Friday January 02, 1998

US date format: 1/2/1998, UK date format: 2/1/1998

The day of the week was Friday, under the astrological sign of Capricorn (see Chinese Zodiac and Moon Sign on January 2, 1998).

Famous birthdays on this day include Manu García Alonso and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

The number one song in US was Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John. Perfect Day by Various Artists was #1 song in the UK.

Fallen, directed by Gregory Hoblit, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1998 while The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gex: Enter the Gecko or Bomberman World.

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.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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January 02, 1998 Events

What happened on January 02, 1998?


Historical Events

  • Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates and cocaine
  • Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.
  • Three separate avalanches in British Columbia, Canada, kill a total of nine people.

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What happened on January 02 in history? Find out the list of January 2nd major events

What was 1998 famous for? Discover everything about 1998

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January 02, 1998 Famous Birthdays


Who was born on January 02, 1998?

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How old am I?

If January 02, 1998 is your birthday you are 25 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on January 02.

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January 02, 1998 Famous Deaths


Who died on January 02, 1998?

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Fallen

Fallen

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

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

Country: United States of America

Half Baked

Half Baked

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Tamra Davis

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

Country: United States of America

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Chris Eyre

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

Next Stop Wonderland

Next Stop Wonderland

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Brad Anderson

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

Hard Rain

Hard Rain

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Mikael Salomon

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

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 02, 1998?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Something About The Way You Look Tonight
  2. - Candle In The Wind 1997
  3. - It's All About The Benjamin's
  4. - How Do I Live
  5. - Together Againyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Perfect Day
  2. - Never Ever
  3. - Too Much
  4. - Together Again
  5. - High

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - A Song For Mama
  2. - My Body
  3. - We're Not Making Love No More
  4. - You Make Me Wanna...
  5. - Butta Love

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Si Tu Supieras
  2. - En El Jardin
  3. - A Pesar De Todos
  4. - Contigo (Estar Contigo)
  5. - La Venia Bendita
Sport Games on January 02, 1998

Sport Games on January 02, 1998


NBA

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - Los Angeles Lakers : 106 - 116
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Orlando Magic : 81 - 71
  • Dallas Mavericks - Phoenix Suns : 85 - 92
  • Detroit Pistons - Toronto Raptors : 91 - 88
  • Houston Rockets - Denver Nuggets : 116 - 115
See all Basketball game results of January 02, 1998

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Celtic - Rangers : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of January 02, 1998

TV Series

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

Sleepwalkers

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Mick Garris

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Stella Street

Stella Street

Release year: 1997

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Robot Wars

Robot Wars

Release year: 1997

Directed by: William L. Stewart

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Release year: 1998

Starring: Louis Theroux

Country: United States of America

How old am I?

If January 02, 1998 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

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

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

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The Millionaire Next Door, a bestseller, identifies seven traits that are common among people who have accumulated wealth.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air

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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 deadly storm was coming down.

Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose

Citizen Soldiers

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Stephen E. Ambrose is the bestselling author of Band of Brothers, and D-Day. This inspiring story tells the inspiring story of ordinary men in the U.S. Army in northwest Europe, from the day after D-Day to the end of World …

Dirty Jokes And Beer by Drew Carey

Dirty Jokes And Beer

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Drew Carey is a well-known stand-up comedian and host of The Drew Carey Show. But do we know Drew Carey?

The Man Who Listens To Horses by Monty Roberts

The Man Who Listens To Horses

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Monty Roberts, a horse whisperer and American pioneer, is the real thing. His gentle Join-Up(r), training method shows how deep communication can be between man-and-animal.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gex: Enter the Gecko

Gex: Enter the Gecko

Platform: PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color

Genre: Platform

Publisher: EU BMG Interactive (PS); NA Midway Games; JP Bandai (PS); EU GT Interactive (N64); EU Ubisoft (PC); NA Crave Entertainment (GBC); EU Interplay (GBC)

Bomberman World

Bomberman World

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action, Maze

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; NA Atlus; PAL Sony

Destrega

Destrega

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Koei

Grandia: Digital Museum

Grandia: Digital Museum

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: RPG

Publisher: ESP Software

Big Mountain 2000

Big Mountain 2000

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: JP Imagineer; NA SouthPeak Interactive; PAL Imagineer and SouthPeak Interactive

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $61.06
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $13.63
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $129.63
  • General Electric GE: opens at $73.31
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $104.50

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 02, 1998?

On January 02, 1998 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is January 02, 1998?

On January 02, 1998 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 02, 1998?

On January 02, 1998 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 02, 1998?

On January 02, 1998 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 02, 1998?

On January 02, 1998 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 02, 1998?

On January 02, 1998 several famous people were born including, Manu García Alonso, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Dana Vaughns.

Which famous people died on January 02, 1998?

Famous people died on January 02, 1998 include, Frank Muir.

What was the number one song in January 02, 1998?

The number one song in the week of January 02, 1998 was Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John in US and Perfect Day by Various Artists in UK.

What were the top hits on January 02, 1998?

The top hits on January 02, 1998 were Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John, Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John, It's All About The Benjamin's by Puff Daddy in US and Perfect Day by Various Artists, Never Ever by All Saints, Too Much by The Spice Girls in UK.