January 1998 calendar

January 1998

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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.

But much more happened on January 1998: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1998?


  • 01 Jan 1998 All California bars, clubs and card rooms must be smoke-free
  • 02 Jan 1998 Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates and cocaine
  • 03 Jan 1998 Side Show, closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
  • 04 Jan 1998 Funny Thing Happened, closes at St. James NYC after 715 performances
  • 05 Jan 1998 Ice storm knocks out electricity in QuTbec and Ontario, Canada.
  • 06 Jan 1998 Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 08 Jan 1998 Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
  • 09 Jan 1998 Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever
  • 10 Jan 1998 18th United Negro College Fund raises (rebroadcasted Jan 17th)
  • 11 Jan 1998 Proposals, closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • 12 Jan 1998 Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
  • 13 Jan 1998 Patti LaBelle On Broadway, opens at St. James Theater, New York City
  • 14 Jan 1998 100th episode of Ellen, airs
  • 15 Jan 1998 NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again
  • 16 Jan 1998 NASA announces that John Glenn, age 76, will return to space when the Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off in October.
  • 17 Jan 1998 President Clinton faces sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones
  • 18 Jan 1998 Ragtime, opens at Ford Theater, New York City
  • 20 Jan 1998 Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tuesday night programming
  • 21 Jan 1998 Pope John Paul II visits Cuba.
  • 22 Jan 1998 STS 89 (Endeavour 12) launches into orbit
  • 23 Jan 1998 Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba.
  • 25 Jan 1998 Patti LaBelle On Broadway, closes at St. James Theater, New York City
  • 26 Jan 1998 President Clinton says I want to say one thing to the American people I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky
  • 27 Jan 1998 WNBA begins filling rosters of Washington Mystics and Detroit Shock.
  • 28 Jan 1998 Michelangelo, Christ & the Woman of Samaria, sold for $7.4 million
  • 29 Jan 1998 Capeman, opens at Marquis Theater, New York City
  • 30 Jan 1998 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Indianapolis IN on WNAP 93.1 FM
  • 31 Jan 1998 STS 89 (Endeavour 12) lands

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Release year: 1998

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

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

Country: United States of America

Left Luggage

Left Luggage

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Jeroen Krabbé

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



Release year: 1998

Directed by: Hideo Nakata

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

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Chris Eyre

Starring: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer


Which were the most popular books released in January 1998?
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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 …

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie


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 …

The Dark Side Of Camelot by Seymour M. Hersh

The Dark Side Of Camelot


This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F.

Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose

Citizen Soldiers


From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S. army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bitterest days of World …

Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry

Comanche Moon


The epic four-volume cycle that began with Larry McMurty's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Lonesome Dove, is completed with this brilliant and haunting novel - a capstone in a mighty tradition of storytelling.