Monday August 24, 1998
US date format: 8/24/1998, UK date format: 24/8/1998
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 24, 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.
Famous people born on this day include Sofia Richie 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.
Following, directed by Christopher Nolan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998
while A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hercules.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Black Dahlia or Asura Blade: Sword Of Dynasty.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 24, 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)
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- E.G. Marshall, American actor (The Defenders, Nixon, Absolute Power), dies at age 88 (born 1910).
- The first RFID human implantation is 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 24, 1998?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- Boyzone - No Matter What
- The Spice Girls - Viva Forever
- Pras Michel featuring ODB & Mya - Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)
- Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
- Sash! featuring Tina Cousins - Mysterious Times
Top #10 R&B songs
- Kelly Price - Friend Of Mine
- Monica - The First Night
- Nicole Featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott & Mocha - Make It Hot
- Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
- Tatyana Ali - Daydreamin'
- Jon B - They Don't Know/Are U Still Down
- Mya Featuring Silkk The Shocker - Movin' On
- Mase Featuring Puff Daddy - Lookin' At Me
- Tamia - So Into You
- Gerald Levert - Thinkin' Bout It
Sport Games on August 24, 1998
Bundesliga 2Football (Germany)
- St Pauli - Bielefeld : 1 - 2
Premier LeagueUK Soccer
- Leeds - Blackburn : 1 - 0
Liga IFootball (Portugal)
- Setubal - Sp Lisbon : 1 - 1
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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