On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1998

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJames Earl Ray

James Earl Ray, 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

Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. James Earl Ray
Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.
James Earl Ray
  • 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? 22 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus