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..

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Movies

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 ?

Holidays
  • 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.

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

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Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Monica Lewinsky & Bill Clinton -- Feb. 2, 1998
TIME Magazine Cover: Monica Lewinsky & Bill Clinton -- Feb. 2, 1998

Magazine

 Entertainment Weekly: no.416
Entertainment Weekly: no.416

Magazine

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover

Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.9623
Sports Illustrated: no.9623
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Books

The Partner - John Grisham

The Partner - John Grisham

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Books

Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

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Books

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt

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Viking Appliances  Technology Appearance (1998)Viking Appliances Technology Appearance (1998)
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Rolex Oyster Explorer II Watch  Erling Kagge (1998)Rolex Oyster Explorer II Watch Erling Kagge (1998)
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