What Happened on February 22, 1998

Historical Events

  • "King & I" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances
  • Petr Svoboda scores the winner as the Czech Republic claims its first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal with a 1-0 victory over Russia in Nagano, Japan
  • XVIII Winter Olympic Games close in Nagano Japan

Famous Weddings

  • Singer-songwriter Tori Amos (34) weds British sound engineer Mark Hawley (34) in West Wycombe, England

Famous Deaths

  • Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
  • Jose Maria de Areilza, Sp minister of foreign affairs (1975-76), dies
  • Sandy Hume, American correspondent (Fox News), commits suicide at 28
1998 Highlights

About February 22, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
  • UK #1 Song: Brimful of Asha - Cornershop