Monday January 05, 1998

US date format: 1/5/1998, UK date format: 5/1/1998

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 5, 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 Benny Osborne . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Monument Ave., directed by Ted Demme, 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 Dawson's Creek. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Digital Monster Ver. S: Digimon Tamers or Falcon 4.0.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.

Events

  • Ice storm knocks out electricity in QuTbec and Ontario, Canada.
  • The Ice Storm of 1998, caused by El Niño, strikes southern Ontario and Quebec, Canada, resulting in widespread power failures, severe damage to forests, and a number of deaths.

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Famous Deaths

  • : American bass player (The Surfaris and...

Movies

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Monument Ave.

Monument Ave.

Directed by: Ted Demme

Starring: Denis Leary, Ian Hart, Jason Barry, Lenny Clarke

High Art

High Art

Directed by: Lisa Cholodenko

Starring: Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, Gabriel Mann

A Price Above Rubies

A Price Above Rubies

Directed by: Boaz Yakin

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies, Allen Payne

The Land Girls

The Land Girls

Directed by: David Leland

Starring: Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh

The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey Jr., Daryl Hannah

Sport Games on January 05, 1998

Sport Games on January 05, 1998


NBA

American Basketball
  • Houston Rockets - Toronto Raptors : 120 - 96
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Portland Trail Blazers : 98 - 92
  • San Antonio Spurs - Orlando Magic : 74 - 69
  • Washington Wizards - New York Knicks : 113 - 106
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La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Salamanca - Barcelona : 4 - 3
See all Football game results of January 05, 1998

Liga I

Football (Portugal)
  • Rio Ave - Sp Lisbon : 0 - 0
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TV Series

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Dawson's Creek

Dawson's Creek

Directed by: Steve Miner

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Directed by: Ken Scott

Sleepwalkers

Sleepwalkers

Directed by: Mick Garris

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Stella Street

Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Days to next January 05

If January 05, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 8 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Mirror Image by Danielle Steel

Mirror Image

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To look at one was to see the other. For family, even the girls' own father, it was a constant guessing game.

Rainbow Six by Tom Clanc

Rainbow Six

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John Clark battles extremely dangerous terrorists. (H, Putnam)

Violin by Anne Rice

Violin

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In the grand manner of Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice's new novel moves across time and the continents, from nineteenth-century Vienna to a St. Charles Greek Revival mansion in present-day New Orleans to dazzling capitals of the modern-day world, …

A Certain Justice by P. D. James

A Certain Justice

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New York Times BestsellerWhen distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge defends a young man for the brutal murder of his mother, she views the case as simply another opportunity to demonstrate

A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

A Man in Full

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The setting is Atlanta, Georgia — a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dink Smallwood

Dink Smallwood

Platform: Windows, Linux, OS X, PlayStation Portable, iOS, Android

Genre: Action role-playing game

Publisher: EUR Iridon Interactive

Digital Monster Ver. S: Digimon Tamers

Digital Monster Ver. S: Digimon Tamers

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Bandai

GuitarFreaks

GuitarFreaks

Platform: Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 2

Genre: Rhythm

Publisher: Konami, Konami Digital Entertainment

Bomberman Wars

Bomberman Wars

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: strategy

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Falcon 4.0

Falcon 4.0

Platform: Windows, Mac OS

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $62.00
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $16.50
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $131.25
  • General Electric GE: opens at $74.44
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $105.56

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