January 9, 1998 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title
  • Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hrs 8 mins
  • Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned

Deaths in History

  • Kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79