Tuesday March 24, 1998

US date format: 3/24/1998, UK date format: 24/3/1998

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 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 Isabel Suckling . In that special week of March people in US were listening to Gettin' Jiggy Wit It by Will Smith. In UK My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion was in the top 5 hits. Taxi, directed by Gérard Pirès, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cardcaptor Sakura. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blast Radius or Bushido Blade 2.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Tuberculosis Day.
  • Saint Simeon (died 1475)
  • Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
  • Saint Catharine of Sweden ((died 1381)

Events

  • Jonesboro massacre: Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
  • A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India killing 250 people and injuring 3000 others.
  • First Computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation, performed at the University of Regensburg, Germany.
  • A school shooting at Westside Middle School in Arkansas leaves five dead and another ten injured. The suspects are identified as Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 13 and 11, respectively. Both suspects are students at the school.

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Movies

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Taxi

Taxi

Directed by: Gérard Pirès

Starring: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary

City of Angels

City of Angels

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz

Country: United States of America

The Odd Couple II

The Odd Couple II

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Richard Riehle, Jonathan Silverman

Shadow of Doubt

Shadow of Doubt

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger, Craig Sheffer, Huey Lewis

My Giant

My Giant

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Starring: Billy Crystal, Gheorghe Muresan, Kathleen Quinlan, Joanna Pacula

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Music charts

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Sport Games on March 24, 1998

Sport Games on March 24, 1998


NBA

American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Toronto Raptors : 106 - 89
  • Houston Rockets - Milwaukee Bucks : 108 - 118
  • New York Knicks - Golden State Warriors : 88 - 75
  • Orlando Magic - Atlanta Hawks : 73 - 85
  • Phoenix Suns - Utah Jazz : 73 - 92
See all Basketball game results of March 24, 1998

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Amiens - Valence : 1 - 1
  • Caen - Lille : 0 - 2
  • Gueugnon - Sochaux : 3 - 1
  • Laval - Martigues : 1 - 0
  • Mulhouse - Lorient : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of March 24, 1998

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Falkirk - Partick : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of March 24, 1998

Division 2

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Grimsby - Plymouth : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of March 24, 1998

TV Series

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Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

Directed by: Morio Asaka

Push

Push

Directed by: Paul McGuigan

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

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Directed by: Hirokazu Yamada

Starring: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Kevin Seymour, Steve Blum

Country: Japan

Lost in Space

Lost in Space

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins

Gardish

Gardish

Directed by: Priyadarshan

Days to next March 24

If March 24, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 6 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman

Here on Earth

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A seductive and mesmerizing story of obsessive love from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic.After nineteen years in California, March Murray returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up.

Numbered Account by Christopher Reich

Numbered Account

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A job he shouldn't have taken... A woman he shouldn't have loved... A secret he shouldn't expose...if he wants to live.Nick

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to …

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

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The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm

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The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Fighting Layer

Fighting Layer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: Namco

Blast Radius

Blast Radius

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Space combat simulator

Publisher: Psygnosis

Bomberman Party Edition

Bomberman Party Edition

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Strategy, Maze

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; EU Virgin Interactive; NA Vatical Entertainment

Bushido Blade 2

Bushido Blade 2

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: JP Square; NA Square Electronic Arts

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 $68.62
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $26.37
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $84.19
  • General Electric GE: opens at $81.12
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $102.25

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