What Happened on January 7, 1998

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signs affidavit denying she had an affair with President Bill Clinton

Sports History

Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal blocks 3 shots in a 114-102 win over Milwaukee to bring his career total to 1,002

Famous Deaths

  • Owen Bradley, American pop country music record producer (Patsy Cline; Loretta Lynn; Conway Twitty), dies at 82
  • Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), dies of a heat attack at 82
  • Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss organic chemist (Nobel 1975), dies at 91

About January 7, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Perfect Day - Various Artists