Thursday April 23, 1998
US date format: 4/23/1998, UK date format: 23/4/1998
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 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.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Too Close by Next.
In UK It's Like That by Run-DMC vs Jason Nevins was in the top 5 hits.
Little Men, directed by Rodney Gibbons, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998
while Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Open House.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War or Chill.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 23, 1998?
- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
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- The Yugoslav Army ambushes a group of Kosovo Liberation Army fighters attempting to smuggle weapons from Albania into Kosovo, killing 19.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 23, 1998?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Montell Jordan Feat. Master P & Silkk The Shocker - Let's Ride
- Next - Too Close
- K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life/Don't Rush (Take Love Slowly)
- Mya & Sisqo - It's All About Me
- Public Announcement - Body Bumpin' Yippie-Yi-Yo
- Aretha Franklin - A Rose Is Still A Rose
- Sylk-E. Fyne Featuring Chill - Romeo And Juliet
- The Lox [Featuring DMX & Lil' Kim] - Money, Power & Respect
- Usher - Nice & Slow
- Destiny's Child - No, No, No
Sport Games on April 23, 1998
- Atlanta Hawks - Charlotte Hornets : 87 - 97
- Cleveland Cavaliers - Indiana Pacers : 77 - 106
- Houston Rockets - Utah Jazz : 103 - 90
- San Antonio Spurs - Phoenix Suns : 102 - 96
Division 2Football (France)
- Nice - Lille : 2 - 1
- Ajax - Willem II : 6 - 1
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