On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1998

Famous Deaths

  • AndrĂ© Weil, French mathematician (foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry), dies at 92
  • Nat Gonella, British big band jazz trumpeter, mellophonist, singer, and bandleader (The Georgians; Oh, Monah), dies at 90
1998 Highlights

About August 6, 1998

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years and 10 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