On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the US Coast Guard intercepts a ship carrying 4,300 kg of cocaine

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), dies at 76
  • Jacques Chailley, French musicologist and composer, dies at 88
  • Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), dies at 94
  • Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)