On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardAFC Championship

AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat New York Jets, 23-10; features infamous "The Miss", Vikings' PK Gary Anderson misses field goal late 4th quarter

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • NFC Championship, Metrodome, Minneapolis: Atlanta Falcons beat Minnesota Vikings, 30-27 (OT)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)