What Happened on June 7, 1998

Historical Events

  • 52nd Tony Awards: "The Lion King" (musical) and '"Art" (play) win
  • French Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Spanish final Carlos Moya beats Alex Corretja 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 for his lone major title
  • James Byrd, Jr. is dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russel Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas in a racially-motivated hate crime
1998 History

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Narcejac, French writer (Vertigo), dies at 89

About June 7, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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