What Happened on August 17, 1998

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony he had an "improper physical relationship" with the intern and on the same day admits before the nation he "misled people" about the relationship

Famous Birthdays

  • Genesis Owusu [Kofi Owusu-Ansah], Ghanaian-Australian singer and rapper (Smiling With No Teeth), born in Koforidua, Ghana
Born in 1998

Famous Deaths

  • Tadeusz Slusarski, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1950)
  • Wladyslaw Komar, Polish athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1972) and actor, dies in a car crash at 58
1998 Highlights

About August 17, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • UK #1 Song: No Matter What - Boyzone