On This Day

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
1998 Highlights

About June 1, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

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