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Monday 24 August 1998

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ellery Hicks and Robin Packalen. 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 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Minty. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Flame Dragon Plus or Test Drive Off-Road 2.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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

L.A. Detectives

Starring: Bill Kurtis

Country: United States

Watercolour Challenge

Starring: Sean Arnold, Karen Drury, Philip Franks, Jan Leeming

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gunfighters of the West

Starring: Tony Disabatino, Kevin Wiggins

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Blade

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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Lolita

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1998 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Facts:
  • E.G. Marshall, American actor (The Defenders, Nixon, Absolute Power), dies at age 88 (born 1910).
  • First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
  • A McDonnell Douglas MD-11 airliner (Swissair Flight 111) crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, after taking off from New York City en-route to Geneva all 229 people on board are killed.
  • A United Nations court finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide, marking the first time that the 1948 law banning genocide is enforced.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1998?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Bill Clinton -- Aug. 24, 1998
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9653
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.446447

Books

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

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

By: Rebecca Wells

“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

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Point of Origin

By: Patricia Cornwell

Point of Origin (A Scarpetta Novel)

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The Best Laid Plans

By: Sidney Sheldon

He wanted power. Oliver Russell is fated to rise to the pinnacle of power, the office of President of the United States. She wanted revenge. Leslie Stewart is his betrayed fiancee, a woman dedicated to a single purpose-the downfall 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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Flame Dragon Plus

Flame Dragon Plus

Platform: DOS

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: Dynasty International Information

Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Tennis

Publisher: Namco

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C3 Racing / Max Power Racing

C3 Racing / Max Power Racing

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Infogrames

Cabela's Big Game Hunter II

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: HeadGames Publishing, Inc.

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Test Drive Off-Road 2

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: NA Accolade; EU Electronic Arts; JP Capcom

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