On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1999

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 65th Orange Bowl: #7 Florida beats #18 Syracuse, 31-10
  • A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.

Famous Deaths

  • Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • Shepard Menken, American voice and character actor (The Wild Wild West), dies at 77