On This Day

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)

Historic Event

Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba

Famous Birthdays


XXXTentacion [Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy], American rapper and singer-songwriter, born in Plantation, Florida (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Hilla Limann, president of Ghana in (1979-81), dies
1998 Highlights

About January 23, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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