This was 108th day of the year and 257 days remained in the year.
The first game was played in Yankee Stadium (“the House that Ruth built”). Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4–1.
London Bridge was sold to an American. It was rebuilt in Arizona.
The U.S. Senate voted to hand over the Panama Canal to Panamanian control on Dec. 31, 1999.
American Bandstand and New Year's Rockin' Eve host Dick Clark died of heart failure.
Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.