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Thursday 20 August 1998

1998-08-20

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. In UK No Matter What by Boyzone was in the top 5 hits. Blade, directed by Stephen Norrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Blade

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson

Country: United States

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Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

Country: United States

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Saving Private Ryan

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

Country: United States

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Lolita

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith

Country: United States

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The Parent Trap

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Written by: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson

Starring: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall

Country: United States

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Maximum Bob

Starring: Beau Bridges, Liz Vassey, Sam Robards, Kiersten Warren

Country: United States

L.A. Detectives

Starring: Bill Kurtis

Country: United States

Watercolour Challenge

Starring: Sean Arnold, Karen Drury, Philip Franks, Jan Leeming

Country: United Kingdom

Gunfighters of the West

Starring: Tony Disabatino, Kevin Wiggins

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1998 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • The United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged Al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.
  • The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: 77-yr old astronaut, Ohio Sen. John Glenn.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9652
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.445

Books

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

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

By: Rebecca Wells

“A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution“A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.”—Washington

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Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution

By: Robert C. Atkins

The #1 New York Times bestseller featuring the Atkins Nutritional Approach™— a celebrity-favorite diet perfect for losing weight before your wedding or to bounce back into shape post-baby, or if you just want to look and feel your best—includes delicious ...

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Point of Origin

By: Patricia Cornwell

The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find them in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Patricia Cornwell.“Sears

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The Best Laid Plans

By: Sidney Sheldon

He wanted power. Oliver Russell is fated to rise to the pinnacle of power, the office of President of the United States. She wanted revenge. Leslie Stewart is his betrayed fiancee, a woman dedicated to a single purpose-the downfall of ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blaze and Blade: Eternal Quest

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: THQ (Windows) Funsoft (PlayStation)

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Carmen Sandiego Math Detective

Platform: Mac OS, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Educational

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Creatures 2

Platform: Windows

Genre: Artificial life

Publisher: Mindscape

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Destrega

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Koei

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European Air War

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

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