What Happened on January 2, 1999

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 & author, dies at 91
  • Shepard Menken, American voice & character actor (The Wild Wild West), dies at 77
1999 Highlights

About January 2, 1999

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
  • UK #1 Song: Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You) - Chef (South Park)