On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1998

Historical Events

  • "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
  • "Ivanov" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • "Triumph of Love" closes at Royale Theater NYC
  • A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
  • Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.

Famous Deaths

  • John Gary [Strader], American singer (Cold), dies of cancer at 65
  • Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)
1998 Highlights

About January 4, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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