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
1998 History

Famous Deaths

Enoch Powell (1912-1998)

British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, dies at 85

Halldór Laxness (1902-1998)

Icelandic writer (Nobel 1955), dies at 95

  • Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • William Lambert, American Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, dies at 78

About February 8, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Nice & Slow - Usher
  • UK #1 Song: Doctor Jones - Aqua