Wednesday August 19, 1998

US date format: 8/19/1998, UK date format: 19/8/1998

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 19, 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 Ella Guevara . 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 Quite A Year For Plums by Bailey White was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hercules. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gauntlet Legends or Aliens Online.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
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Events

  • On the day of his 52nd birthday, U.S. President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. He also admits before the nation that night in a nationally televised address that he "misled people" about his sexual affair with Lewinsky.

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Movies

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Train of Life

Train of Life

Directed by: Radu Mihaileanu

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

Hilary and Jackie

Hilary and Jackie

Directed by: Anand Tucker

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

Spriggan

Spriggan

Directed by: Hirotsugu Kawasaki

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

Twice Upon a Yesterday

Twice Upon a Yesterday

Directed by: Maria Ripoll

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

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Hercules

Hercules

Directed by: John Musker & Ron Clements

Get Real

Get Real

Directed by: Simon Shore

Any Day Now

Any Day Now

Directed by: Travis Fine

Perla

Perla

Directed by: Sergio Castilla

Get Real

Get Real

Directed by: Simon Shore

Days to next August 19

If August 19, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 1 month, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Quite A Year For Plums by Bailey White

Quite A Year For Plums

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Anyone who has read the best-selling Mama Makes Up Her Mind or listened to Bailey White's commentaries on NPR knows that she is a storyteller of inimitable wit and charm.

The Klone and I by Danielle Steel

The Klone and I

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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.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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“A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution“A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.”—Washington

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

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The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gauntlet Legends

Gauntlet Legends

Platform: Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Dreamcast

Genre: Hack and slash, dungeon crawl

Publisher: Atari Games Midway Games (home versions)

Blaze and Blade: Eternal Quest

Blaze and Blade: Eternal Quest

Platform: PlayStation, Windows

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: THQ (Windows) Funsoft (PlayStation)

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Goemon's Great Adventure

Goemon's Great Adventure

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Konami

Aliens Online

Aliens Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: GameStorm Kesmai Fox Interactive

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $70.06
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $43.50
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $112.25
  • General Electric GE: opens at $91.19
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $129.50

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 19, 1998?

On August 19, 1998 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is August 19, 1998?

On August 19, 1998 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 19, 1998?

On August 19, 1998 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 19, 1998?

On August 19, 1998 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 19, 1998?

On August 19, 1998 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 19, 1998?

On August 19, 1998 several famous people were born including, Ella Guevara.

What was the number one song in August 19, 1998?

The number one song in the week of August 19, 1998 was The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica in US and No Matter What by Boyzone in UK.

What were the top hits on August 19, 1998?

The top hits on August 19, 1998 were The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica, My Way by Usher, Adia by Sarah McLachlan in US and No Matter What by Boyzone, Viva Forever by The Spice Girls, Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) by Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya in UK.


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