What Happened on April 27, 1998

Historical Events

Music Concert

Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Madonna, Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Roberta Flack, Wynonna Judd, and Tsidii Leloka

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American writer & mystic, dies at 72
  • Dominique Aury, French novelist, dies at 90
  • Godfrey Kenton, English actor (The Tempest, Well's Theater), dies at 96
  • John Bassett, Canadian publisher & media baron, dies at 47
1998 Highlights

About April 27, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Too Close - Next
  • UK #1 Song: All That I Need - Boyzone