What Happened on January 20, 1998

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"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
  • Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tueday night programming

Famous Birthdays

  • Frances Tiafoe, American tennis player, born in Orlando, Florida

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? 24 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
  • UK #1 Song: All Around The World - Oasis