Saturday January 17, 1998

US date format: 1/17/1998, UK date format: 17/1/1998

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 17, 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 Gilad Shaar . 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 Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dawson's Creek. If you liked videogames you were probably playing GT 64: Championship Edition or Half-Life series.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

Events

  • President Clinton faces sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones
  • Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report.
  • The Drudge Report breaks the story about U.S. President Bill Clinton's alleged affair with Monica Lewinsky, which would lead to the House of Representatives' impeachment of him.

Famous Birthday

  • Gilad Shaar: An Israeli 16 years old teenager who was...

Famous Deaths

Movies

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Pi

Pi

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

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

Country: United States of America

Ringu

Ringu

Directed by: Hideo Nakata

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

Zero Effect

Zero Effect

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

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

Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors

Directed by: Peter Howitt

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

The Opposite of Sex

The Opposite of Sex

Directed by: Don Roos

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

Sport Games on January 17, 1998

Sport Games on January 17, 1998


NBA

American Basketball
  • Atlanta Hawks - New Jersey Nets : 81 - 97
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Seattle SuperSonics : 91 - 99
  • Golden State Warriors - Philadelphia 76ers : 84 - 112
  • Los Angeles Clippers - Washington Wizards : 99 - 108
  • Miami Heat - Los Angeles Lakers : 99 - 108
See all Basketball game results of January 17, 1998

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Aalst - Beveren : 3 - 0
  • Anderlecht - Antwerp : 2 - 2
  • Charleroi - Genk : 1 - 2
  • Lokeren - Lierse : 4 - 2
  • St Truiden - Westerlo : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of January 17, 1998

La Liga Primera Division

Football (Spain)
  • Celta - Espanol : 1 - 0
  • Oviedo - Zaragoza : 3 - 0
  • Valladolid - Ath Madrid : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of January 17, 1998

La Liga Segunda Division

Football (Spain)
  • Ath Madrid B - Lleida : 3 - 1
  • Hercules - Villarreal : 2 - 1
  • Numancia - Vallecano : 0 - 1
  • Osasuna - Toledo : 1 - 1
  • Sevilla - Orense : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of January 17, 1998

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 17

If January 17, 1998 is your birthday you're 22 years, 8 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Then Came Heaven by LaVyrle Spencer

Then Came Heaven

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A grief-stricken widower learns to open his heart again in this touching and emotionally charged novel from New York Times bestselling author LaVyrle Spencer… A man of unshakable faith, Eddie Olczak

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain

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In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to …

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to …

Another City, Not My Own by Dominick Dunne

Another City, Not My Own

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Gus Bailey, journalist to high society, knows the sordid secrets of the very rich. Now he turns his penetrating gaze to a courtroom in Los Angeles, witnessing the trial of the

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

GT 64: Championship Edition

GT 64: Championship Edition

Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Ocean

Baroque

Baroque

Platform: Sega Saturn PlayStation PlayStation 2 PlayStation Network Wii

Genre: Role-playing video game, Roguelike

Publisher: JP Sting Entertainment; NA Atlus; EU Rising Star Games

Grandia: Digital Museum

Grandia: Digital Museum

Platform: Sega Saturn

Genre: RPG

Publisher: ESP Software

Astra Super Stars

Astra Super Stars

Platform: Arcade Game, Sega Saturn

Genre: 2D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Sunsoft

Half-Life series

Half-Life series

Platform: Windows OS X Linux Xbox Xbox 360 PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 Shield Portable

Publisher: Sierra Entertainment (1998–2003) Valve Corporation (2004–present)


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