It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Together Again by Janet. In UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Great Expectations, directed by Alfonso Cuarn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while The Partner by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..



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

  • Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations
    directed by Alfonso Cuarn
    starring: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria
  • Spice WorldSpice World
    directed by Bob Spiers
    starring: Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm
  • CubeCube
    directed by Vincenzo Natali
    starring: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett
  • FallenFallen
    directed by Gregory Hoblit
    starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland
  • Half BakedHalf Baked
    directed by Tamra Davis
    starring: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Daz, Jim Breuer


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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Monday, 02 February 1998 ?

  • Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
  • St. Adelbald
  • Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
  • United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
  • Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
  • Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
  • Czech Republic - Hromnice.
  • St. Cornelius
  • France - CrOpe Day.

  • Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in NYC for cocaine overdose
  • Philippine DC-9 crashes apparently killing all 104 on board.


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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in February 1998 ?

  •  Entertainment Weekly: no.416 EW
    Entertainment Weekly: no.416
  •  Esquire Magazine cover Esquire
  •  TIME Magazine Cover: Monica Lewinsky & Bill Clinton -- Feb. 2, 1998 Time
    TIME Magazine Cover: Monica Lewinsky & Bill Clinton -- Feb. 2, 1998
  •  Wired - February, 1998 Wired
    Wired - February, 1998


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

The Partner by John Grisham

The Partner

by John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROnce he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm—and ran for [...]

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

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, [...]

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

by John Berendt

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981.  Was it murder or self-defense?  For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this [...]

Paradise by Toni Morrison


by Toni Morrison

“They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.” So begins Toni Morrison’s Paradise, which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its [...]

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