On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1999

Historical Events

  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Mark Philippoussis clinches Australia's unassailable 2-0 lead, (ends 2-1), with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Sweden's Jonas Björkman; Australia's first title

Famous Deaths

Jim Peters

Jim Peters, English long-distance runner who was 1st to complete a marathon in under 2 hours 20 minutes, dies at 80

1999 Highlights

About January 9, 1999

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 23 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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