On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1998

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Palestine Liberation Organisation and Palestinian National Authority president, Yasser Arafat, arrives in Cape Town on his first state visit to South Africa at the invitation of President Nelson Mandela

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin "Benny" Waters, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, dies at 96
1998 Highlights

About August 11, 1998

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo