Memory Lane: "1998"
In Tennessee, United States
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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: Tennessee
NCAA Basketball Champions: Kentucky
Kentucky Derby: Real Quiet
World Cup (Soccer): France
Sports Highlights: Mark McGuire hit 70 Home Runs
"I did not have sexual relations with that woman"
"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is"
- President Bill Clinton
"Think outside the bun"
- Taco Bell
Time Magazine's Men of the Year Bill Clinton
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.
Quick 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
MP3s are 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
1998's Most Popular Christmas presents:
Furby, Barbie and Ken as the Munsters Giftset, Betty Spaghetti
Best Film Oscar Winner: Shakespeare In Love
The Big Movies:
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)
Number One Songs
October 11, 1997 - January 16, 1998:
Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
Together Again - Janet Jackson
Nice & Slow - Usher
My Heart Will Go On - Céline Dion
Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It - Will Smith
All My Life - K-Ci and JoJo
Too Close - Next
My All - Mariah Carey
The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
The First Night - Monica
One Week - Barenaked Ladies
Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
Lately - Divine
I'm Your Angel R. Kelly & Céline Dion
Average Cost of new house $129,300.00
Average Income per year $38,100.00
Average Monthly Rent $619.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.15
Average cost of new car $17,200.00
US Postage Stamp 32 cents
1 LB of Bacon $2.53
1 LB Hamburger meat $1.40
Loaf of Bread $1.26
Dozen Eggs 88 cents
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