What Happened on August 5, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC


Famous Deaths

  • Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander (b. 1912)
  • Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian dictator (b. 1911)