Thursday April 30, 1998

US date format: 4/30/1998, UK date format: 30/4/1998

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 30, 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 Kenneth Abbott and Katharine Ward. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. In UK It's Like That by Run-DMC vs Jason Nevins was in the top 5 hits. Happiness, directed by Todd Solondz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Consilience by Edward O. Wilson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Open House. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War or Warhammer: Dark Omen.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 30, 1998?


  • Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
  • Mexico - Children's Day.
  • The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
  • Saint Pope Pius V
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Directed by: Todd Solondz

Starring: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Michael Lee Gogin

Country: United States of America

I Stand Alone

I Stand Alone

Directed by: Gaspar Noé

Starring: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Martine Audrain

My Name Is Joe

My Name Is Joe

Directed by: Ken Loach

Starring: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh

The Horse Whisperer

The Horse Whisperer

Directed by: Robert Redford

Starring: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Dianne Wiest

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 30, 1998?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Too Closeyoutube
  2. - Let's Ride
  3. - It's All About Me
  4. - All My Life/Don't Rush (Take Love Slowly)
  5. - A Rose Is Still A Rose
  6. - Body Bumpin' Yippie-Yi-Yo
  7. - The Arms Of The One Who Loves You
  8. - Money, Power & Respect
  9. - Romeo And Juliet
  10. - No, No, No
Sport Games on April 30, 1998

Sport Games on April 30, 1998


American Basketball
  • Indiana Pacers - Cleveland Cavaliers : 80 - 74
  • Los Angeles Lakers - Portland Trail Blazers : 110 - 99
  • Miami Heat - New York Knicks : 85 - 90
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Minnesota Timberwolves : 92 - 88
See all Basketball game results of April 30, 1998

Division 1

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Crewe - Sheffield United : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of April 30, 1998

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Open House

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin



Directed by: Franco Amurri

Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

Directed by: Morio Asaka



Directed by: Paul McGuigan

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Written by:

Directed by: Hirokazu Yamada

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

Country: Japan

Magazine Covers

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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air


National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel

The Long Road Home


Bestselling novelist Danielle Steel takes us on a harrowing journey into the heart of America's hidden shame in a novel that explores the power of forgiveness, the dark side of childhood, and one woman's unbreakable spirit.From

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes


A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all.

Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh

Talking to Heaven


Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham

The Street Lawyer


Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dark Side of the Moon: A Sci-Fi Adventure

Dark Side of the Moon: A Sci-Fi Adventure

Platform: Windows 95/98

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive



Platform: PlayStation, PlayStation Network

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: JP Hearty Robin; NA Atlus; JP Hearty Robin (Grand Edition)

Back Track

Back Track

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Advance

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Telegames

Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War

Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War

Platform: Microsoft Windows, WarpOS, Amiga OS

Genre: Space combat simulator

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment Haage & Partner (Amiga version)

Warhammer: Dark Omen

Warhammer: Dark Omen

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Electronic Arts


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $73.00
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $27.37
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $91.50
  • General Electric GE: opens at $83.44
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $116.06

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