On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1998

Historical Events

Historic Event

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 Deaths

  • Tadeusz Slusarski, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1950)
  • Wladyslaw Komar, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1940)
1998 Highlights

About August 17, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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