Saturday, January 9, 2010

~Flashback 1998~

Economics

Federal spending: $1675.88 billion
Federal debt: $5750.4 billion
Consumer Price Index: 163
Unemployment: 4.5%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.32

Events

  • Titanic becomes the highest-grossing film of all time, raking in more than $580 million domestically.
  • An estimated 76 million viewers watch the last episode of Seinfeld.
  • Legendary crooner Frank Sinatra dies of a heart attack at age 82.
  • NBC agrees to fork over $13 million an episode for the next three years for broadcast rights to the top-rated series ER. The total dollar figure, $850 million, eclipses any price ever paid for a television show.
  • Titanic captures a record-tying 11 Academy Awards, including those for Best Picture and Best Director (James Cameron).
  • The American Film Institute announces its list of the top 100 films of all time. Citizen Kane tops the list.

Movies

  • Affliction, American History X, Elizabeth, Shakespeare in Love, There's Something about Mary

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4 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

ER - my favorite show of all time!!!

It was really sad when Frank Sinatra died, I really like him, I have some tapes and CDs of his songs.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

And now isn't it ironic that Cameron's Avatar is poised to beat his own Titanic?

Titanic is still at the top, with 1.8 billion world-wide, but Avatar is second, with 1.14 billion.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hard to believe all of that was 12 years ago...seems like yesterday!! I do so enjoy your flashbacks...thanks for all the research you do! You're incredible! ~Janine XO

Jenny Girl said...

My gosh that was so long ago! Thanks for the flashback :)

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