What Happened on January 15, 1998

Historical Events

  • Australian schoolboy Ian Thorpe becomes youngest ever male to become a world swimming champion when he wins 400m freestyle aged 15 years, 3 months in Perth; also wins event at 2001 & 2003 World Championships

Sports History

Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Dino Ciccarelli finds his 5th NHL club; traded from Tampa Bay Lightning to Florida Panthers

1998 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chloe Kelly. English footballer (Manchester City), born in Manchester, England
Born in 1998

Famous Deaths

  • Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian politician and economist. temporary Prime Minister of India (1964, 1966), dies at 99
  • Junior Wells, American blues singer ("In My Younger Days"), dies at 63

About January 15, 1998

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
  • UK #1 Song: Never Ever - All Saints