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

Event of Interest

Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport

1998 History

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

About February 6, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Together Again - Janet
  • UK #1 Song: Doctor Jones - Aqua