Friday January 30, 1998

US date format: 1/30/1998, UK date format: 30/1/1998

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 30, 1998). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Brooke Hyland and Jordana Beatty. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Together Again by Janet. In UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. Left Luggage, directed by Jeroen Krabbé, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998 while The Letter by Richard Paul Evans was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Sparsh. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baldur's Gate or Colony Wars: Vengeance.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Left Luggage

Left Luggage

Directed by: Jeroen Krabbé

Starring: Laura Fraser, Adam Monty, Isabella Rossellini, Jeroen Krabbé

The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Ventura Pons

Starring: David Selvas, Laura Conejero, Julieta Serrano, Montserrat Salvador



Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote

Country: United States of America

Sweet Jane

Sweet Jane

Directed by: Joe Gayton

Starring: Samantha Mathis, Barbara Pilavin, Kimberly Scott, Joseph Gordon-Levitt


Historical Events

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  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Indianapolis IN on WNAP 93.1 FM

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Sport Games on January 30, 1998

Sport Games on January 30, 1998


American Basketball
  • Charlotte Hornets - Boston Celtics : 97 - 95
  • Chicago Bulls - Golden State Warriors : 87 - 80
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - Indiana Pacers : 83 - 89
  • Dallas Mavericks - Utah Jazz : 94 - 104
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - Los Angeles Lakers : 114 - 121
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Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Anderlecht - Lierse : 2 - 0
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Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - Dortmund : 2 - 1
  • Stuttgart - Duisburg : 1 - 1
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Division 3

Football (United Kingdom)
  • Doncaster - Scunthorpe : 1 - 2
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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

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Directed by: Marcio Garcia

Stella Street

Stella Street

Directed by: Peter Richardson

Magazine Covers

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The Letter by Richard Paul Evans

The Letter


In the final episode in The Christmas Box collection, David and MaryAnne Parkin find a mysterious letter at the base of their child Andrea's grave that eventually returns joy to their marriage, which had been strained in the nineteen years …

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air


National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain


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 …

The Ghost by Danielle Steel

The Ghost


With a wife he loves and an exciting London-based career, architect Charles Waterston's life seems in perfect balance. Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden end to his ten-year marriage—or his unwanted transfer to his firm's New …

The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The God Of Small Things


Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Baldur's Gate

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Black Isle Studios[1] Interplay Entertainment

Colony Wars: Vengeance

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Space combat simulator

Publisher: Psygnosis

Cowboy Bebop

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Bandai


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


Platform: Nintendo 64, Xbox 360

Genre: Platforming, action-adventure

Publisher: Nintendo Microsoft Game Studios (X360)


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • Gilead Sciences GILD: opens at $41.00
  • Union Pacific UNP: opens at $60.06
  • United Technologies UTX: opens at $82.88
  • HP Inc. HPQ: opens at $60.69
  • Cisco Systems CSCO: opens at $64.31

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