On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1998

Historical Events

  • Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario
  • Vandals decapitate Copenhagen's Little Mermaid

Famous Weddings

  • "Hercules" actor Kevin Sorbo (39) weds actress Sam Jenkins (33) at the Beurge Chapel in Pacific Palisades, California

Famous Deaths

  • David Bairstow, English cricket wicket keeper, broadcaster (4 Tests; father of England Test 'keeper Jonny), dies from suicide at 46
  • Georgi Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer, dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
  • Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, American actor, musician, vocalist, (Sonny & Cher) and politician (Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), dies while skiing at 62
  • Wilhelm Herz, German motorcycle racer (first to 200mph), dies at 85
1998 Highlights

About January 5, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn