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1998 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
1998 History Snapshot
World Series Champions
|New York Yankees|
|Mark McGuire hit 70 Home Runs|
Superbowl XXXII Champions
National Basketball Association Champions
NHL Stanley Cup Champions
|Detroit Red Wings|
US Open Golf
US Open Tennis (Men Ladies)
|Patrick Rafter/Lindsay Davenport|
|Pete Sampras/Jana Novotna|
FIFA World Cup Soccer
NCAA Football Champions
NCAA Basketball Champions
|Orange Bowl: January 2, 1998 - Nebraska over
Rose Bowl: January 1, 1998 - Michigan over Washington State
Sugar Bowl : January 1, 1998 - Florida State over Ohio State
Westminster Kennel Best in Show Dog
Time Magazine's Man of the Year
|Kate Shindle (Evanston, IL)|
|Shawnae Jebbia (Massachusetts)|
Fashion Icons and Movie Stars
|Gillian Anderson, Pamela Anderson, Sophie Anderton, Jennifer Aniston, Tyra Banks, Zoe Ball, Drew Barrymore, Victoria Beckham, Traci Bingham, Yasmine Bleeth, Caprice Bourret, Kelly Brook, Sandra Bullock, Emma Bunton, Neve Campbell, Mariah Carey, Courteney Cox, Cindy Crawford, Donna D'Errico, Claire Danes, Cat Deeley, Cameron Diaz, Carmen Electra, Isla Fisher, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Melissa George, Jo Guest, Geri Halliwell, Salma Hayek, Natasha Henstridge, Eva Herzigova, Lauryn Hill, Elizabeth Hurley, Nicole Kidman, Heidi Klum, Anna Kournikova, Lisa Kudrow, Lucy Lawless, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Elle Macpherson, Melinda Messenger, Kylie Minogue, Demi Moore, Gena Lee Nolin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Price (Jordan), Niki Taylor, Victoria Silvstedt, Heidi Klum, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jenny McCarthy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rebecca Romijn, Winona Ryder, Claudia Schiffer, Elisabeth Shue, Alicia Silverstone, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Uma Thurman, Shania Twain, Liv Tyler, Kate Winslet, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones|
|"I did not have sexual relations with that woman"
"It depends on what the emaning of the word 'is' is"
- President Bill Clinton
"Think outside the bun"
- Taco Bell
Roger Ebert's review of the movie Enemy of the State said: "I don't believe ... the feds have computers at Fort Meade monitoring our phone calls; I read that as a screenwriter's invention."
1998 Pop Culture History
Marvel offered the cinematic rights of almost all of it's characters to Sony for $25 million. Sony rejected the offer, and only purchased the rights to Spiderman for $10 million believing that movie audiences would only care about him.
Oprah Winfrey hired the company Courtroom Sciences, Inc. to help
her analyze and read the jury during her Texas cattlemen lawsuit
in 1995. She was so impressed by the head of the company, Phil McGraw,
that she eventually had him appear weekly on her show in 1998, before
his own show was launched.
On April Fool's Day 1998, Burger King published an advertisement
for "Left-Handed Whopper". The condiments of this whopper
were supposed to be rotated 180 degrees, as to avoid spilling out
toppings from the right side of the burger. It was said to be the
"ultimate 'Have-it-your-way' for lefties"
RIP, Scandals, Sad and Odd News
A bolt of lightning killed an entire 11-man team with the opposing
team remaining completely unharmed in the Democratic Republic of
Congo, it was reported. Reported, but never quite verified. The
reported score at the time was 1-1, if you really need to know.
Communication was bad in that country - there was a war in Congo
from 1998 to 2003 that claimed the life of 5.7 million people, the
deadliest since WW2.
The current whereabouts of serial killer Pedro López, one
of the most prolific killers of the 20th century, are unknown, after
being released for good behaviour in 1998.
Firsts and the Biggest Christmas Gifts
Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, SNK's Neo Geo Pocket & Neo Geo Pocket Color, Furby, Barbie and Ken as the Munsters Giftset, Betty Spaghetti, Pokemon Yellow video game
ESPN The Magazine began publication
JetBlue Airways was founded.
Job seeker website Monster.com was founded.
|Reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J.K. Rowling
Reading The Street Lawyer by John Grisham
United States 1998 Census
1998/9 Biggest Television Shows
|(according to Nielsen
1. E.R. (NBC)
2. Friends (NBC)
3. Frasier (NBC)
4. Monday Night Football (ABC)
5. Veronica's Closet (NBC)
6. Jesse (NBC)
7. 60 Minutes (CBS)
8. Touched By An Angel (CBS)
9. CBS Sunday Night Movie (CBS)
10. Home Improvement (ABC)
Popular Music Artists
|The Biggest Pop Artists of 1998 include
Aaliyah, Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys, Blackstreet, Brandy, Brian McKnight, Celine Dion, Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Janet Jackson, Goo Goo Dolls, K-Ci & JoJo, Kenny Chesney, Lauryn Hill, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mase, Master P, Matchbox Twenty, Monica, Montell Jordan, Mya, Natalie Imbruglia, Next, *NSYNC, R. Kelly, Puff Daddy, Redman, Savage Garden, 702, Shania Twain, Silkk the Shocker, Spice Girls, Usher, Will Smith, Wyclef Jean
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
Number One Hits of 1998
|October 11, 1997 - January 16, 1998: Elton John - Candle
in the Wind '97
January 17, 1998 - January 30, 1998: Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
January 31, 1998 - February 13, 1998: Janet Jackson - Together Again
February 14, 1998 - February 27, 1998: Usher - Nice And Slow
February 28, 1998 - March 13, 1998: CÚline Dion - My Heart Will Go On
March 14, 1998 - April 3, 1998: Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
April 4, 1998 - April 24, 1998: K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life
April 25, 1998 - May 22, 1998: Next - Too Close
May 23, 1998 - June 5, 1998: Mariah Carey - My All
June 6, 1998 - September 4, 1998: Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
September 5, 1998 - October 2, 1998: Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
October 3, 1998 - October 16, 1998: Monica - The First Night
October 17, 1998 - November 13, 1998: Barenaked Ladies - One Week
November 14, 1998 - November 27, 1998: Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
November 28, 1998 - December 4, 1998: Divine - Lately
December 5, 1998 - January 15, 1999: R. Kelly & CÚline Dion - I'm Your Angel
(according to boxofficemojo)
A Bug's Life, Antz, Akira, Armageddon, The Big Lebowski, Deep Impact, Doctor Dolittle, Enemy of the State, Everest, Godzilla, Lethal Weapon 4, The Mask of Zorro, Mighty Joe Young, Mulan, Patch Adams, Pi, The Prince of Egypt, The Rugrats Movie, Rush Hour, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love, There's Something About Mary, Stepmom, The Truman Show, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer, The X-Files, You've Got Mail
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