Wednesday August 05, 1998

US date format: 8/5/1998, UK date format: 5/8/1998

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 5, 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 Mimi Keene and Kanon Suzuki. 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. Run Lola Run, directed by Tom Tykwer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Low Country by Anne Rivers Siddons was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Any Day Now. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Defender/Joust or Grand Prix Legends.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 05, 1998?


Holidays

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
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Events

  • The United States tells the Democratic Republic of the Congo's neighbours to not get involved with the rebellion in the east of the country. (BBC)
  • Korean Air Flight 8702 crashes near the airport due to bad weather, starting a fire. There were no fatalities but 25 people were injured.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Starring: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Country: United States of America

Dil Se..

Dil Se..

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, Preity Zinta, Raghuvir Yadav

The Interview

The Interview

Directed by: Craig Monahan

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Tony Martin, Aaron Jeffery, Paul Sonkkila

Blade

Blade

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright

Country: United States of America

Your Friends & Neighbors

Your Friends & Neighbors

Directed by: Neil LaBute

Starring: Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Ben Stiller, Nastassja Kinski

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 05, 1998?
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Sport Games on August 05, 1998

Sport Games on August 05, 1998


Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Stranraer - St Mirren : 0 - 1
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Any Day Now

Any Day Now

Directed by: Travis Fine

Perla

Perla

Directed by: Sergio Castilla

Get Real

Get Real

Directed by: Simon Shore

Saaya

Saaya

Directed by: Anurag Basu

Sex and the City

Sex and the City

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Days to next August 05

If August 05, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 1 month, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • LIFE: Wicked Weather
  • Time: The Killer Germ' E. Coli outbreaks. Digital photomontage. Electron micrograph E. coli O157:H7 bacte
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9650
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.443
  • Wired: Wired - August, 1998

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Low Country by Anne Rivers Siddons

Low Country

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Caroline Venable has everything her Southern heritage promised: money, prestige, a powerful husband—and a predictable routine of country-club luncheons, cocktail parties, and dinners hosting her husband's wealthy friends, clients, and associates

A Widow For One Year by John Irving

A Widow For One Year

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Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character--a "difficult" woman. By no means is she conventionally "nice," but she will never be forgotten.Ruth's story is told in three parts, each focusing on a crucial time in her life. When

We Are Our Mothers' Daughters by Cokie Roberts

We Are Our Mothers' Daughters

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In this revised and expanded tenth-anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller, renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts once again examines the nature of women's roles through the revealing lens

Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell

Point of Origin

By:

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

The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer

The Eleventh Commandment

By:

ELEVENTH COMMANDMENTJeffrey ArcherConnor Fitzgerald has an impressive resume. Military hero. Devoted family man. Servant of his country―as an assassin. Just as he's about to put his twenty-eight-year career at the CIA

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Anno 1602

Anno 1602

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy, city-building game

Publisher: Sunflowers Interactive Entertainment Software

Bomberman World

Bomberman World

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA Atlus; PAL Sony

Golden Nugget 64

Golden Nugget 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Casino

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Defender/Joust

Defender/Joust

Platform: Game Boy Color

Publisher: Midway

Grand Prix Legends

Grand Prix Legends

Platform: PC (Win)

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: Sierra Sports

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $67.12
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $33.75
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $104.12
  • General Electric GE: opens at $85.94
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $127.00

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 05, 1998?

On August 05, 1998 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is August 05, 1998?

On August 05, 1998 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 05, 1998?

On August 05, 1998 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 05, 1998?

On August 05, 1998 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 05, 1998?

On August 05, 1998 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 05, 1998?

On August 05, 1998 several famous people were born including, Mimi Keene, Kanon Suzuki.

Which famous people died on August 05, 1998?

Famous people died on August 05, 1998 include, Otto Kretschmer.

What was the number one song in August 05, 1998?

The number one song in the week of August 05, 1998 was The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica in US and No Matter What by Boyzone in UK.

What were the top hits on August 05, 1998?

The top hits on August 05, 1998 were The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica, You're Still The One by Shania Twain, My Way by Usher in US and No Matter What by Boyzone, Viva Forever by The Spice Girls, Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya in UK.


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