On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


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

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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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

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal

Famous Deaths

  • Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
  • 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