Saturday May 02, 1998

US date format: 5/2/1998, UK date format: 2/5/1998

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 2, 1998). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Luqman Podolski . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. In UK It's Like That by Run-DMC vs Jason Nevins was in the top 5 hits. Happiness, directed by Todd Solondz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Open House. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate or DX-Ball 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 02, 1998?


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  • The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.
  • 124th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins in 2:02.4.

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Directed by: Todd Solondz

Starring: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Michael Lee Gogin

Country: United States of America

I Stand Alone

I Stand Alone

Directed by: Gaspar Noé

Starring: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Martine Audrain

My Name Is Joe

My Name Is Joe

Directed by: Ken Loach

Starring: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh

The Horse Whisperer

The Horse Whisperer

Directed by: Robert Redford

Starring: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Dianne Wiest

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 02, 1998?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Too Closeyoutube
  2. - Let's Ride
  3. - It's All About Me
  4. - All My Life/Don't Rush (Take Love Slowly)
  5. - A Rose Is Still A Rose
  6. - Body Bumpin' Yippie-Yi-Yo
  7. - The Arms Of The One Who Loves You
  8. - Money, Power & Respect
  9. - Romeo And Juliet
  10. - No, No, No
Sport Games on May 02, 1998

Sport Games on May 02, 1998


American Basketball
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Seattle SuperSonics : 84 - 97
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Serie A

Italian Football
  • Lecce - Lazio : 1 - 0
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Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Bielefeld - FC Koln : 2 - 1
  • Dortmund - Hamburg : 0 - 1
  • Duisburg - Bayern Munich : 0 - 0
  • Kaiserslautern - Wolfsburg : 4 - 0
  • Karlsruhe - Stuttgart : 4 - 2
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La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • La Coruna - Valencia : 1 - 2
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Open House

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin



Directed by: Franco Amurri

Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

Directed by: Morio Asaka



Directed by: Paul McGuigan

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Written by:

Directed by: Hirokazu Yamada

Starring: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Kevin Seymour, Steve Blum

Country: Japan

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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air


National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel

The Long Road Home


Bestselling novelist Danielle Steel takes us on a harrowing journey into the heart of America's hidden shame in a novel that explores the power of forgiveness, the dark side of childhood, and one woman's unbreakable spirit.From

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes


A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh

Talking to Heaven


Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham

The Street Lawyer


Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

TOCA 2 Touring Cars

TOCA 2 Touring Cars

Platform: PlayStation Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations GOG Ltd

Godzilla Trading Battle

Godzilla Trading Battle

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action

Publisher: Toho

Digital Monster Ver. S: Digimon Tamers

Digital Monster Ver. S: Digimon Tamers

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Bandai

DX-Ball 2

DX-Ball 2

Platform: Windows 9x, NT, 2K, XP, Vista and 7

Genre: Brick buster

Publisher: Longbow Digital Arts

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