Wednesday February 18, 1998

US date format: 2/18/1998, UK date format: 18/2/1998

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 18, 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 Chwe Hansol . In that special week of February people in US were listening to Nice & Slow by Usher. In UK Doctor Jones by Aqua was in the top 5 hits. The Man in the Iron Mask, directed by Randall Wallace, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gardish. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deathtrap Dungeon or CyberStorm 2: Corporate Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 18, 1998?


Holidays

  • Independence Day in The Gambia (1965)

Events

  • Robert Merrill, songwriter ("Funny Girl"), commits suicide at age 76.
  • New York Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell.

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Famous Deaths

Movies

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The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

Directed by: Randall Wallace

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu

Country: United States of America

U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshals

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Joe Pantoliano

Twilight

Twilight

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon

Gunshy

Gunshy

Directed by: Jeff Celentano

Starring: William Petersen, Michael Wincott, Diane Lane, Kevin Gage

Shrieker

Shrieker

Directed by: David DeCoteau

Starring: Tanya Dempsey, Jamie Gannon, Parry Shen, Alison Cuffe

Sport Games on February 18, 1998

Sport Games on February 18, 1998


NBA

American Basketball
  • Boston Celtics - Vancouver Grizzlies : 114 - 105
  • Charlotte Hornets - Golden State Warriors : 77 - 88
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Phoenix Suns : 103 - 110
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Washington Wizards : 108 - 98
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Orlando Magic : 102 - 115
See all Basketball game results of February 18, 1998

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Man City - Ipswich : 1 - 2
  • Norwich - Tranmere : 0 - 2
  • Wolves - Bradford : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of February 18, 1998

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Aston Villa - Man United : 0 - 2
  • Southampton - Coventry : 1 - 2
See all Football game results of February 18, 1998

TV Series

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Gardish

Gardish

Directed by: Priyadarshan

Sparsh

Sparsh

Dawson's Creek

Dawson's Creek

Directed by: Steve Miner

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Directed by: Ken Scott

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air

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National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

The Winner by David Baldacci

The Winner

By:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn incredible new page-turner from thriller master David Baldacci...THE DREAMShe is twenty, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 …

Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh

Talking to Heaven

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Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death

The Partner by John Grisham

The Partner

By:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROnce he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm—and ran for his life.

Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes

Birthday Letters

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Formerly Poet Laureate to Queen Elizabeth II, the late Ted Hughes (1930-98) is recognized as one of the few contemporary poets whose work has mythic scope and power.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64

Genre: Action, shooter

Publisher: Nintendo 64 NA LucasArts EU Nintendo Windows LucasArts; NA LucasArts; EU Nintendo

Deathtrap Dungeon

Deathtrap Dungeon

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

CyberStorm 2: Corporate Wars

CyberStorm 2: Corporate Wars

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based tactics, Real-time strategy

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

Divi-Dead

Divi-Dead

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Eroge, visual novel

Publisher: NA Himeya Soft; EU Otaku Publishing

Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within

Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Point-and-click adventure, survival horror

Publisher: NA Agetec; JP Human Entertainment

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $62.31
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $19.56
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $154.63
  • General Electric GE: opens at $78.06
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $102.00

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