On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1998

Historical Events

Music Single

Irish band Boyzone release their best-selling single "No Matter What" composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman

Singer Ronan Keating
Ronan Keating
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • The Oval stages first competitive cricket match played under floodlights in London when home team Surrey loses to Sussex by 8 wickets in the day/night 40-over fixture

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
1998 Highlights

About August 3, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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