On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1998

Historical Events

FIFA 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

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

Historic Event

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


Famous Weddings

Robert Evans

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

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? 23 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Battle of the Boyne (United Kingdom)

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