Tuesday May 12, 1998

US date format: 5/12/1998, UK date format: 12/5/1998

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 12, 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 Mikey Murphy . 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. Dushman, directed by Tanuja Chandra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Amazing Grace by Kathleen Norris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Open House. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Black Dahlia or Genghis Khan: Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika IV.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 12, 1998?


  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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Famous Birthday


Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Directed by: Tanuja Chandra

Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Kajol, Jas Arora, Tanvi Azmi



Directed by: François Ozon

Starring: Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret, Marina de Van, Adrien de Van

Hope Floats

Hope Floats

Directed by: Forest Whitaker

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, Mae Whitman

Knock Off

Knock Off

Directed by: Hark Tsui

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider, Lela Rochon, Paul Sorvino

The General

The General

Directed by: John Boorman

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

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 12, 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. - I Get Lonely
  7. - All My Life/Don't Rush (Take Love Slowly)
  8. - A Rose Is Still A Rose
  9. - Body Bumpin' Yippie-Yi-Yo
  10. - Money, Power & Respect
Sport Games on May 12, 1998

Sport Games on May 12, 1998


American Basketball
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Seattle SuperSonics : 110 - 95
  • San Antonio Spurs - Utah Jazz : 77 - 87
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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

Days to next May 12

If May 12, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 4 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 18 days.

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Amazing Grace by Kathleen Norris

Amazing Grace


Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away, Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith.

Black And Blue by Anna Quindlen

Black And Blue


For eighteen years Fran Benedetto kept her secret, hid her bruises. She stayed with Bobby because she wanted her son to have a father, and because, in spite of everything, she loved him.

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door


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

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

Still Me by Christopher Reeve

Still Me


When the first Superman movie came out I was frequently asked 'What is a hero?' I remember the glib response I repeated so many times. My answer was that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering …


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Black Dahlia

Black Dahlia

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Interactive movie, Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: Interplay

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Bandai

Genghis Khan: Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika IV

Genghis Khan: Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika IV

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Koei

Blue's Clues: Blue's Birthday Adventure

Blue's Clues: Blue's Birthday Adventure

Platform: Mac OS, Windows

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

Bomberman Wars

Bomberman Wars

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: strategy

Publisher: Hudson Soft


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $73.00
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $30.56
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $83.25
  • General Electric GE: opens at $83.19
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $118.25

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