Sunday May 17, 1998

US date format: 5/17/1998, UK date format: 17/5/1998

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 17, 1998). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Chloe Alison and Ashley Wilson. 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 Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching We Can Work It Out. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Brigandine or Chill.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Directed by: Forest Whitaker

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

Knock Off

Directed by: Hark Tsui

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

The General

Directed by: John Boorman

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


Historical Events

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  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 17, 1998?

    Top #10 R&B songs

  1. Next - Too Close
  2. It's All About Me - Mya & Sisqo
  3. Let's Ride - Montell Jordan Feat. Master P & Silkk The Shocker
  4. My All/Breakdown - Mariah Carey
  5. Xscape - The Arms Of The One Who Loves You
  6. I Get Lonely - Janet Featuring BLACKstreet
  7. All My Life/Don't Rush (Take Love Slowly) - K-Ci & JoJo
  8. Aretha Franklin - A Rose Is Still A Rose
  9. Public Announcement - Body Bumpin' Yippie-Yi-Yo
  10. Money, Power & Respect - The Lox [Featuring DMX & Lil' Kim]
Sport Games on May 17, 1998

Sport Games on May 17, 1998

    Bundesliga 2

    Football (Germany)
  • F Koln - Freiburg : 0 - 2
  • Greuther Furth - Uerdingen : 3 - 1
  • Gutersloh - Stuttgarter K : 1 - 1
  • Unterhaching - Meppen : 1 - 0
  • Wattenscheid - Cottbus : 0 - 2
  • See all Football game results of May 17, 1998

TV Series

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

We Can Work It Out

Directed by: Not specifed


Directed by: Franco Amurri

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

Cardcaptor Sakura

Directed by: Morio Asaka


Directed by: Paul McGuigan

Magazine Covers

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

Memoirs of a Geisha

By: Arthur Golden

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

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 …

Tuesdays With Morrie

By: Mitch Albom

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 Long Road Home

By: Danielle Steel

Bestselling novelist Danielle Steel takes us on a harrowing journey into the heart of America's hidden shame in a novel that explores the power of forgiveness, the dark side of childhood, and one woman's unbreakable spirit.From

A Patchwork Planet

By: Anne Tyler

In this, her fourteenth novel--and one of her most endearing--Anne Tyler tells the story of a lovable loser who's trying to get his life in order.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Air Boarder 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Human Entertainment; EU GMI


Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: JP Hearty Robin; NA Atlus; JP Hearty Robin (Grand Edition)

CyberStorm 2: Corporate Wars

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based tactics, Real-time strategy

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: JP Square; NA Square Electronic Arts


Platform: PlayStation Sega Saturn (unpublished)

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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