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Sunday 23 August 1998

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). 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. Blade, directed by Stephen Norrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Ship Of Gold In The Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Minty. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The ClueFinders 3rd Grade Adventures: The Mystery of Mathra or CyberStorm 2: Corporate Wars.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson

Country: United States

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Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

Country: United States

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Saving Private Ryan

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

Country: United States

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Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith

Country: United States

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The Parent Trap

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?


Starring: Angela Kelly, Damian de Montemas, Vivienne Garrett, Kim De Lury

Country: Australia

The Games

Written by: John Clarke, Ross Stevenson

Starring: John Clarke, Bryan Dawe, Gina Riley, Nicholas Bell

Country: Australia

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Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Written by: Mark Leveson, Dan Patterson

Starring: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall

Country: United States

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Maximum Bob

Starring: Beau Bridges, Liz Vassey, Sam Robards, Kiersten Warren

Country: United States

The Genie from Down Under 2

Starring: Alexandra Milman, Glenn Meldrum, Sandy Winton, Anna Galvin

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1998 ?

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
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  • Minnesota LPGA Classic

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Sport Games on 23 August 1998

Jupiler League
Football (Belgium)
  • Harelbeke - Kortrijk : 1 - 0
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Bundesliga 1
Football (Germany)
  • Hamburg - Bochum : 1 - 0
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Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • Cottbus - Karlsruhe : 4 - 0
  • F Koln - Greuther Furth : 1 - 4
  • Gutersloh - Hannover : 2 - 1
  • Oberhausen - Wattenscheid : 1 - 0
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Division 1
Football (United Kingdom)
  • Bradford - Bolton : 2 - 2
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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1998?

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.446447
  • Time: 77-yr old astronaut, Ohio Sen. John Glenn.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9652


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

Ship Of Gold In The Deep Blue Sea

By: Gary Kinder

Originally published in 1998 and a best seller in its hardcover and paperback publications, Gary Kinder’s Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea tells the story of the sinking of

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The Notebook

By: Nicholas Sparks

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

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Bridget Jones's Diary

By: Helen Fielding

The iconic #1 bestseller by Helen Fielding; Bridget Jones is now the inspiration for the September 2016 Working Title film release of Bridget Jones's Baby, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey and Emma Thompson.

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Rainbow Six

By: Tom Clancy

In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller, author Tom Clancy takes readers into the shadowy world of anti-terrorism and gets closer to reality than any government would care to admit...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aliens Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: GameStorm Kesmai Fox Interactive

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Platform: PlayStation Sega Saturn (unpublished)

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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The ClueFinders 3rd Grade Adventures: The Mystery of Mathra

Platform: PC (Windows, Macintosh)

Genre: Educational/Adventure/Mystery

Publisher: The Learning Company

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A Bug's Life

Platform: PlayStation Microsoft Windows Game Boy Color Nintendo 64 Game.com (cancelled) Sega Saturn (cancelled) Dreamcast (cancelled)

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment (PS) Disney Interactive (PC) THQ (GBC) Activision (N64)

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CyberStorm 2: Corporate Wars

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based tactics, Real-time strategy

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment

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