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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- 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
- Ellery Hicks: American noted family, the daughter of NBC Sports announcer Hannah Storm and her husband Dan Hicks.
- Robin Packalen: Pop Singer.
- Sofia Andres: TV Actress.
- Sofia Richie: Model.
- Robin : Finnish singer.
- 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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