What Happened on April 23, 1998

Famous Deaths

James Earl RayJames Earl Ray (1928-1998)

American assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., dies while still under detention of complications related to kidney disease and liver failure caused by hepatitis C at 70

  • Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (1980-85), dies at 91
1998 Highlights

About April 23, 1998

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Too Close - Next
  • UK #1 Song: It's Like That - Run DMC Versus Jason Nevins