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1998 Trivia

<< - 1997
World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
Superbowl XXXII Champions:
Denver Broncos
NBA Champions:
Chicago Bulls
Stanley Cup Champs:
Detroit Red Wings
U.S. Open Golf:
Lee Janzen
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Patrick Rafter/Lindsay Davenport
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Pete Sampras/Jana Novotna
NCAA Football Champions:
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
Real Quiet
World Cup (Soccer):
Sports Highlights:
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
"The Quotes"

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman"
"It depends on what the emaning of the word 'is' is"
- President Bill Clinton

"Think different"
-Apple Computer

"Think outside the bun"
- Taco Bell

Time Magazine's Men of the Year
Bill Clinton
Kenneth Starr
Miss America:
Kate Shindle (Evanston, IL)
Miss USA:
Shawnae Jebbia (Massachusetts)
The Scandals:

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:
Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman (9 days)
Catherine Oxenberg and Robert Evens (12 days)

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

The Habit:
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
2. Armageddon
3. There's Something About Mary
4. A Bug's Life
5. The Waterboy
6. Doctor Dolittle
7. Rush Hour
8. Deep Impact
9. Godzilla
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:
Aaliyah, Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys, Blackstreet, Brandy, Brian McKnight, Celine Dion, Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Janet Jackson, Goo Goo Dolls, K-Ci & JoJo, Kenny Chesney, Lauryn Hill, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mase, Master P, Matchbox Twenty, Monica, Montell Jordan, Mya, Natalie Imbruglia, Next, *NSYNC, R. Kelly, Puff Daddy, Redman, Savage Garden, 702, Shania Twain, Silkk the Shocker, Spice Girls, Usher, Will Smith, Wyclef Jean

(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:
October 11, 1997 - January 16, 1998: Elton John - Candle in the Wind '97

January 17, 1998 - January 30, 1998: Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply

January 31, 1998 - February 13, 1998: Janet Jackson - Together Again

February 14, 1998 - February 27, 1998: Usher - Nice And Slow

February 28, 1998 - March 13, 1998: CÚline Dion - My Heart Will Go On

March 14, 1998 - April 3, 1998: Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It

April 4, 1998 - April 24, 1998: K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life

April 25, 1998 - May 22, 1998: Next - Too Close

May 23, 1998 - June 5, 1998: Mariah Carey - My All

June 6, 1998 - September 4, 1998: Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine

September 5, 1998 - October 2, 1998: Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

October 3, 1998 - October 16, 1998: Monica - The First Night

October 17, 1998 - November 13, 1998: Barenaked Ladies - One Week

November 14, 1998 - November 27, 1998: Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)

November 28, 1998 - December 4, 1998: Divine - Lately

December 5, 1998 - January 15, 1999: R. Kelly & CÚline Dion - I'm Your Angel

Popular Music in 1998 - # 1 Hits of 1998