On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1998

Historical Events

Sport awardSports Awards

6th ESPY Awards: Ken Griffey Jr, Mia Hamm win

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Ken Griffey Jr.

MurderAssassination Attempt

Failed assassination attempt on Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze

President of Georgia and Soviet Diplomat Eduard Shevardnadze
President of Georgia and Soviet Diplomat
Eduard Shevardnadze

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Weekes, West Indian cricket batsman (2 Tests, top score 137; first Test cricketer born in US), dies at 86
  • Laxness, Iceland's Nobel Literature laureate, dies at 95
1998 Highlights

About February 9, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius