What Happened on January 1st, 1998

Day of Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 64th Sugar Bowl: #4 Florida State beats #9 Ohio State, 31-14
  • 84th Rose Bowl: #1 Michigan beats #8 Washington State, 21-16
  • All California bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free
  • Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week
  • Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.
  • The European Central Bank is established.
  • US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733

Famous Birthdays

  • Marlene Lawston, American child actress

Famous Deaths


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody