What Happened on August 5, 1998

Historical Events

Television Debut

The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC

Famous Deaths

  • Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander, dies at 86
  • Todor Zhivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), 1954-89, dies at 86
1998 Highlights

About August 5, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • UK #1 Song: Viva Forever - Spice Girls