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Sunday January 4, 1998

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 4, 1998). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Coco Jones and Liza Soberano. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John. Smoke Signals, directed by Chris Eyre, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sleepwalkers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deathtrap Dungeon or Gex: Enter the Gecko.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 4 January 1998

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Smoke Signals

Directed by: Chris Eyre

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

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Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

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

Country: United States

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Half Baked

Directed by: Tamra Davis

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

Country: United States

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Next Stop Wonderland

Directed by: Brad Anderson

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

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Hard Rain

Directed by: Mikael Salomon

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

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?


Directed by: Mick Garris

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Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

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Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

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Robot Wars

Directed by: William L. Stewart

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Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

Starring: Louis Theroux

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 January 1998 ?

  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Funny Thing Happened, closes at St. James NYC after 715 performances
  • Ivanov, closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • Triumph of Love, closes at Royale Theater, New York City
  • Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
  • A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.

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Sport Games on 4 January 1998

American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Sacramento Kings : 90 - 106
  • Philadelphia 76ers - Los Angeles Lakers : 113 - 107
  • Phoenix Suns - Washington Wizards : 99 - 109
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Vancouver Grizzlies : 120 - 108
See all Basketball game results of 4 January 1998
American Football
  • Denver Broncos - Kansas City Chiefs : 14 - 10
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Green Bay Packers : 7 - 21
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Serie A
Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Piacenza : 2 - 2
  • Bologna - Brescia : 2 - 1
  • Fiorentina - Sampdoria : 1 - 1
  • Inter - Juventus : 1 - 0
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La Liga Primera Division
Football (Spain)
  • Ath Madrid - Santander : 2 - 1
  • Espanol - Valladolid : 2 - 0
  • La Coruna - Sp Gijon : 2 - 1
  • Merida - Celta : 4 - 0
See all Football game results of 4 January 1998

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 04, 1998 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1998 ?

Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Boyz II Men - A Song For Mama
  2. LSG - My Body
  3. Dru Hill - We're Not Making Love No More
  4. You Make Me Wanna... - Usher
  5. Next - Butta Love
  6. Uncle Sam - I Don't Ever Want To See You Again
  7. Been Around The World - Puff Daddy & The Family (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase)
  8. Janet - Together Again
  9. My Love Is The Shhh! - Somethin' For The People Featuring Trina & Tamara
  10. Sock It 2 Me/The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring Da Brat
Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Si Tu Supieras - Alejandro Fernandez
  2. En El Jardin - Alejandro Fernandez Featuring Gloria Estefan
  3. A Pesar De Todos - Ana Gabriel
  4. Contigo (Estar Contigo) - Luis Miguel
  5. Marco Antonio Solis - La Venia Bendita
  6. Hasta Manana - Limite
  7. Nos Estorbo La Ropa - Vicente Fernandez
  8. Si Tu Me Amaras - Cristian
  9. Cristian - Lo Mejor De Mi
  10. Te Sigo Amando - Juan Gabriel
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Various Artists - Perfect Day
  2. All Saints - Never Ever
  3. Too Much - The Spice Girls
  4. Janet Jackson - Together Again
  5. High - The Lighthouse Family


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Talking to Heaven

By: James Van Praagh

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

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The Matarese Countdown

By: Robert Ludlum

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “First-rate suspense.”—People Twenty years ago, top agents from the CIA and KGB banded together to bring down the Matarese Circle, an international cabal of

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Citizen Soldiers

By: Stephen E. Ambrose

From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S. army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bitterest days of World ...

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Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff


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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)

Deathtrap Dungeon

Platform: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

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The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard

The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Cooking Fighter Hao

Cooking Fighter Hao

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software

Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3

Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3

Platform: Windows

Genre: Real-time strategy

Publisher: Eidos Interactive

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?


Studio: Universal

Format: DVD release

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A Simple Wish

Studio: Universal

Format: DVD release

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Excess Baggage

Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Video

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The X-Files

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Format: VHS release

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The Little Mermaid

Studio: Walt Disney Home Video

Format: VHS and Laserdisc release

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