What Happened on July 24, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


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"Saving Private Ryan", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns and Matt Damon, is released (Academy Awards Best Director 1999)

  • Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bindi Irwin, Australian TV personality, conservationist; daughter of Steve Irwin, born in Buderim, Australia