What Happened on June 7, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 52nd Tony Awards: "The Lion King" and '"Art" win
  • 97th Men's French Open: Carlos Moya beats Alex Corretja (6-3, 7-5, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

French Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario beats Monica Seles 7-6, 0-6, 6-2

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 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

Famous Deaths

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