On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1998

Historical Events

Historic Event

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 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
1998 Highlights

About January 7, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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