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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 Sofia Richie and Ellery Hicks. 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 Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Minty. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bushido Blade 2 or Dungeon Master Nexus.
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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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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 24 August 1998 ?

  • 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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  • 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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Sport Games on 24 August 1998

Bundesliga 2
Football (Germany)
  • St Pauli - Bielefeld : 1 - 2
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Premier League
UK Soccer
  • Leeds - Blackburn : 1 - 0
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Liga I
Football (Portugal)
  • Setubal - Sp Lisbon : 1 - 1
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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


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

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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A Monk Swimming

By: Malachy McCourt

Slapped with a libel suit after an appearance on a talk show, Malachy McCourt crows, "If they could only see me now in the slums of Limerick, a big shot, sued

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Angela's Ashes

By: Frank McCourt

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.

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Low Country

By: Anne Rivers Siddons

Caroline Venable has everything her Southern heritage promised: money, prestige, a powerful husband—and a predictable routine of country-club luncheons, cocktail parties, and dinners hosting her husband's wealthy friends, clients, and associates

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bushido Blade 2

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: JP Square; NA Square Electronic Arts

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Blast Radius

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Space combat simulator

Publisher: Psygnosis

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Colin McRae Rally

Platform: PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters (PC)[1] Codemasters/SCEA/Spike (PS) THQ (GBC)

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Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe Series

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: Microsoft

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Dungeon Master Nexus

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Victor Interactive Software

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