What Happened on January 9, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title
  • Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hrs 8 mins
  • Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn pleads not guilty to drunken driving
  • Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned
  • Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever

Famous Deaths

  • Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
  • Kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79