On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1998

Historical Events


Sport awardFIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup Final, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Zinedine Zidane scores twice as France wins first World Cup beating Brazil, 3-0

Football Star and Manager Zinedine Zidane
Football Star and Manager
Zinedine Zidane
  • Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Gil Morgan wins his 3rd Champions Tour major title by 3 strokes from Hale Irwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

South African President Nelson Mandela accompanies Queen Elizabeth II on a coach drive through the streets of London

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

"Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg (36) weds "Chinatown" film producer Robert Evans (68) in Beverly Hills, California. Marriage lasts nine days.

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician, dies at 91
  • Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
1998 Highlights

About July 12, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer