On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1998

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Albert de Klerk, Dutch organist, composer, and conductor, dies at 81
  • Bertil Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder and manager (15 caps; Atalanta; Olympic gold 1948), dies at 81
  • Freddie Young, British cinematographer (Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 96
1998 Highlights

About December 1, 1998

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius