Saturday December 26, 1998
US date format: 12/26/1998, UK date format: 26/12/1998
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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.
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 Colony Wars: Vengeance or Dance Dance Revolution.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 26, 1998?
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
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- Six sailors die and 5 yachts are lost in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, the biggest disaster in the race's history
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 26, 1998?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Deborah Cox - Nobody's Supposed To Be Here
- Faith Evans - Love Like This
- Divine - Lately
- Total Featuring Missy Elliott - Trippin'
- Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
- Jay-Z Featuring Amil (Of Major Coinz) & Ja - Can I Get A...
- R. Kelly & Celine Dion - I'm Your Angel
- 112 Featuring Mase - Love Me
- Dru Hill Featuring Redman - How Deep Is Your Love
- JAY-Z - Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
Sport Games on December 26, 1998
- Kansas City Chiefs - Oakland Raiders : 31 - 24
- Minnesota Vikings - Tennessee Titans : 26 - 16
Division 1Football (United Kingdom)
- Airdrie - Raith Rvs : 2 - 2
- Birmingham - Sheffield United : 1 - 0
- Bolton - Bradford : 0 - 0
- Crewe - Bury : 3 - 1
- Falkirk - Stranraer : 3 - 2
Division 2Football (United Kingdom)
- Blackpool - Wigan : 1 - 1
- Chesterfield - Oldham : 1 - 3
- Clyde - Partick : 0 - 1
- Fulham - Colchester : 2 - 0
- Lincoln - Macclesfield : 1 - 0
Division 3Football (United Kingdom)
- Albion Rvs - Queens Park : 1 - 0
- Barnet - Plymouth : 1 - 1
- Brighton - Brentford : 3 - 1
- Cambridge - Rotherham : 3 - 2
- Cardiff - Shrewsbury : 3 - 0
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