Monday January 12, 1998

US date format: 1/12/1998, UK date format: 12/1/1998

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 1998). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Nathan Gamble . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden. In UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Pi, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dawson's Creek. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-22 Raptor or Dynamite Cop.
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Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Hideo Nakata

Starring: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Zero Effect

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

Starring: Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Dickens

Sliding Doors

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn

The Opposite of Sex

Directed by: Don Roos

Starring: Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow, Lyle Lovett


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 12, 1998?


  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day


  • Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
Sport Games on January 12, 1998

Sport Games on January 12, 1998


    American Basketball
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Utah Jazz : 99 - 106
  • Golden State Warriors - Minnesota Timberwolves : 87 - 103
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Milwaukee Bucks : 95 - 110
  • New Jersey Nets - Toronto Raptors : 108 - 100
  • Phoenix Suns - Sacramento Kings : 90 - 96
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TV Series

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

Dawson's Creek

Directed by: Steve Miner

Unfinished Business

Directed by: Ken Scott


Directed by: Mick Garris

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Magazine Covers

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

The Perfect Storm

By: Sebastian Junger

The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one …

Survival Of The Fittest

By: Jonathan Kellerman

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.

The Millionaire Next Door

By: Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

Cat & Mouse

By: James Patterson

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.


By: Anne Rice

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, …


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lego Loco

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Virtual world

Publisher: Lego Media

F-22 Raptor

Platform: PC

Genre: Flight simulation

Publisher: Novalogic

Platform: Arcade, Dreamcast, PS2

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega


Platform: PlayStation PlayStation Network (PSN)

Publisher: Enix Square Enix (PSN)

Capcom Generations

Platform: PlayStation, Sega Saturn

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: JP Capcom; EU Virgin Interactive

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

    Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $38.00
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $59.38
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $68.00
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $60.56
  • Cisco Systems CSCO: opens at $52.00

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