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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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

Events

  • Computer virus CIH activates and attacks Windows 9x.

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Movies

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Following

Following

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan

Country: United States of America

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes

Country: United States of America

Ronin

Ronin

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård

Country: United States of America

Thursday

Thursday

Directed by: Skip Woods

Starring: Thomas Jane, Aaron Eckhart, Paulina Porizkova, James Le Gros

Simon Birch

Simon Birch

Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson

Starring: Ian Michael Smith, Joseph Mazzello, Ashley Judd, Oliver Platt

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Hercules

Hercules

Directed by: John Musker & Ron Clements

Get Real

Get Real

Directed by: Simon Shore

Any Day Now

Any Day Now

Directed by: Travis Fine

Perla

Perla

Directed by: Sergio Castilla

Get Real

Get Real

Directed by: Simon Shore

Days to next August 26

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Day Diana Died by Christopher Andersen

The Day Diana Died

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Where were you the day Diana died? Like the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the tragic death of the Princess of Wales on August 31, 1997 is one of those defining

A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson

A Walk In The Woods

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in

A Widow For One Year by John Irving

A Widow For One Year

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Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character--a "difficult" woman. By no means is she conventionally "nice," but she will never be forgotten.Ruth's story is told in three parts, each focusing on a crucial time in her life. When

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

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook

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Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

B.L.U.E. Legend of Water

B.L.U.E. Legend of Water

Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Blazing Star

Blazing Star

Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo, iOS, Android

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: SNK

Godzilla Generations

Godzilla Generations

Platform: Dreamcast

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

Dance Dance Revolution

Dance Dance Revolution

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation

Genre: Music, Exercise

Publisher: Konami

Cool Boarders 3

Cool Boarders 3

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Snowboarding

Publisher: 989 Studios

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $69.56
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $39.88
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $111.25
  • General Electric GE: opens at $89.56
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $127.25

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