What Happened on January 17, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "The Miss", NFC Championship Game; Minnesota Viking Gary Anderson misses field goal fourth quarter allowing Atlanta Falcons to tie and eventually win in overtime, despite becoming 1st kicker to finish the regular season without missing
  • AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New York Jets 23-10
  • NFC Championship Game: Atlanta Falcons beat Minnesota Vikings 30-27 (OT)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)