What Happened on July 1, 1998

Historical Events

  • NBA commences a player lockout after no agreement with players about salary issues - lasts 204 days with the season shortened by 50 games

Famous Birthdays

  • Chloe Bailey, American R&B singer (Chloe X Halle - "Ungodly Hour"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Pa Salieu, Gambian British rapper (Frontline), born in Slough, England
Born in 1998

Famous Weddings

Barbra Streisand

Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Barbra Streisand (57) weds actor James Brolin (58) in Malibu, California

Famous Deaths

  • Lucy Reed [Dollinger], American jazz vocalist (Woody Herman; Charlie Ventura), dies at 77
1998 Highlights

About July 1, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • UK #1 Song: Three Lions '98 - Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds