Ponce
  9. Desnuda - Ricardo Arjona
  10. Si No Te Hubieras Ido - Marco Antonio Solis
Top #10 songs in the UK
  1. I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun - Westlife
  2. Fatboy Slim - Praise You
  3. Steps - Heartbeat / Tragedy
  4. Re-Rewind The Crowd Say Bo Selecta - Artful Dodger featuring Craig David
  5. S Club 7 - Two In A Million / You're My Number One
  6. You Should Be... - Blockster
  7. Donell Jones - U Know What's Up
  8. Chocolate Salty Balls (PS I Love You) - Chef
  9. Goodbye - The Spice Girls
  10. Alice Deejay - Back In My Life


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

Hearts in Atlantis

By: Stephen King

Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation.

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Atlantis Found

By: Clive Cussler

Marine explorer Dirk Pitt faces off against an elite army from an era gone-by in order to uncover the secrets of an ancient civilization in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

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Pop Goes the Weasel

By: James Patterson

Detective Alex Cross is back-and he's in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, D.C., murders with a pattern so twisted they leave investigators reeling.

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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

By: J. K. Rowling

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 ...

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Platform: Z-machine

Genre: Interactive fiction

Abomination: The Nemesis Project

Abomination: The Nemesis Project

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action Real-time tactics

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Cabela's Big Game Hunter III: The Next Harvest

Cabela's Big Game Hunter III: The Next Harvest

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

Carom 3D

Carom 3D

Platform: Windows

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Neoact

Evolution 2: Far Off Promise

Evolution 2: Far Off Promise

Platform: Dreamcast

Genre: Roguelike RPG

Publisher: Ubisoft

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Out of Sight

Studio: Universal

Format: VHS release

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Studio: MGM

Format: VHS release

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Beyond Silence

Studio: Miramax

Format: VHS release

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October Sky

Studio: Universal

Format: VHS and DVD release

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The Other Sister

Studio: Touchstone

Format: VHS and DVD release

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