What Happened on January 4, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st BCS National Championship: #1 Tennessee beats #2 Florida State, 23-16, at 28th Fiesta Bowl
  • Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
  • Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.

Famous Deaths

  • Iron Eyes Cody, American actor (b. 1904)