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Friday 31 December 1999, NewYear’s Eve

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. 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 The Millennium Prayer by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. The Virgin Suicides, directed by Sofia Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999 while Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Child of Our Time. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jane's Fleet Command or Atlantis II.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Child of Our Time

Starring: Robert Winston

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Inhale

Starring: Kent George, Steve Ross, David X.

Country: United States

Great Crimes and Trials

Starring: Robert Powell

Country: United States

America's Test Kitchen

Starring: Christopher Kimball, Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Adam Ried

Country: United States

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Hits from the Street

Starring: Al Shearer, Lewis T. Powell

Country: United States

Movies

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

The Virgin Suicides

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods

Country: United States

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Galaxy Quest

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Starring: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

Country: United States

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The Ninth Gate

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin

Country: United States

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Man on the Moon

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker

Country: United States

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Any Given Sunday

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1999 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Elliot Richardson: American lieutenant and politician 11th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1999).
Facts:
  • 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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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1999?

  • Time: Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9722
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.518519

Books

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

Tuesdays With Morrie

By: Mitch Albom

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to ...

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Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

By: J. K. Rowling

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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The Greatest Generation

By: Tom Brokaw

The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years.

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And The Crowd Goes Wild

By: Joe Garner

The New York Times Bestseller The USA Today Bestseller The Wall Street Journal Bestseller Fans Wept. The Crowd Cheered. The Announcers Went Wild. You Just Had To Be There.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Black Isle Studios Interplay Entertainment

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Bionic Commando: Elite Forces

Platform: Game Boy Color, 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

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Jane's Fleet Command

Platform: PC (Windows)

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Electronic Arts (1999) Strategy First (2006)

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Atlantis II

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS iOS

Genre: First person adventure game

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Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: LucasArts

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