On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday

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

Sports record brokenNBA 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)

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestXXXTentacion

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

Rapper XXXTentacion
Rapper
XXXTentacion

Famous Deaths

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