Yes, there was a satellite that was knocked out of orbit and lost - can't remember exactly what happened, but I know it was in 1998, because my husband and I were first dating and madly in love. We joked that our powerful "passions" were the culprit that knocked out the satellite. I'll try some research to see which one.
As for the current situation, it could get a little dicey. I can't help but think the just-breaking news of Russia's meteorite crashes might have
something to do with the one coming tomorrow (i.e., do asteroids have debris around them? or did the thing come early?).