Tuesday May 19, 1998

US date format: 5/19/1998, UK date format: 19/5/1998

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Haruto Maruyama . In that special week of May people in US were listening to My All by Mariah Carey. In UK Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while The Man Who Listens To Horses by Monty Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Saaya. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blue's Clues: Blue's Birthday Adventure or Airline Tycoon.
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Historical Events

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  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
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  • The US aircraft Yorktown is located by searchers, three miles below the ocean surface, where she sank on June 7, 1942.
  • The Galaxy IV communications satellite fails, leaving 80–90% of the world's pagers without service.
  • The wreck of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, sunk during the Battle of Midway in 1942, is found near Midway Atoll by a team led by former US Navy officer Robert D. Ballard.

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The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Country: United States of America

The Celebration

The Celebration

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

The Dreamlife of Angels

The Dreamlife of Angels

Directed by: Erick Zonca

Starring: Élodie Bouchez, Natacha Régnier, Grégoire Colin, Patrick Mercado

The Mighty

The Mighty

Directed by: Peter Chelsom

Starring: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

A Perfect Murder

A Perfect Murder

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 19, 1998?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - I Get Lonely
  2. - Too Closeyoutube
  3. - It's All About Me
  4. - My All/Breakdown
  5. - The Arms Of The One Who Loves You
  6. - Let's Ride
  7. - All My Life/Don't Rush (Take Love Slowly)
  8. - A Rose Is Still A Rose
  9. - Body Bumpin' Yippie-Yi-Yo
  10. - Money, Power & Respect
Sport Games on May 19, 1998

Sport Games on May 19, 1998


American Basketball
  • Indiana Pacers - Chicago Bulls : 98 - 104
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TV Series

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Directed by: Anurag Basu

Sex and the City

Sex and the City

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Open House

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin



Directed by: Franco Amurri

Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

Directed by: Morio Asaka

Days to next May 19

If May 19, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 4 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 28 days.

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Man Who Listens To Horses by Monty Roberts

The Man Who Listens To Horses


Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer–an American original whose gentle Join-Up® training method reveals the depth of communication possible between man and animal.

The Target by Catherine Coulter

The Target


FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are faced with the case of an abducted child. But is the girl's kidnapper really her savior?FBI

Paradise by Toni Morrison



“They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.” So begins Toni Morrison’s Paradise, which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma.

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie


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 Street Lawyer by John Grisham

The Street Lawyer


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.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Air Boarder 64

Air Boarder 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Human Entertainment; EU GMI

Armed Police Batrider

Armed Police Batrider

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up / Manic shooter

Publisher: Eighting

Blue's Clues: Blue's Birthday Adventure

Blue's Clues: Blue's Birthday Adventure

Platform: Mac OS, Windows

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

Guardian's Crusade

Guardian's Crusade

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Tamsoft; NA/PAL Activision

Airline Tycoon

Airline Tycoon

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, MorphOS, Linux, ZETA, iOS, Android

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: Infogrames: Original Monte Cristo: First Class, Evolution Spellbound: Deluxe for Windows RuneSoft: Deluxe for Linux, Mac OS X, ZETA, iOS, Android


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $72.62
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $28.94
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $85.81
  • General Electric GE: opens at $82.87
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $125.62

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