On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 2001

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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Michael Jordan, then of the Washington Wizards, becomes the 4th player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points; hits a free throw in 2nd quarter of an 89-83 win against his old team, the Chicago Bulls

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife's hair during a row

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice

Famous Deaths

  • Les Brown, American big band leader (His Band of Renown - "Sentimental Journey"), dies at 88