On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1998

Historical Events


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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ella Guevara, Filipino actress (Starstruck Kids), born in Quezon City, Philippines

Famous Deaths

  • Vasili Arkhipov, Soviet Russian Navy submarine officer credited with successfully arguing against a Soviet nuclear strike during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, dies at 72
1998 Highlights

About August 19, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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