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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1998 AD


January 1: All California bars, clubs and card rooms must be smoke-free
January 1: Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week
January 1: Rose Bowl, Michigan Wolverines beat Washington State Cougars 21 - 16
January 1: U.S. Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
January 2: Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates and cocaine
January 3: Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke
January 3: "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers New York City after 91 performances
January 4: "Funny Thing Happened," closes at St. James New York City after 715 perform
January 4: "Ivanov," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City after 51 performances
January 4: "Triumph of Love," closes at Royale Theater New York City
January 5: Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec and Ontario
January 5: Vandals decapitate Copenhagen's Little Mermaid
January 6: Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach
January 6: Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 8: New York Giant General Manager George Young resigns to accept NFL position
January 8: Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
January 8: Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
January 8: World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life
January 9: Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title
January 9: Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hours 8 minutes
January 9: Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned
January 9: Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever
January 10: 18th United Negro College Fund raises (rebroadcasted Jan 17th)
January 11: 24th Annual People's Choice Awards - Seinfeld, Tim Allen win
January 11: AFC Championship: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
January 11: NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49'ers 23-10
January 11: "Proposals," closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 76 performances
January 11: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
January 13: CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years
January 13: "Patti LaBelle On Broadway," opens at St. James Theater New York City
January 14: 100th episode of "Ellen," airs
January 14: Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge
January 15: NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again
January 17: President Clinton faces sexual harrament charges from Paula Jones
January 18: 48th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-7 at Vancouver
January 18: 55th Golden Globes Awards
January 18: ABL All-Star Game at Disney complex in Orlando
January 18: Boston Celtics retire Robert Parrish's #00
January 18: Kelly Robbins wins Healthsouth Golf Inaugural
January 18: "Ragtime," opens at Ford Theater New York City
January 18: UCP Telethon
January 20: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama and Papas and Eagles
January 20: Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tueday night programming
January 21: News of the Lewinsky/Clinton affair is published, President Clinton vigorously denies all allegations
January 21: Pope John Paul II visits Cuba
January 22: NHL's Minnesota franchise selects the nickname Wild
January 22: Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time
January 22: STS-89 (Endeavour 12) launches into orbit
January 22: World League of American Football becomes NFL East
January 23: Pope John Paul II condemns U.S. embargo against Cuba
January 25: Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
January 25: "Grease," closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 1,503 performance
January 25: Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament
January 25: "Patti LaBelle On Broadway," closes at St. James Theater New York City
January 25: Spice Girl Victoria Adams, aka Posh Spice, and soccer David Beckham gets engaged
January 25: Super Bowl XXXII, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
January 25: Superbowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
January 26: 25th American Music Award: Spice Girls and Babyface win
January 26: Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip
January 26: President Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"
January 27: Crane crashes into Roosevelt Is (New York City) Tram, injuring 10
January 27: First Lady Hilary Clinton blames charges that President Clinton had affairs part of a vast right-wing conspiracy
January 27: WNBA begins filling rosters of Washington Mystics and Detroit Shock
January 28: Michelangelo, "Christ and the Woman of Samaria," sold for $7.4 million
January 29: "Capeman," opens at Marquis Theater New York City
January 29: Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Ft. Lauderdale Fla
January 29: Soyuz TM-27 launches to MIR
January 29: Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium and Netherlands, 6 die
January 29: Woman's Clinic in Birmingham Alabama bombed, 1 killed
January 30: All-Star Florida Marlin catcher Darren Daulton, retires
January 30: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Indianapolis, Indiana on WNAP 93.1 FM
January 30: Paul Simon's "The Capeman," premieres
January 31: 72nd Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats C Martinez (63 63)
January 31: STS-89 (Endeavour 12) lands


