What Happened on January 29, 1998

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Paul Simon and Derek Walcott's musical "The Capeman", about a 1959 gang murder, starring Marc Anthony and Ruben Blades, opens at the Marquis Theatre, NYC; runs for 68 performances

  • Singer Bobby Brown found guilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Soyuz TM-27 launches to MIR
  • Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium and Netherlands, 6 die
  • Woman's Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama bombed, 1 killed
1998 History

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Alioto, American politician (Mayor of San Francisco 1968-76), dies at 81

About January 29, 1998

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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