Thursday January 01, 1998, NewYear’s Day

US date format: 1/1/1998, UK date format: 1/1/1998

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 1, 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 Marlene Lawston and Erika Saccone. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Smoke Signals, directed by Chris Eyre, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while The Man Who Listens To Horses by Monty Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Half-Life or Test Drive Off-Road 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 01, 1998?


Events

  • All California bars, clubs and card rooms must be smoke-free
  • US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733.
  • Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week.
  • Smoking is banned in all California bars and restaurants.
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Movies

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Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

Directed by: Chris Eyre

Starring: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer

Fallen

Fallen

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Country: United States of America

Half Baked

Half Baked

Directed by: Tamra Davis

Starring: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams

Country: United States of America

Next Stop Wonderland

Next Stop Wonderland

Directed by: Brad Anderson

Starring: Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Callie Thorne

Hard Rain

Hard Rain

Directed by: Mikael Salomon

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver

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Music charts

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Sport Games on January 01, 1998

Sport Games on January 01, 1998


NBA

American Basketball
  • Philadelphia 76ers - Vancouver Grizzlies : 115 - 104
See all Basketball game results of January 01, 1998

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Hearts - Hibernian : 2 - 2
See all Football game results of January 01, 1998

TV Series

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Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

Directed by: Mick Garris

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Stella Street

Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Robot Wars

Robot Wars

Directed by: William L. Stewart

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Starring: Louis Theroux

Country: United States of America

Days to next January 01

If January 01, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 8 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1998?

Books

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The Man Who Listens To Horses by Monty Roberts

The Man Who Listens To Horses

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Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer–an American original whose gentle Join-Up® training method reveals the depth of communication possible between man and animal.

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 …

Dirty Jokes And Beer by Drew Carey

Dirty Jokes And Beer

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We all know Drew Carey from The Drew Carey Show and his award-winning stand-up career, but do we really know Drew Carey, the person?

Survival Of The Fittest by Jonathan Kellerman

Survival Of The Fittest

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The daughter of a diplomat disappears on a school field trip—lured into the Santa Monica Mountains and killed in cold blood.

Cat & Mouse by James Patterson

Cat & Mouse

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Alex Cross is back-and so is a raging and suicidal Gary Soneji. Out of prison and dying from the AIDS virus he contracted there, he will get revenge on Cross before he dies.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Half-Life

Half-Life

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, OS X, Linux

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Sierra Studios; Valve Corporation (digital)

Lego Creator

Lego Creator

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Construction simulation

Publisher: Lego Media

Dragonseeds

Dragonseeds

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Tactical, raising/construction

Publisher: Jaleco

Warhammer: Dark Omen

Warhammer: Dark Omen

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Test Drive Off-Road 2

Test Drive Off-Road 2

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Racing

Publisher: NA Accolade; EU Electronic Arts; JP Capcom


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