On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1998

Historical Events

  • The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
  • U.S. embassy bombings: US military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania

Famous Deaths

  • Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer ("Seven Lonely Days"), dies at 82
1998 Highlights

About August 20, 1998

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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