February 1: 86th Australian Mens Tennis: Petr Korda beats Marcelo Rios (62 62 62)
February 1: At least 119 Muslim pilgrims crushed to death during the annual stoning of Satan ritual in the Mena Valley, Saudi Arabia
February 1: Australian Mixed: J. Gimelstob and V. Williams beat Suk and Sukova (62 61)
February 1: NFL Pro Bowl Game, AFC beats NFC 29-24
February 1: "Street Corner Symphony," closes at Brooks Atkinson New York City after 79 perf
February 2: Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in New York City for cocaine overdose
February 2: Philippine DC-9 crashes apparently killing all 104 on board
February 3: Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli's is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals
February 3: New York Yankees replace general manager Bob Watson with Brian Cashman
February 3: Stamps commemorating Princess Diana go on sale across Britain
February 3: U.S. military plane clips cable car lines in northern Italy, kills 20
February 4: Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels Belgium
February 4: Earthquake kills about 2,300 in northern Afghanistan
February 5: Alberto Acciarito convicted of harassing his ex-wife Ingrid Rossellini
February 5: Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record
February 6: Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, who violated probation by seeing 14 year old father of her baby, sentenced to 7 years
February 6: President Bill Clinton says he would never resign, 'I would never walk away from the of this country and the trust they've placed in me', during a press conference
February 6: Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to New York Yankees for $3M and 4 minor leaguers
February 7: 18th Winter Olympic games open at Nagano Japan
February 7: NHL's Dallas Stars retire Neal Broten's #7
February 8: 1st female ice hockey game in Olympic history Finland beats Sweden 6-0
February 8: 48th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 135-114 at New York City
February 8: NHL stops season until Feb 24th to accomodate the Olympics
February 9: 6th annual ESPY Awards
February 9: Failed assassination attempt on Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze
February 10: AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95
February 10: Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
February 11: KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview
February 11: Lyrics to "Candle in the Wind 1997," auctioned for $442,500
February 12: 250-car Italy pile-up due to fog, 4 die and 50 hurt
February 12: Dallas Cowboys sign Chan Gailey as their 4th head coach
February 12: "Freak," opens at Cort Theater New York City
February 12: Intel unveils its 1st graphics chip i740
February 12: U.S. district judge T. Hogan declares line-item veto law unconstitutional
February 15: Dale Eggeling wins Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship
February 15: Daytona 500 race
February 16: Tellabs Inc. acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $670 million
February 17: Diane Zamora, 20, Naval Academy cadet convicted of capital murder
February 17: Larry Wayne Harris and Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax
February 18: New York Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell
February 19: Soyuz TM-26 lands
February 19: U.S. hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan
February 20: Tara Lipinski wins Olympic figure skating gold medal
February 20: U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations
February 20: U.S. movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)
February 21: Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
February 22: 18th Winter Olympic games close at Nagano Japan
February 22: "King and I," closes at Neil Simon Theater New York City after 781 performances
February 23: Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charleston South Carolina on WAVF 96.1 FM
February 23: Supreme Court lets Megan's Law stand
February 23: Tornadoes in Florida kills at least 31
February 24: Elton John knighted
February 24: NHL resumes season since Feb 8th to accomodate the Olympics
February 25: 40th Grammy Awards, Shawn Colvin, Bob Dylan, Sarah McLachlan, and Elton John win major awards
February 25: Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges
February 25: Switzerland's 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich
February 26: Oprah Winfrey beats Texas cattlemen in beef trial
February 26: Steven M. Gluckstern completes sale of New York Islanders
February 26: Total solar eclipse in Venezuela-Pacific Ocean (4m09)
February 27: 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards
February 27: Apple discontinues developing Newton computer
February 27: FBI arrests 10 most wanted suspected serial killer Tony Ray Amati
February 27: New England Patriot David Meggett arrested in Toronto on sex assault charges
February 28: Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points
February 28: "View From the Bridge," closes at Criterion Theater New York City


March 1: "Art," opens at Royale Theater New York City
March 1: Australian Ladies Masters Golf
March 3: Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee
March 6: 1st time the British flag is flown over Buckingham Palace
March 6: Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills 4 at Connecticut state lottery
March 10: 4th Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
March 12: "Sound of Music," opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City
March 15: "Cabaret," opens at Club Expo Theater New York City
March 15: Welch's/Circle K Golf Championship
March 17: USA Women's Hockey Team beats Canada for 1st Olympic Gold medal
March 19: "Ah Wilderness!," opens at Vivian Beaumont theater
March 22: 18th Golden Raspberry Awards
March 23: 70th Academy Awards - Oscar Ceremony Billy Crystal hosts, Titanic wins eleven Oscars, including Best Picture, Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt win lead acting awards
March 29: 17th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at Kemper Arena KC
March 29: 27th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship
March 30: 60th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Alamodome San Antonio
March 31: Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1st game they host Detroit Tigers


April 1: Paula Jones' sexual harassment case against President Bill Clinton is thrown out of court
April 1: World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Minn
April 2: World Mens Figure Skating Championship in Minnesota
April 3: World Ice Dance Figure Skating Championship in Minnesota
April 4: NFL Europe (Formerly WLAF), kicks off season
April 10: Negotiators from various factions sign the Good Friday Agreement, a plan for peace in Northern Ireland.
April 12: 62nd Golf Masters Championship:
April 19: 59th PGA Seniors Golf Championship
April 20: Federal court rules that Monica Lewinsky does not have an immunity agreement with Kenneth Starr
April 29: 15th Miss Hawaiian Tropic crowned


