On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Appears on tv showTelevision 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, Bulgarian dictator (b. 1911)
  • Todor Zjivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), dies at 86