What Happened on August 24, 1998

Historical Events

  • First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
  • The Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 Pan Am bombing.

Famous Deaths

  • E. G. Marshall [Everett Eugene Grunz], American actor (12 Angry Men, The Defenders), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Gene Page, American arranger, composer, and record producer (Righteous Brothers; Marvin Gaye; Whitney Houston), dies at 58
1998 Highlights

About August 24, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • UK #1 Song: No Matter What - Boyzone