On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 102nd Boston Marathon: Moses Tanui of Kenya wins men's title in 2:07:34; Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia wins back-to-back women's events in 2:23:21
  • German terrorist group Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
  • TAME Boeing 727-200 chartered by Air France crashes into Cerro El Cable mountain after takeoff from Bogotá, Colombia, killing 53.