Historical Events for February 1998
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Events 1 - 81 of 81
1st - "Street Corner Symphony," closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 perf
1st - Australian Mixed: J Gimelstob & V Williams beat Suk & Sukova (62 61)
1st - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 29-24
1st - Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
1st - 86th Men's Australian Open: Petr Korda beats Marcelo Rios (6-2, 6-2, 6-2)
1st - 86th Women's Australian Open: Martina Hingis beats Conchita Martinez (6-3, 6-3)
2nd - Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in NYC for cocaine overdose
2nd - Philippine DC-9 crashes apparently killing all 104 on board
3rd - Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals
3rd - NY Yankees replace general manager Bob Watson with Brian Cashman
3rd - Stamps commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales, go on sale in Britain
3rd - US military plane clips cable car lines in northern Italy, kills 20
NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli 3rd - Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, violates probation with 14 year-old father of her baby
3rd - Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
3rd - Cavalese cable car disaster: 20 people killed after NATO aircraft severs a cable car line
4th - Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels, Belgium
4th - An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
5th - Alberto Acciarito convicted of harassing his ex-wife Ingrid Rossellini
5th - Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record
5th - Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding talk on FOX (Taped Dec 22nd)
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates 6th - Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to NY Yankees for $3M & 4 minor leaguers
6th - Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, who violated probation by seeing 14 year old father of her baby, sentenced to 7 years
6th - In Corsica, the prefect Claude Erignac is assassinated in Ajaccio, presumably by Yvan Colonna.
6th - Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
7th - 18th Winter Olympic games open at Nagano Japan
7th - NHL's Dallas Stars retire Neal Broten's #7
8th - 1st female ice hockey game in Olympic history Finland beats Sweden 6-0
8th - 48th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 135-114 at NYC
8th - NHL stops season until Feb 24th to accomodate the Olympics
9th - Failed assassination attempt on Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze
9th - 6th ESPY Awards: Ken Griffey Jr, Mia Hamm win
10th - AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan 10th - Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
10th - Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon that law.
11th - KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview
11th - Lyrics to "Candle in the Wind 1997" auctioned for $442,500
11th - 48th Berlin International Film Festival: "Central Station" wins the Golden Bear
12th - "Freak" opens at Cort Theater NYC
12th - 250-car Italy pile-up due to fog, 4 die & 50 hurt
12th - Dallas Cowboys sign Chan Gailey as their 4th head coach
12th - Intel unveils its 1st graphics chip i740
12th - US district judge T Hogan declares line-item veto law unconstitutional
14th - Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
White House Intern Monica Lewinsky 14th - 29th NAACP Image Awards: "Soul Food" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
15th - Dale Eggeling wins Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship
15th - 40th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt wins (172.712 MPH)
16th - Tellabs Inc acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $670 million
17th - US Naval Academy cadet Diane Zamora, 20, convicted of capital murder
17th - Larry Wayne Harris & Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax
17th - USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal
18th - NY Rangers fire head coach Colin Campbell
18th - Two white separatists are arrested in Nevada and accused of plotting a biological attack on New York City subways.
19th - Soyuz TM-26 lands
19th - US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan
20th - Tara Lipinski wins Olympic figure skating gold medal
20th - UN Sec-Gen Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations
20th - US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)
Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon 22nd - "King & I," closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances
22nd - 18th Winter Olympic games close at Nagano Japan
23rd - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charleston SC on WAVF 96.1 FM
23rd - US Supreme Court lets Megan's Law stand
23rd - Tornadoes in Florida kills at least 31
23rd - Osama bin Laden publishes a fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and Crusaders.
24th - Elton John knighted
24th - NHL resumes season since Feb 8th to accomodate the Olympics
25th - Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges
25th - Switzerland's 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich
25th - 40th Grammy Awards: "Sunny Came Home" best song, Paula Cole best new artist
26th - Oprah Winfrey found not guilty in beef defamation trial brought by Texas cattlemen
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey 26th - Steven M Gluckstern completes sale of NY Islanders
26th - Total solar eclipse in Venezuela-Pacific Ocean (4m09)
27th - Apple discontinues development of the Newton computer
27th - FBI arrests 10 most wanted suspected serial killer Tony Ray Amati
27th - NE Patriot David Meggett arrested in Toronto on sex assault charges
27th - Britain's House of Lords agrees to end 1,000 years of male precedence by giving a monarch's first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son
27th - 12th Soul Train Music Awards: Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston win
27th - 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
28th - "View From the Bridge" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
28th - Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points
28th - First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.
NHL Legend Mark Messier 28th - Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.