What Happened on August 2, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Essex GC: Brandie Burton wins by 1 shot from Annika Sörenstam
  • Curtis Cup Women's Golf, Minikahda GC: US beats Great Britain & Ireland 10-8
  • Tour de France: Marco Pantani of Italy makes it a Tour & Giro d'Italia double, German Erik Zabel is points winner

Famous Deaths

  • Shari Lewis, American puppeteer and ventriloquist (Lamb Chop), dies at 64