On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

12th Soul Train Music Awards: Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston win

  • 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • Apple discontinues development of the Newton computer
  • Britain's House of Lords agrees to end 1,000 years of male precedence by giving a monarch's first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son
  • FBI arrests 10 most wanted suspected serial killer Tony Ray Amati
  • NE Patriot David Meggett arrested in Toronto on sex assault charges

Famous Deaths

  • George H. Hitchings, American scientist (Nobel laureate 1988), dies at 92
  • J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)