What Happened on January 8, 1998

Historical Events

  • NY Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position

Event of Interest

Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer

  • World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life
1998 History

Famous Divorces

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Tippett, British conductor and composer (Child of Our Time), dies shortly after suffering a stroke at 93
  • Walter Diemer, inventor (bubble gum 1928), dies of heart failure at 93

About January 8, 1998

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Perfect Day - Various Artists