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Sunday 2 August 1998

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paia Lee . In that special week of August people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. In UK Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya was in the top 5 hits. Ever After: A Cinderella Story, directed by Andy Tennant, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Ship Of Gold In The Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whose Line Is It Anyway?. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cool Boarders 3 or Asghan: The Dragon Slayer.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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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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The Mask of Zorro

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

The Genie from Down Under 2

Starring: Alexandra Milman, Glenn Meldrum, Sandy Winton, Anna Galvin

Country: Australia

GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka

Starring: Takashi Sorimachi, Nanako Matsushima, Aya Enjôji, Naohito Fujiki

Country: Japan

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L.A. Detectives

Starring: Bill Kurtis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 August 1998 ?

  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
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  • 26th du Maurier Golf Classic
  • 30th Curtis Cup
  • Second Congo War begins. 3,900,000 people are killed before it ends in 2003, making it the bloodiest war, to date, since World War II.
  • Yangtze River Floods: In China the Yangtze River breaks through the main bank before this, from August 1–5, peripheral levees collapsed consecutively in Jiayu County Baizhou Bay. The death toll exceeds 12,000, with many thousands more injured.

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Sport Games on 2 August 1998

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Gutersloh - FC Koln : 0 - 1
  • Mainz - Greuther Furth : 3 - 0
  • Oberhausen - Uerdingen : 0 - 0
  • Ulm - Wattenscheid : 2 - 0
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Hearts - Rangers : 2 - 1
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Ship Of Gold In The Deep Blue Sea

By: Gary Kinder

Originally published in 1998 and a best seller in its hardcover and paperback publications, Gary Kinder’s Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea tells the story of the sinking of

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The Millionaire Next Door

By: Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

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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, including the National Book Award, and went on to ...

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Rising Tides

By: Nora Roberts

The second novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts' stunning Chesapeake Bay Saga, where the Quinn brothers must return to their family home on the Maryland shore, to honor their father's last request...Ethan

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cool Boarders 3

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: 989 Studios

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Asghan: The Dragon Slayer

Asghan: The Dragon Slayer

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action/Adventure

Publisher: Grolier Interactive

Cabela's Big Game Hunter

Platform: Windows

Genre: Sports, Shooter

Publisher: HeadGames Publishing

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The ClueFinders 4th Grade Adventures: Puzzle of the Pyramid

The ClueFinders 4th Grade Adventures: Puzzle of the Pyramid

Platform: PC (Windows, Macintosh)

Genre: Educational/Adventure

Publisher: The Learning Company

Magical Tetris Challenge

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Game Boy Color

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: JP Capcom; NA Capcom; EU Activision

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