What Happened on August 17th, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky

Famous Deaths

  • Tadeusz Slusarski, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1950)
  • Wladyslaw Komar, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1940)