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Dateline: Events/Week Of January 15, 1998 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment  & Fascinating Facts 


In The News

NASA announces that John Glenn (76) can go back up in space.  Glenn has been pushing the agency, asserting that such a mission could provide valuable insights into the human aging process.

President Clinton becomes the first U.S. chief executive to testify as a defendant while still in office, answering questions under oath in the Paula Cordin Jones sexual harassment suit against him.

Texas officials announce a record-breaking $15 billion out-of-court settlement with cigarette makers that would mean a huge windfall for the state and allow the companies to avoid a potentially disastrous trial while Congress debates a proposed nationwide tobacco truce. 

Mary Bono appears on CNN’s “Larry King” program, saying she has not decided whether to enter politics. Husband Sonny Bono, who held a seat in the 44th Congressional district, died in a January 5 ski accident. 

Chief U.N. weapons inspector Richard Butler dismisses an Iraqi deadline for arms inspectors to finish their work and once again accuses Baghdad of concealing banned weapons material.

After 5 weeks of seclusion, President Boris Yelstin makes a return to the Kremlin, showing the world that he’s still in charge.


Health News - January 15, 1998

The FDA approves Excedrin as an over-the-counter migraine remedy.

In a radio interview, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton suggests politics are at play in accusations such as Paula Jones’ against her husband. “We’re both very fortunate that the way we were raised gave us a lot of resilience.” Separately this week – the First Lady faces questioning from Whitewater prosecutors on the FBI files controversy.


Technology News – January 15, 1998

Sony is pushing the mini-disc – actually a 2.5 inch CD as a portable, recordable alternative to the audiocassette.

Apple Computer, helped by cost cutting and demand for its high-end Macintosh computers, reports a $47 million quarterly profit after years of red ink.

Oprah Winfrey and an animal activist who appeared on her show are being sued by cattlemen for suggesting that U.S. beef could be tainted by the “mad cow” disease that caused panic in Britain.


 Music news – January 15, 1998

Passing – Carl Perkins (65) – rockabilly pioneer whose song “Blue Suede Shoes” and lightning-quick guitar playing influenced Elvis Presley, the Beatles and other performers.

Passing – Junior Wells (63) – harmonica player who became a Chicago blues icon and influenced generations of rock ‘n’ roll stars.

Reflecting on the shooting deaths of fellow rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Doggy Dogg tells a Long Beach (CA) newspaper “I definitely feel my life is in danger if I stay in Death Row Records. That’s part of the reason why I’m leaving.” “(Label founder) Suge Knight is in jail (since 1996), Dr. Dre left and Tupac is dead. It’s telling me that I’m either going to be dead or in jail or I’m going to be nothing.” Snoop may have a problem leaving the label – he still owes them six albums.


Entertainment/Movie/Celebrity News – January 15, 1998

1998 Golden Globe winners –

Best picture – drama – “Titanic.”

Best picture – musical or comedy – “As Good As It Gets.”

Best actress – drama – Judi Dench – “Mrs. Brown.”

Best actor – drama – Peter Fonda, “Ulee’s Gold.”

Best actress – musical or comedy – Helen Hunt – “As Good As It Gets.’

Best actor – musical or comedy – Jack Nicholson – “As Good As It Gets.’

TV – best drama series – “X Files.”

Best musical or comedy series – “Ally McBeal."


Television news – January 15, 1998

NBC has pulled Jenny McCarthy’s “Jenny” from its schedule due to poor ratings.

ABC-TV remains undecided on the future of “Ellen” starring Ellen DeGeneres and says it is monitoring the controversial show’s performance before making any decision.

Undefined “personal issues” faced by Brett Butler have again stopped production of ABC’s “Grace Under Fire.’ It’s the second time Butler stopped production on the show.

NBC will spend a record $850 million to keep ER for three years.

Thursday night TV listings/TV Guide - week  of January 15, 1998

CBS – Promised Land, Diagnosis Murder, 48 Hours

NBC – Friends, Union Square, Seinfeld, Veronica’s Closet, ER

ABC – Prey, Movie

 FOX – King of the Hill, Ask Harriet, New York Undercover

WB – Movie

UPN – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Wild Things

PBS – A Science Odyssey, Alfred DuPont/Columbia University Awards in TV & Radio Journalism

On Diagnosis Murder – Part 2 - Mob warfare breaks out and a new motive surfaces as Steve and Masters fight to clear Mark.

On Friends – Phoebe undergoes a procedure so she can serve as a surrogate mother.

Saturday night TV listings/TV Guide – week of January 15, 1998

CBS – The Magnifcent Seven, Early Edition, Walker, Texas Ranger

NBC – All Star TV Censored Blooper Palooza, The Pretender, Profiler

ABC – Nothing Sacred, Cracker, Boys and Girls Are Different: Men, Woman and the Sex Differences

FOX – Cops, Cops, America’s Most Wanted

WB – Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess

UPN – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Team Knight Rider 


On Cracker – The police track a serial killer who seems to be seeking revenge on behalf of his serverely injured wife.

On Walker, Texas Ranger – walker and Alex pose as married jet-setters to defuse a hostage situaltion.


