Thursday December 24, 1998, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1998, UK date format: 24/12/1998

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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. In that special week of December people in US were listening to I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly. In UK Believe by Cher was in the top 5 hits. Pourquoi pas moi?, directed by Stéphane Giusti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Mirror Image by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching See How They Run. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blast Radius or Crash Bandicoot: Warped.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.

Famous Deaths

  • : Canadian pole vaulter ice hockey player...

Movies

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Pourquoi pas moi?

Pourquoi pas moi?

Directed by: Stéphane Giusti

Starring: Amira Casar, Julie Gayet, Bruno Putzulu, Alexandra London

In Dreams

In Dreams

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Starring: Annette Bening, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Sagona, Aidan Quinn

Last Call

Last Call

Directed by: Christine Lucas

Starring: Peter Coyote, Eric Michael Cole, Lorene Prieto, Elizabeth Rossa

Mighty Joe Young

Mighty Joe Young

Directed by: Ron Underwood

Starring: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

Bimboland

Bimboland

Directed by: Ariel Zeitoun

Starring: Judith Godrèche, Aure Atika, Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Forte

TV Series

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See How They Run

See How They Run

Directed by: Emily Morse

Grafters

Grafters

Directed by: Nicholas J. DeMicco

The Life of Birds

The Life of Birds

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Brimstone

Brimstone

Directed by: Martin Koolhoven

Home Farm Twins

Home Farm Twins

Days to next December 24

If December 24, 1998 is your birthday you're 21 years, 9 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Mirror Image by Danielle Steel

Mirror Image

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To look at one was to see the other. For family, even the girls' own father, it was a constant guessing game.

The Ten Commandments by Laura Schlessinger and Stewart Vogel

The Ten Commandments

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The Ten Commandments are the first direct communication between a people and God. Designed to elevate our lives above mere frantic, animal existence to the sublime levels humanity is capable or

The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice

The Vampire Armand

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See the difference, read #1 bestselling author Anne Rice in Large Print* About Large PrintAll Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typefaceIn the latest installment of The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice summons up dazzling worlds to …

The Endurance by Caroline Alexander

The Endurance

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In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: …

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha

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A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.Speaking

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Air Boarder 64

Air Boarder 64

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Human Entertainment; EU GMI

Blast Radius

Blast Radius

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Space combat simulator

Publisher: Psygnosis

Cabela's Sportsman's Challenge

Cabela's Sportsman's Challenge

Platform: Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: HeadGames Publishing, Inc.

Crash Bandicoot: Warped

Crash Bandicoot: Warped

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

F-Zero X

F-Zero X

Platform: Nintendo 64, iQue Player

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Nintendo

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $75.12
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $39.88
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $143.63
  • General Electric GE: opens at $101.37
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $184.75

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 24, 1998?

On December 24, 1998 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 24, 1998?

On December 24, 1998 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 24, 1998?

On December 24, 1998 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 24, 1998?

On December 24, 1998 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 24, 1998?

On December 24, 1998 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people died on December 24, 1998?

Famous people died on December 24, 1998 include, Syl Apps.

What was the number one song in December 24, 1998?

The number one song in the week of December 24, 1998 was I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly in US and Believe by Cher in UK.

What were the top hits on December 24, 1998?

The top hits on December 24, 1998 were I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly, Nobody's Supposed To Be Here by Deborah Cox, Lately by Divine in US and Believe by Cher, I Love The Way You Love Me by Boyzone, Heartbeat / Tragedy by Steps in UK.


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