On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

48th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: East beats West, 135-114; MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, F

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Finland beats Sweden, 6-0 at the Aqua Wing Arena in Nagano, Japan in the first female ice hockey game played in Olympic history
  • NHL stops season stops to accommodate the Nagano Winter Olympics; returns February 24

Famous Deaths

  • Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, dies at 85
  • Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer (Nobel 1955), dies at 95
  • Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • William Lambert, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, dies at 78