Friday July 17, 1998

US date format: 7/17/1998, UK date format: 17/7/1998

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 17, 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 Felipe Juan Marichalar and Felipe Marichalar. In that special week of July people in US were listening to The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica. In UK Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya was in the top 5 hits. The Negotiator, directed by F. Gary Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Get Real. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines or Fighters Destiny.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
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Events

  • Russia buries tsar Nicholas II and family, 80 years after they died
  • A diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crime against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
  • Papua New Guinea earthquake: A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless.
  • The 7.0 Mw Papua New Guinea earthquake shakes the region near Aitape with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). This submarine earthquake triggered a landslide that caused a destructive tsunami, leaving 2,183–2,700 dead and thousands injured.

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Movies

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The Negotiator

The Negotiator

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin

Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Patrick Godfrey

Country: United States of America

Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino

Phantasm IV: Oblivion

Phantasm IV: Oblivion

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, Heidi Marnhout

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of July 17, 1998?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - The Boy Is Mineyoutube
  2. - They Don't Know/Are U Still Down
  3. - Friend Of Mine
  4. - Make It Hot
  5. - Too Closeyoutube
  6. - My Way
  7. - Still Not A Player
  8. - Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)
  9. - I Get Lonely
  10. - My All/Breakdown

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Get Real

Get Real

Directed by: Simon Shore

Saaya

Saaya

Directed by: Anurag Basu

Sex and the City

Sex and the City

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Open House

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

Flashback

Flashback

Directed by: Franco Amurri

Days to next July 17

If July 17, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 2 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha

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A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.Speaking

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

I Know This Much Is True

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On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother, Thomas, entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed …

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham

The Street Lawyer

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Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all.

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to …

The Last Full Measure by Jeff Shaara

The Last Full Measure

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In the Pulitzer prize–winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time. The Last Full Measure tells the epic story of the events following

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bio F.R.E.A.K.S.

Bio F.R.E.A.K.S.

Platform: Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Midway Games

F-Zero X

F-Zero X

Platform: Nintendo 64, iQue Player

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Nintendo

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Fighters Destiny

Fighters Destiny

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Versus fighting

Publisher: Ocean of America, Inc. Ocean Software Ltd. Imagineer

Gunmetal

Gunmetal

Platform: DOS, Windows

Genre: Action adventure, First Person Shooter

Publisher: Mad Genius Software Tri Synergy

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $71.56
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $37.25
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $117.50
  • General Electric GE: opens at $96.00
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $118.56

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 17, 1998?

On July 17, 1998 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is July 17, 1998?

On July 17, 1998 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 17, 1998?

On July 17, 1998 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 17, 1998?

On July 17, 1998 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on July 17, 1998?

On July 17, 1998 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 17, 1998?

On July 17, 1998 several famous people were born including, Felipe Juan Marichalar, Felipe Marichalar, Kennedy Slocum.

What was the number one song in July 17, 1998?

The number one song in the week of July 17, 1998 was The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica in US and Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya in UK.

What were the top hits on July 17, 1998?

The top hits on July 17, 1998 were The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica, You're Still The One by Shania Twain, My Way by Usher in US and Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya, C'est La Vie by B*Witched, Freak Me by Another Level in UK.


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