What Happened on January 25, 1998

Historical Events

  • "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC
  • 14th Sundance Film Festival: "Slam" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Historic Event

Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement

  • Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
  • Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance

Papal Visit

Pope John Paul II visits Cuba and demands the release of political prisoners; he also condemns US moves to isolate the country

Super Bowl

Super Bowl XXXII, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers, 31-24; MVP: Terrell Davis, Denver RB

Famous Deaths

  • Attila Zoller, Hungarian-American jazz guitarist, educator (Vermont Jazz Center, 1974-98), and inventor (bi-directional pickup), dies at 70
  • Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies
1998 Highlights

About January 25, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Together Again - Janet
  • UK #1 Song: You Make Me Wanna... - Usher