Top Pop Music Hits – January 15, 1998

Together Again – Janet Jackson

Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden

How Do I Live – Leann Rimes

You Make Me Wanna… Usher

Tubthumping - Chumbawamba

Something About the way You Look Tonight/Candle In The Wind 1997 – Elton John

Show Me Love – Robyn

Feel So Good – Mase

My Body – LSG

Been Around the World – Puff Daddy & The Family

I Don’t Want To Wait – Paula Cole

My Love Is The Shhh! – Somethin’ For the People

A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men

I Don’t Ever want To See You Again – Uncle Sam

I Will Come To You – Hanson

We’re Not Making Love No More – Dru Hill


Top Modern Rock Tracks – January 15, 1998

Given To Fly – Pearl Jam

Time of Your Life (Good Riddance) – Green Day

3AM – Matchbox 20

Everything To Everyone – Everclear

Brick – Ben Folds Five

Touch, Peel and Stand – Days of the New

How’s It Going To Be – Third Eye Blind

Mouth – Bush

Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve

Walkin’ On the Sun – Smash Mouth

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Tubthumping – Chumbawamba


Top music albums – January 15, 1998

Sevens – Garth Books

Let’s Talk About Love – Celine Dion

Harlem World – Mase

Tubthumper – Cumbawamba

Yourself or Someone Like You – Matchbox 20

Backstreet Boys – Backstreet Boys

Come On Over – Shania Twain

 You Light Up My Life – Inspirational Songs – Leann Rimes

Aqua – Aquarium

Now Way Out – Puff Daddy & The Family

Titanic – Soundtrack

Spiceworld – Spicegirls

Reload – Metallica

My Way – Usher

Big Willie Style – Will Smith

Spice – Spice Girls

Butterfly – Mariah Carey

Ru U Still Down? (Remember Me) – 2Pac

Fush Yu Mang – Smash Mouth

Higher Ground – Barbara Streisand


Top pop music hits in Britain – January 15, 1998

Too Much – Spice Girls

Never Ever – All Saints

Perfect Day – Various Artists

Torn – Natalie Imbruglia

Together Again – Janet Jackson

The Reason – Celine Dion

Avenging Angels – Space

Teletubbies Say “Eh-Oh” – Telebubbies

No One But You – Queen

Feel So Good – Mase

Tonight/Candle In The Wind 1997 – Elton John

Shelter – Brand New Heavies

5,6,7,8 – Steps

Angels – Robbie Williams


Top Jazz music albums – January 15, 1998

Love Scenes – Diana Krall

Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil -  Soundtrack

Dave Grusin Presents West Side Story- Dave Grusin

Mugzy’s Move – Royal Crown Revue

That Day – Dianne Reeves

Swing – Manhattan Transfer

Caught in The Act – Live – Royal Crown Revue

Beyond the Missouri Sky – Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny


Top Video Tape Movie Sales – January 15, 1998

Lost World: Jurrassic Park

My Best Friend’s Wedding

George of the Jungle


Hanson: Tulsa, Tokyo And The Middle Of Nowhere

Beauty and the Beats: The Enchanted Christmas

Star Wars Trilogy – Special edition

Batman & Robin

Rage Against the Machine

Liar Liar

Beavis & Butt-Head Do America


Hot MTV Video Music Rotation – January 15, 1998

The Memory Remains – Metallica

It’s All About the Benjamins – Puff Daddy

Time Of Your Life – Green Day

Jane Says – Jane’s Addiction

Show Me Love – Robyn

Sex and Candy – Marcy Playground

Getting Jiggy Wit it – Will Smith

3AM – Matchbox 20

Tubthumping – Chumbawamba

Never Is A Promise – Fiona Apple

Pink – Aerosmith

Everything to Everyone - Everclear 

Touch, Peel And Stand – Days Of the New

I Do – Lisa Loeb

Dammit – Blink 182


Top Rap Music Tracks – January 15, 1998

Dangerous – Busta Rhymes

Feel So Good – Mase

Swing My Way – K.P. & Envyi

Déjà vu (Uptown Baby) – Lord Tariq & Peter Funz

Roxanne ’97 – Puff Daddy Remix - Sting & The Police

Two Wrongs – Heat

Going Back To Cali – The Notorious B.I.G.

Burn - Milita

It’s All About The Benjamins/Been Around the World – Puff Daddy

Just Clownin’ – WC From Westside Connection

Two Wrongs – Heat

I’m Not A Player – Big Punisher


Top Country Hit Music – January 15, 1998

Tim McGraw – Just To See You Smile

He’s Got You – Books & Dunn

Love Of My Life – Sammy Kershaw

I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying – Toby Keith With Sting

A Broken Wing – Martina McBride

Angel In My Eyes – John Michael Montgomery

Imagine That – Diamond Rio

On The Side of Angels – Leann Rimes

What If I Said – Anita Cochran

You’ve Got To Talk To Me – Lee Ann Womack

Longneck Bottle – Garth Brooks


Top movies – January 15, 1998


Good Will Hunting

Tomorrow Never Dies

Wag The Dog

Mouse Hunt

Jackie Brown


Scream 2


American Werewolf In Paris


The Boxer

Mr. Magoo

For Richer or Poorer

Home Alone 3

Deconstructing Harry

The Postman

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