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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 Klone and I by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hercules. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cabela's Big Game Hunter II or Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six/Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6.
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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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Get Real

Directed by: Simon Shore

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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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Music Charts

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. The First Night - Monica
  4. Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
  5. They Don't Know/Are U Still Down - Jon B
  6. Daydreamin' - Tatyana Ali
  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
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Boyzone - No Matter What
  2. Viva Forever - The Spice Girls
  3. Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya - Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)
  4. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
  5. Mysterious Times - Sash! featuring Tina Cousins


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

The Klone and I

By: Danielle Steel

Stephanie had a rat for a husband. But after 13 years of marriage and two kids, she was devastated when he left her for a younger woman.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: John Berendt

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and ...

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Rainbow Six

By: Tom Clancy

In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller, author Tom Clancy takes readers into the shadowy world of anti-terrorism and gets closer to reality than any government would care to admit...

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Deathtrap Dungeon

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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Cabela's Big Game Hunter II

Cabela's Big Game Hunter II

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: HeadGames Publishing, Inc.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six/Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six/Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6

Genre: Tactical shooter

Publisher: Ubisoft

Star Wars: Rebellion

Star Wars: Rebellion

Platform: PC

Genre: Real-time strategy, 4X

Publisher: LucasArts

3D Maze Man

Platform: PC (Windows 95/98)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: eGames, Inc.

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Home videos

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


Studio: Warner Home Video

Format: VHS and DVD release

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Radioland Murders

Studio: Image Entertainment

Format: DVD release

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Good Burger

Studio: Paramount

Format: VHS release

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Lethal Weapon 4

Studio: Warner Home Video

Format: VHS release

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Mr. Magoo

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

Format: VHS release

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