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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 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 Personal Injuries by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nightcap. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dance Dance Revolution: Best of Cool Dancers or Beetle Adventure Racing.
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Movies

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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Wildflower

Directed by: David Michael Latt

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

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TV Series

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

Nightcap

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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Kanyadaan

Directed by: Mohan Segal?

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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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Music Charts

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

Books

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Personal Injuries

By: Scott Turow

To Robbie Feaver the law is all about making a play-to a client, a jury, or a judge. But when the flashy, womanizing, multimillion-dollar personal injury lawyer is caught offering bribes,

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Hunting Badger

By: Tony Hillerman

Three men raid the gambling casino run by the Ute nation and then disappear into the maze of canyons on the Utah-Arizona border.

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Saving Faith

By: David Baldacci

Believe the Power In a secluded house not far from Washington, D.C., the FBI is interviewing one of the most important witnesses it has ever had, a young woman named Faith

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The Century

By: Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster

What was it like to watch the Wright Brothers soar into the sky? To hear the first crackling voice aired on the radio? To cower in the ghastly trenches of Europe during World War I? To lose everything in the ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Clue Chronicles: Fatal Illusion

Platform: Windows

Genre: Adventure game / Detective mystery / Puzzle-Solving

Publisher: Atari Interactive, Inc.

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Chōkūkan Night Pro Yakyū King 2

Chōkūkan Night Pro Yakyū King 2

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Imagineer

Dance Dance Revolution: Best of Cool Dancers

Dance Dance Revolution: Best of Cool Dancers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Music, Exercise

Publisher: Konami

Densha de Go! 64

Densha de Go! 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Taito

Beetle Adventure Racing

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Arcade style racing

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Home videos

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

Detroit Rock City

Studio: New Line

Format: VHS and DVD release

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Studio: VHS release; part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Collection

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The North Avenue Irregulars

Studio: Disney

Format: VHS release

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Titanic

Studio: Paramount

Format: DVD release

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Meet Joe Black

Studio: Universal

Format: VHS and DVD release

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