On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1998

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"The Mask of Zorro" directed by Martin Campbell, starring Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II and family, 80 years after they died


Famous Birthdays

  • Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón, Spanish royal, born in Madrid, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Ronald Tremain, New Zealand composer, dies at 74
1998 Highlights

About July 17, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer