#TBT Year in Review: 1998

Two years before Y2K, yet everyone was talking about it…and these things.

  • Bill Clinton dominated the headlines and SNL for his “off the field” issues.
  • Before teaching you how to survive EVERYTHING, Bear Grylls became the youngest person to scale Mount Everest at 23. 
  • Microsoft released Windows 98…some of you still use it.
  • The Winter Olympics were held in Nagano, Japan.
  • Will Smith’s son Jaden was born and former Hall of Fame Bears quarterback Sid Luckman passed away at the age of 81.

And this is what we saw in the worlds of Movies, Music and Sports!

Movies

Comedy

The Truman Show, There’s Something About Mary, Rushmore, Can’t Hardly Wait, Patch Adams, You’ve Got Mail, Dr. Dolittle, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer, Baseketball, Night at the Roxbury, Almost Heroes, Waking Ned Devine, Bulworth, Sliding Doors, Blues Brothers 2000, How Stella Got Her Groove Back AND…

The Big Lebowski

Action/Thriller

Ronin, Enemy of the State, Fallen, U.S. Marshals, The Negotiator, Mercury Rising, Lethal Weapon 4, Wild Things, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Godzilla, Rush Hour, The Siege, Psycho, Snake Eyes, The Faculty, A Perfect Murder, Out of Sight, The X-Files, Hard Rain, Lost in Space, The Mask of Zorro, Dark City, Sphere, Small Soldiers, John Carpenter’s Vampires, The Big Hit, Phantoms, Black Dog, Halloween: H20, Desperate Measures, Blade, Deep Impact AND…

Armageddon

Drama

Saving Private Ryan, American History X, Meet Joe Black, What Dreams May Come, Elizabeth, A Civil Action, The Thin Red Line, City of Angels, Shakespeare In Love, Ever After, Another Day in Paradise, 54, Rounders, He Got Game, Stepmom, Les Miserables, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Great Expectations AND…

Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas

Animated

Mulan, The Prince of Egypt, The Rugrats Movie, Antz, AND…

A Bug’s Life

The 71st Oscars Nominees/Winners

Best Actor

Nick Nolte, Affliction

            Edward Norton, American History X

            Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan

            Ian McKellen, Gods and Monsters 

            Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful – Winner

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall, A Civil Action

            Ed Harris, The Truman Show

            Geoffery Rush, Shakespeare in Love

            Billy Bob Thornton, A Simple Plan

            James Coburn, Affliction – Winner

Best Actress

 

            Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth

            Fernanda Montenegro, Central Station

            Meryl Streep, One True Thing

            Emily Watson, Hilary and Jackie

            Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love – Winner

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

 

            Lynn, Redgrave, Gods and Monsters

            Kathy Bates, Primary Colors

            Brenda Blethyn, Little Voice

            Rachel Griffiths, Hilary and Jackie

            Judie Dench, Shakespeare in Love – Winner 

Best Picture

 

            Elizabeth

            Life is Beautiful

            Saving Private Ryan

            The Thin Red Line

            Shakespeare in Love – Winner

Music

Rock Albums

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Hip-Hop

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Pop Albums

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Billboard Year-End Hot 100

  1. “Too Close” – Next
  2. “The Boy Is Mine” – Brandy and Monica
  3. “You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain
  4. “Truly Madly Deeply” – Savage Garden
  5. “How Do I Live” – LeAnn Rimes
  6. “Together Again” – Janet
  7. “All My Life” – K-Ci & JoJo
  8. “Candle in the Wind 1997” – Elton John
  9. “Nice and Slow” – Usher
  10. “I Don’t Wait to Wait” – Paula Cole
  11. “How’s It Going to Be” – Third Eye Blind
  12. “No, No, No” – Destiny’s Child
  13. “My Heart Will Go On” – Celine Dion
  14. “Getting’ Jiggy wit It” – Will Smith
  15. “You Make Me Wanna” – Usher
  16. “My Way” – Usher
  17. “My All” – Mariah Carey
  18. “The First Night” – Monica
  19. “Been Around the World” – Puff Daddy feat. Mase and Notorious B.I.G
  20. “Adia” – Sarah McLachlan

Sports

Baseball 

Offensive Leaders:

Average: Larry Walker (COL) – .363

Hits: Dante Bichette (COL) – 219

Home Runs: Mark McGwire (STL) – 70

RBI: Sammy Sosa (CHC) – 158

OPS: Mark McGwire (STL) – 1.222

Stolen Bases: Rickey Henderson (OAK) – 66

Pitching:

Wins: Roger Clemens (TOR), Rick Helling (TEX), David Cone (NYY), Tom Glavine (ATL) – 20

ERA: Greg Maddux (ATL) – 2.22

Strikeouts: Randy Johnson (SEA/HOU) – 329

Complete Games: Curt Schilling (PHI) – 15

Shutouts: Randy Johnson – 6

Saves: Trevor Hoffman (SD) – 53 

MVP:

AL: Juan Gonzalez (TEX)

NL: Sammy Sosa (CHC)

CY Young:

AL: Roger Clemens (TOR)

NL: Tom Glavine (ATL)

Rookie of the Year:

AL: Ben Grieve (OAK)

NL: Kerry Wood (CHC)

World Series: New York Yankees over San Diego Padres (4-0)

Basketball

NCAA

Final Four:

(2) Kentucky, (3) Utah, (3) Stanford, and (1) North Carolina

National Championship:

(2) Kentucky over (3) Utah 78-69

NBA

League Leaders:

Points Per Game: Michael Jordan (CHI) – 28.7

Rebounds Per Game: Dennis Rodman (CHI) – 15.0

Assists Per Game: Rod Strickland (WAS) – 10.5 

All-NBA Team:

Tim Duncan (SA)

Michael Jordan (CHI)

Karl Malone (UTAH)

Shaquille O’Neal (LAL)

Gary Payton (SEA) 

MVP: Michael Jordan (CHI)

Rookie of the Year: Tim Duncan (SA)

NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls over Utah Jazz (4-2)

Football

NCAA

Heisman Trophy Winner:

Ricky Williams, University of Texas

National Championship:

Tennessee over Florida State (23-16) in the Fiesta Bowl 

NFL

League Leaders:

Passing Yards: Brett Favre (GB) – 4,212

Passing Touchdowns: Steve Young (SF) – 36

Passer Rating: Randall Cunningham (MIN) – 106.0

Rushing Yards: Terrell Davis (DEN) – 2,008

Rushing Touchdowns: Terrell Davis (DEN) – 21

Receptions: O.J. McDuffie (MIA) – 90

Receiving Yards: Antonio Freeman (GB) – 1,424

Receiving Touchdowns: Randy Moss (MIN) – 17

AP MVP:

Terrell Davis (DEN)

Super Bowl:

Denver Broncos over Atlanta Falcons (34-19)

Super Bowl MVP:

John Elway 

John Elway SB 33

Hockey

League Leaders:

Goals: Peter Bondra (WSH) & Teemu Selanne (ANA) – 52

Assists: Wayne Gretzky (NYR) & Jaromir Jagr (PIT) – 67

Points: Jaromir Jagr (PIT) – 102

Hart Memorial Trophy:

Dominik Hasek (BUF) 

Stanley Cup:

Detroit Redwings over Washington Capitals (4-0)

Did I miss anything? Let me know on Twitter @Mike_PiFF03.

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