What Happened on July 5, 1998

Historical Events

  • NY Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles 1-0 to improve record to 61-20, equalling best 81-game start in MLB history

Baseball Record

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roger Clemens collects his 3,000th career strikeout in 2-1 win vs Tampa Bay (11th to achieve milestone)

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras retains title; beats Goran Ivanišević 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 for his 5th of 7 Wimbledon singles crowns


Famous Deaths

  • Sid Luckman, American College-Pro Football HOF quarterback (Columbia University; 4 × NFL C'ship 1940, 41, 43, 46; NFL MVP 1943; 5 × First-team All-Pro; 3 × Pro Bowl; Chicago Bears), dies at 81
1998 Highlights

About July 5, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • UK #1 Song: Because We Want To - Billie