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Friday 8 May 1998

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jack LaBrant . 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. Deep Impact, directed by Mimi Leder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Micallef Program. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Extreme-G 2 or Brave Fencer Musashi.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Micallef Program

Starring: Shaun Micallef, Wayne Hope, Roz Hammond, Francis Greenslade

Country: Australia

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Alpha Bravo Charlie

Starring: Wiqar Ahmed, Aarshid Kazmi, Faraz Khan, Malik Ata Muhammad Khan

Country: Pakistan

Surprise Gardener

Starring: Victoria Gordon

Country: United States

If I Ruled the World

Starring: Clive Anderson, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hertenkamp

Starring: Joan Nederlof, Maureen Teeuwen, Marcel Musters, Finn Poncin

Country: Netherlands

Movies

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

Deep Impact

Directed by: Mimi Leder

Starring: Robert Duvall, Ta Leoni, Elijah Wood

Country: United States

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Les Misérables

Directed by: Bille August

Starring: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman

Country: United States

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City of Angels

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher

Country: United States

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Wild Things

Directed by: John McNaughton

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell

Country: United States

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The Man in the Iron Mask

Directed by: Randall Wallace

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1998 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bebe Rebozo: American banker and Watergate figure (Born 1912).
Facts:
  • CBS telecasts ''The Wizard of Oz'' for the last time. Beginning in 1999, ''The Wizard of Oz'' will be shown on cable, and in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 it will be telecast by the WB Television Network in addition to its cable showings.
  • India conducts 3 underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including 1 thermonuclear device.
  • The first euro coins are minted in Pessac, France. Because the final specifications for the coins were not finished in 1998, they will have to be melted and minted again in 1999.

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Sport Games on 8 May 1998

NBA
American Basketball
  • Chicago Bulls - Charlotte Hornets : 103 - 89
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Los Angeles Lakers : 103 - 119
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • CZ Jena - St Pauli : 1 - 1
  • Freiburg - Zwickau : 1 - 3
  • Stuttgarter K - Wattenscheid : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of 8 May 1998
Division 2
Football (France)
  • Amiens - Caen : 1 - 1
  • Gueugnon - Laval : 2 - 1
  • Le Mans - Louhans-Cuis. : 1 - 0
  • Lille - St Etienne : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of 8 May 1998
Liga I
Football (Portugal)
  • Sp Lisbon - Belenenses : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of 8 May 1998

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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.431
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Viagra: The Potency Pill -- May 4, 1998
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9637

Books

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

Talking to Heaven

By: James Van Praagh

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

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The Perfect Storm

By: Sebastian Junger

"There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." ―Los Angeles TimesIt was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high―a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists ...

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Sanctuary

By: Nora Roberts

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a seductive and suspenseful novel of dangerous liaisons and family betrayals…Photographer Jo Ellen Hathaway thought she'd escaped the house called Sanctuary long ago.

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Toxin

By: Robin Cook

Newly divorced surgeon Dr. Kim Regis is determined to remain a good father to his only son, Selden. On a special night out, Kim takes Seldon to his favorite fast-food restaurant

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Extreme-G 2

Platform: Nintendo 64, PC

Genre: Futuristic racing game

Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment

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Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell

Platform: Macintosh Windows Linux Android iOS Steam

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

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Get Medieval

Platform: Windows

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Monolith Productions

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Star Wars: Rebellion

Platform: PC

Genre: Real-time strategy, 4X

Publisher: LucasArts

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Brave Fencer Musashi

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: JP Square; NA Square Electronic Arts; JP Square Enix

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