January 2, 1999 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 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.

Deaths in History

  • Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)