On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1998

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Saving Private Ryan", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns and Matt Damon, is released (Academy Awards Best Director 1999)

  • Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bindi Irwin, Australian TV personality, conservationist; daughter of Steve Irwin, born in Buderim, Australia
1998 Highlights

About July 24, 1998

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

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo