What Happened on December 29, 1998

Historical Events

  • Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over a million people

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Wagner, American drummer (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan
Born in 1998

Famous Deaths

  • Donald "Don" Taylor, American director and actor (Father's Little Dividend, Escape from the Planet of the Apes), dies of hear failure at 78
  • Jean-Claude Forest, writer and illustrator of comics (Barbarella) (b. 1930)
  • Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), dies at 90
1998 Highlights

About December 29, 1998

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
  • UK #1 Song: Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You) - Chef (South Park)