On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1998

Historical Events

Sports History

Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title

  • Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hrs 8 mins
  • Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn pleads not guilty to drunken driving
  • Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned

Sports History

Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky as the best NHL player ever

Famous Deaths

  • Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
  • Kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79
1998 Highlights

About January 9, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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