On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1999

Historical Events

  • College Football, 1st BCS National Championship, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ: #1 Tennessee beats #2 Florida State, 23-16, at 28th Fiesta Bowl
  • Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as Governor of Minnesota
  • Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.

Famous Deaths

  • Iron Eyes Cody [Espera Oscar de Corti], Italian-American actor (Keep America Beautiful, Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), dies at 91
1999 Highlights

About January 4, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn