On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1998

Historical Events

  • In Corsica, the prefect Claude Erignac is assassinated in Ajaccio, presumably by Yvan Colonna.
  • Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, who violated probation by seeing 14 year old father of her baby, sentenced to 7 years
  • Twins trade Chuck Knoblauch to NY Yankees for $3M & 4 minor leaguers

Historic Event

Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Falco [Johann Hoelzel], Austrian singer (Rock Me Amadeus), dies at 40
  • Haroun Tazieff, French vulcanologist and geologist (b. 1914)
  • Nazim al-Kudsi, Syrian PM (1949, 1950-51)/pres (1961-63), dies
1998 Highlights

About February 6, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

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