What Happened on December 29, 1998

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

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