Wednesday May 06, 1998

US date format: 5/6/1998, UK date format: 6/5/1998

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 6, 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. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. In UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. The General, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Paradise by Toni Morrison was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Open House. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-1 World Grand Prix or Gangsters: Organized Crime.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 06, 1998?


  • Saint Justus
  • Sinaites of Serbia
  • New Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesus (d. 1803)
  • Seraphim the Struggler of Mt. Domvu
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  • Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.


Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The General

The General

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

The Impostors

The Impostors

Directed by: Stanley Tucci

Starring: Oliver Platt, Stanley Tucci, Walker Jones, Jessica Walling



Directed by: John Turturro

Starring: Leo Bassi, Henri Behar, Maurizio Benazzo, Fernando Bolles



Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Country: United States of America

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 06, 1998?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Too Closeyoutube
  2. - It's All About Me
  3. - Let's Ride
  4. - My All/Breakdown
  5. - The Arms Of The One Who Loves You
  6. - All My Life/Don't Rush (Take Love Slowly)
  7. - Turn It Up [Remix]/Fire It Up
  8. - A Rose Is Still A Rose
  9. - Body Bumpin' Yippie-Yi-Yo
  10. - Money, Power & Respect
Sport Games on May 06, 1998

Sport Games on May 06, 1998


American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Chicago Bulls : 78 - 76
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Seattle SuperSonics : 92 - 68
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La Liga Segunda Division

Football (Spain)
  • Sevilla - Albacete : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of May 06, 1998

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Liverpool - Arsenal : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of May 06, 1998

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

Days to next May 06

If May 06, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 4 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 11 days.

Magazine Covers

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


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain


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 …

Swimming To Catalina by Stuart Woods

Swimming To Catalina


Stone Barrington thought he'd heard the last of former girlfriend Arrington after she left him to marry Vance Calder, Hollywood's hottest star. The last thing Stone expected was a desperate call from Calder.

An Instance Of The Fingerpost by Iain Pears

An Instance Of The Fingerpost


A national bestseller and one of the New York Public Library's Books to Remember, An Instance of the Fingerpost is a thrilling historical mystery from Iain Pears."It

Consilience by Edward O. Wilson



An enormous intellectual adventure. In this groundbreaking new book, the American biologist Edward O. Wilson, considered to be one of the world's greatest living scientists, argues for the fundamental unity of

Pandora by Anne Rice



Anne Rice, creator of the Vampire Lestat, the Mayfair witches and the amazing worlds they inhabit, now gives us the first in a new series of novels linked together by the fledgling vampire David Talbot, who has set out to …


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

F-1 World Grand Prix

F-1 World Grand Prix

Platform: Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, PC, PlayStation

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: JP / EU Nintendo; NA Video System; NA / EU Sega; JP Video System; NA Eidos Interactive; EU Video System

Gangsters: Organized Crime

Gangsters: Organized Crime

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Eidos Interactive



Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sport (hunting) First-person shooter

Publisher: WizardWorks Software

Deep Fear

Deep Fear

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: Sega

3D Maze Man

3D Maze Man

Platform: PC (Windows 95/98)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: eGames, Inc.


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $74.06
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $29.87
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $87.50
  • General Electric GE: opens at $83.75
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $118.00

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