What Happened on January 23, 1998

Historical Events

  • Denver Nuggets tie the NBA single-season record of 23 consecutive losses set by the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1995-96; streak ends with a 99-81 win the next day against the LA Clippers

NBA Record

Michael Jordan scores in double figures for 800th consecutive game in a 100-98 OT win over New Jersey; adds 40 more double-figure scoring games to his NBA record before retiring for the second time (1998)

Event of Interest

Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba

1998 History

Famous Birthdays

XXXTentacion (1998-2018)

American rapper and singer-songwriter, born in Plantation, Florida

Born in 1998

Famous Deaths

  • Hilla Limann, president of Ghana in (1979-81), dies at 63

About January 23, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
  • UK #1 Song: All Around The World - Oasis