What Happened on February 8, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st female ice hockey game in Olympic history Finland beats Sweden 6-0
  • 48th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 135-114 at NYC
  • NHL stops season until Feb 24th to accommodate the Olympics

Famous Deaths

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