Thursday January 08, 1998

US date format: 1/8/1998, UK date format: 8/1/1998

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 8, 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. 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 Lego Loco or All Star Tennis '99.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.

Events

  • Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
  • Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
  • World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life
  • New York Giants' general manager George Young resigns to accept NFL position.

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 08, 1998

Sport Games on January 08, 1998


NBA

American Basketball
  • Indiana Pacers - Houston Rockets : 87 - 80
  • Milwaukee Bucks - Utah Jazz : 109 - 116
  • Orlando Magic - New Jersey Nets : 87 - 89
  • Sacramento Kings - Dallas Mavericks : 103 - 92
  • Seattle SuperSonics - Cleveland Cavaliers : 109 - 84
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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 08

If January 08, 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

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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?

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

Guilty Gear

Guilty Gear

Platform: PlayStation PlayStation Network

Genre: 2D fighting

Publisher: JP Arc System Works; NA Atlus; EU Studio 3

Lego Loco

Lego Loco

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Virtual world

Publisher: Lego Media

All Star Tennis '99

All Star Tennis '99

Platform: Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Game Boy Color

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Ubisoft

Warhammer: Dark Omen

Warhammer: Dark Omen

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

Genre: Real-time tactics

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $60.63
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $17.44
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $128.63
  • General Electric GE: opens at $74.56
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $103.50

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 08, 1998?

On January 08, 1998 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is January 08, 1998?

On January 08, 1998 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 08, 1998?

On January 08, 1998 the US President was Bill Clinton (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 08, 1998?

On January 08, 1998 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 08, 1998?

On January 08, 1998 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

What was the number one song in January 08, 1998?

The number one song in the week of January 08, 1998 was Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John in US and Never Ever by All Saints in UK.

What were the top hits on January 08, 1998?

The top hits on January 08, 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, Together Again by Janet in US and Never Ever by All Saints, Perfect Day by Various Artists in UK.


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