On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1998

Historical Events


MurderAssassination

South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission chairperson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, releases documents revealing an alleged plot by Western countries to assassinate UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld of Sweden

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu

Famous Birthdays

  • Ella Guevara, Filipino actress
1998 Highlights

About August 19, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo