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Monday 17 August 1998

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1998). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Calvin Mijnsbergen . 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. Train of Life, directed by Radu Mihaileanu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hercules. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Act of War or Future Cop: LAPD.
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What the sky looked like on 17 August 1998

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

Train of Life

Directed by: Radu Mihaileanu

Starring: Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari, Michel Muller

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Hilary and Jackie

Directed by: Anand Tucker

Starring: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey

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Directed by: Hirotsugu Kawasaki

Starring: Shotaro Morikubo, Ryuji Aigase, Takehito Koyasu, Katsumi Suzuki

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Twice Upon a Yesterday

Directed by: Maria Ripoll

Starring: Lena Headey, Douglas Henshall, Penélope Cruz, Gustavo Salmerón

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Directed by: John Musker & Ron Clements

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Get Real

Directed by: Simon Shore

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Any Day Now

Directed by: Travis Fine

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Directed by: Sergio Castilla

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Rude Awakening

Directed by: Peter Sasdy

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1998 ?

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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  • Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an ''improper physical relationship'' with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he ''misled people'' about the relationship.

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Sport Games on 17 August 1998

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Karlsruhe - St Pauli : 3 - 0
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Arsenal - Nott'm Forest : 2 - 1
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 1998 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1998 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Kelly Price - Friend Of Mine
  2. Make It Hot - Nicole Featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott & Mocha
  3. Monica - The First Night
  4. Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
  5. They Don't Know/Are U Still Down - Jon B
  6. Tatyana Ali - Daydreamin'
  7. Usher - My Way
  8. Next - Too Close
  9. Lookin' At Me - Mase Featuring Puff Daddy
  10. Still Not A Player - Big Punisher Featuring Joe
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Te Quiero Tanto, Tanto - Onda Vaselina
  2. Elvis Crespo - Tu Sonrisa
  3. Pepe Aguilar - Por Mujeres Como Tu
  4. Yo Naci Para Amarte - Alejandro Fernandez
  5. Corazon Encadenado - Gisselle Y Sergio Vargas
  6. Desde Que Te Amo - Los Tucanes de Tijuana
  7. Gloria Estefan - Oye
  8. Corazoncito - Grupo Mania
  9. Ricky Martin - Vuelve
  10. Se Me Rompe El Alma - Victor Manuelle


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

The Notebook

By: Nicholas Sparks

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

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The Best Laid Plans

By: Sidney Sheldon

He wanted power. Oliver Russell is fated to rise to the pinnacle of power, the office of President of the United States. She wanted revenge. Leslie Stewart is his betrayed fiancee, a woman dedicated to a single purpose-the downfall of ...

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Cold Mountain

By: Charles Frazier

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 ...

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Coast Road

By: Barbara Delinsky

Hailed as "a heartwarming story" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), a celebration of what matters most in life, Barbara Delinsky's profoundly moving New York Times bestseller is as richly textured and captivating

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Baldur's Gate

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Black Isle Studios[1] Interplay Entertainment

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Act of War

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

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Future Cop: LAPD

Platform: PlayStation Windows Mac OS PlayStation Network

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Warhammer: Dark Omen

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Magical Tetris Challenge

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Game Boy Color

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: JP Capcom; NA Capcom; EU Activision

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

The Apple Dumpling Gang

Studio: VHS release; part of the Walt Disney Film Classics:

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Spice World

Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Video

Format: VHS release

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The Devil's Advocate

Studio: Warner Home Video

Format: DVD release

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The X-Files

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Format: VHS release

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Small Soldiers

Studio: DreamWorks

Format: VHS release

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