On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1998

Historical Events

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky as the best NHL player ever

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

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? 22 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn