On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1998

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Dawson's Creek" created by Kevin Williamson, starring James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson premieres on WB in the US

  • 3rd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: L.A. Confidential wins Best Film
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas & Eagles
  • Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tueday night programming

Famous Deaths

  • Bobo Brazil [Houston Harris], American professional wrestler, dies at 73
  • Zevulun Hammer, Israeli politician, minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Israel (1996-98), dies at 61
1998 Highlights

About January 20, 1998

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius