What Happened on January 4, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Funny Thing Happened" closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
  • "Ivanov" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • "Triumph of Love" closes at Royale Theater NYC
  • A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
  • Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.

Famous Deaths

  • John Gary, singer, dies at 65
  • Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)