On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1998

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Exxon announces a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company.

Famous Deaths

  • Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 81
  • Freddie Young, British cinematographer (Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 96