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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1998?


Events

  • 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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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

Winter Light

Winter Light

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow

Country: United States of America

Blood In, Blood Out

Blood In, Blood Out

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Country: United States of America

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Country: United States of America

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm

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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 …

The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel

The Long Road Home

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Bestselling novelist Danielle Steel takes us on a harrowing journey into the heart of America's hidden shame in a novel that explores the power of forgiveness, the dark side of childhood, and one woman's unbreakable spirit.From

Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz

Fear Nothing

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If you’re different enough, the night is not your enemy, the darkness is not intimidating, the shadows are not terrifying. You fear nothing. Christopher Snow is different from all the other residents of Moonlight Bay, different from anyone you’ve ever …

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 …

The Angel Of Darkness by Caleb Carr

The Angel Of Darkness

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In one of the most critically acclaimed novels of the year, Caleb Carr-- bestselling author of The Alienist--pits Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and his colleagues against a murderer as evil as the