Wednesday August 26, 1998
US date format: 8/26/1998, UK date format: 26/8/1998
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 26, 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 Kyle Exum and Leonardo Cecchi.
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 The Day Diana Died by Christopher Andersen was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hercules.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing B.L.U.E. Legend of Water or Blazing Star.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 26, 1998?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Computer virus CIH activates and attacks Windows 9x.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 26, 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
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 26If August 26, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 6 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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