|<< - 1997|
|World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
|Superbowl XXXII Champions:
|Stanley Cup Champs:
Detroit Red Wings
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Patrick Rafter/Lindsay Davenport
Pete Sampras/Jana Novotna
|NCAA Football Champions:
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|World Cup (Soccer):
Mark McGuire hit 70 Home Runs
|The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Lauryn Hill, Heidi Klum, Niki Taylor, Victoria Silvstedt, Heidi Klum, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rebecca Romijn, Claudia Schiffer
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman"
"Think outside the bun"
|Time Magazine's Men of the Year
Kate Shindle (Evanston, IL)
Shawnae Jebbia (Massachusetts)
George Michael was arrested in 1998 for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public restroom in a Beverly Hills, CA park.
The Mars Climate Orbiter crashed into Mars and ended a $200 million dollar mission because one instrument by Lockheed measured in (US) pound-seconds and not newton-seconds.
Monica Lewinsky and President Bill Clinton. The news of this extra-marital affair and the resulting investigation eventually led to the impeachment hearing of Bill Clinton in 1998 by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Quickie Celebrity marriages in 1998:
Pop Vocalist Death: Frank Sinatra, age 82
Country Legend Vocalist Death: Tammy Wynette, age 55
Country Movie Legend Vocalist Death: Roy Roger, age 86
Pop Star Turned Congressman Death: Sonny Bono, age 62
Television Star Death: Phil Hartman, age 49
|1998 Pop Culture News:
MP3s were created for the first time.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin misspelled 'googol' when they started their little search engine experiment. A googol is a big number - a 1 followed by 100 zeros. A googolplex is 10 raised to the power of one googol. You should memorize that, because you never can tell when you might be called to name the biggest number you can. If somebody calls it before you, say the same thing 'plus one.'
JetBlue Airways was founded.
Job seeker website Monster.com was founded.
Jesse Ventura was elected Governer of Minnesota
Smartwater, vapor-distilled water was introduced. The next year, Fruitwater was available too.
The first W Hotel opened in New York on Lexington Ave and 49th Street.
Gillette introduced the Mach3 razor, the first triple-blade shaving tool.
Roy Berger did 3,416 push-ups in Ottawa, Canada on August 30.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1998: $1,300,000
Reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
|1st appearances & 1998's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
Furby, Barbie and Ken as the Munsters Giftset, Betty Spaghetti
|The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Saving Private Ryan
3. There's Something About Mary
4. A Bug's Life
5. The Waterboy
6. Doctor Dolittle
7. Rush Hour
8. Deep Impact
10. Patch Adams
|1998 Most Popular TV shows:
1. E.R. (NBC)
2. Friends (NBC)
3. Frasier (NBC)
4. Veronica's Closet (NBC)
5. Jesse (NBC)
6. 60 Minutes (CBS)
7. Touched By An Angel (CBS)
8. Home Improvement (ABC)
9. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
10. NYPD Blue (ABC)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1998 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1998:
|Popular Music in 1998 - # 1 Hits of 1998|