May 2: 124th Kentucky Derby
May 3: wins Titleholders Golf Championship
May 5: Federal court rules President Clinton does not have executive privilege in the Lewinsky case so he must testify
May 9: ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by
May 11: India resumes underground nuclear tests after more than a 20 year gap
May 14: Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC, commercials are $2 million each
May 16: 124th Preakness
May 17: 44th McDonald's LPGA Championship
May 22: Federal rules that the Secret Service must testify in the Lewinsky case
May 24: Indianapolis 500 race
May 26: Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs. President Clinton
May 28: Pakistan tests underground nuclear weapons, sparking fears of a nuclear conflict with India
May 30: Earthquake kills about 5,000 in northern Afghanistan


June 6: 68th French Womens Tennis:
June 6: Tony Awards, Side Man, Death of a Salesman revival, Annie Get Your Gun revival and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown revival won major awards
June 7: Tony Awards, Lion King, Caberet revival, Ragtime, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane won major awards
June 14: "Comic Relief" benefit comedy show
June 14: NBA Finals, Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4 games to 2
June 14: World Bowl in Frankfurt Germany
June 15: 32nd TNN Music City News Country Awards
June 16: Stanley Cup Finals, Detroit Red Wings beat Washington Capitals 4 games to 0
June 21: 98th U.S. Golf Open: at Olympic Club SF
June 25: Supreme Court rules attorney-client privilege extends beyond the grave, exempting Vince Foster's conversations with his lawyers from being used as evidence by Kenneth Starr
June 30: Linda Tripp begins to testify before a grand jury about the Lewinsky case
June 30: Sega Channel, cable's 1st on-demand video game service, closes down02930301


July 4: Wimbledon Men's Doubles Finals, Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis beat Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde
July 4: Wimbledon Women's Finals, Jana Novotna beat Nathalie Tauziat
July 5: 53rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship at Blackwolf Run GC, Kohler WI
July 5: Wimbledon Men's Finals, Pete Sampras beat Goran Ivanisevic
July 5: Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Max Mirnyi and Serena Williams beat Mahesh Bhupathi and Mirjana Lucic
July 5: Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Martina Hingis and Jana Novotna beat Lindsay Davenport and Natasha Zvereva
July 7: 69th All Star Baseball Game: at Coors Field, Denver
July 12: 16th Seniors Players Golf Championship:
July 12: Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
July 17: Russia buries tsar Nicholas II and family, 80 years after they died
July 19: 127th British Golf Open: at Royal Birkdale
July 19: JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
July 26: 19th U.S. Senior Golf Open ends at Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, California
July 26: Giant Eagle LPGA Classic
July 28: After months of wrangling, Lewinsky and Starr announce a full immunity agreement for Lewinsky and her parents


August 1: Gay and Lesbian Games #5 open in Amsterdam
August 2: 26th du Maurier Golf Classic
August 7: U.S. embassies bombed in Kenya and Tanzania killing at least 200
August 9: Star Bank LPGA Classic
August 15: Bill Clinton confesses to Hilary about the Monica Lewinsky affair
August 15: Twenty nine murdered by Irish terrorists in Omagh, Northern Ireland
August 16: 80th PGA Championship at Sahalee CC, Seattle WA
August 16: Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
August 17: President Bill Clinton testifies before a grand jury investigating his conduct (first president to do so), and admits an 'inappropriate relationship' with Monica Lewinsky
August 23: Minnesota LPGA Classic
August 30: State Farm Rail Golf Classic


September 1: WNBA Championships, Houston Comets beat Phoenix Mercury 2 games to 1
September 2: SwissAir flight 111 crashes off the coast of Nova Scotia killing all 229 onbaord, likely cause was an electrical fire
September 5: Women's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
September 6: Men's championship at U.S. Tennis Open
September 6: Safeway LPGA Golf Championship
September 7: Jerry Lewis' 33rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises
September 8: Mark McGwire breaks Roger Marris' 62 home run record for a season, and goes on to hit 70 home runs for the 1998 season
September 13: SAFECO Golf Classic
September 14: Week of Fed Cup
September 27: Core States Betsy King Golf Classic
September 28: Europe beats U.S. in Ryder Cup, 14 -13


October 5: House Judiciary Committee recommends a full impeachment inquiry
October 8: House of Representatives approves impeachment inquiry of President Clinton
October 11: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail LPGA Tournament
October 14: New York Islanders beat Tampa Bay, 7-1, to end 11 game winless streak
October 18: Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
October 21: World Series, New York Yankees beat San Diego Padres 4 games to 0
October 29: John Glenn returns to space at the age of 77 as a payload specialist on the Discovery


November 1: Nichirei Golf International
November 8: Japan Golf Classic
November 12: New York Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak
November 22: ITT LPGA Tour Championship


December 6: JC Penney Golf Classic
December 19: House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment, charging President Clinton with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice
December 20: Wendy's Three-Tour Golf Challenge
December 31: U.S. movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year
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