On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 52nd Tony Awards: "The Lion King" and '"Art" 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

Famous Deaths

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