What Happened on February 28, 1998

Historical Events

  • "View From the Bridge" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.
  • Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.

Sports History

Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points

1998 History

Famous Divorces

Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee

"Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (31) divorces Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (35) after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Arkady Shevchenko, Soviet diplomat eho defe tef to the US (Foreign Ministry, 1958-73; United Nations Under-Secretary, 1973-78), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Father Ted Crilly-Father Ted), dies of a heart attack at 45

About February 28, 1998

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
  • UK #1 Song: Brimful of Asha - Cornershop