January 6, 1994 – Today was the day that Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan got her knee whacked at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. It was all part of a hare-brained scheme by rival Tonya Harding’s husband, Jeff Gillooly, his buddy Shawn Eckardt and the hatchet-man, Shane Stant.
The trashy saga would occupy the the news cycle for what seemed like an eternity, only to culminate in a bizarre Olympic showdown on the ice. Kerrigan skated one of the best program’s of her career and took home the silver medal. Harding finished fourth.