On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1998

Historical Events

NBA All-Star Game

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

  • 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

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
1998 Highlights

About February 8, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

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