Wednesday May 13, 1998

US date format: 5/13/1998, UK date format: 13/5/1998

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 13, 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 Luca Zidane and Luciano . 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 Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes or DX-Ball 2.
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Historical Events

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  • Saint Maria Dominica Mazzarello (died 1881)
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  • India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, following the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
  • Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesians of Chinese descent are looted and women raped.
  • Riots directed against Chinese Indonesians break out in Indonesia. Indonesian natives destroy and burn Chinese Indonesian-owned properties, however, most of the 1,000 people who died in the riots were the Javanese Indonesian looters who targeted the Chinese shops, not the Chinese themselves, since the looters were burnt to death in a massive fire.

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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

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 13, 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 13, 1998

Sport Games on May 13, 1998


American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Chicago Bulls : 84 - 93
  • New York Knicks - Indiana Pacers : 88 - 99
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Ethniki Katigoria

Football (Greece)
  • Apollon - Kavala : 1 - 2
  • Kalamata - Panathinaikos : 0 - 2
  • OFI - AEK : 1 - 1
  • Olympiakos - Panahaiki : 3 - 1
  • Paniliakos - Ionikos : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of May 13, 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 13

If May 13, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 4 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 21 days.

Magazine Covers

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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?

Close Combat III: The Russian Front

Close Combat III: The Russian Front

Platform: Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Astra Super Stars

Astra Super Stars

Platform: Arcade Game, Sega Saturn

Genre: 2D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Sunsoft

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes

Platform: Arcade Dreamcast PlayStation PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Capcom Virgin Interactive

DX-Ball 2

DX-Ball 2

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

Genre: Brick buster

Publisher: Longbow Digital Arts

Duke Nukem: Time To Kill

Duke Nukem: Time To Kill

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: NA GT Interactive Software; EU Take-Two Interactive


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $73.62
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $30.06
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $88.69
  • General Electric GE: opens at $83.87
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $120.25

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