What Happened on June 1, 1998

Historical Events

  • Australian Susie Maroney becomes first person to swim from Mexico to Cuba across shark and jellyfish-infested waters of the Yucatan Straits; swims 123-miles in 38 hours 33 minutes in a cage
  • European Central Bank is founded in Brussels to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy

Famous Deaths

  • Darwin Joston, American actor (Assault on Precinct 13), dies at 60

About June 1, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • UK #1 Song: C'est La Vie - B*Witched