On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1998

Famous Deaths

  • Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)

Person of interestSani Abacha

Sani Abacha, de facto President of Nigeria (1993-98), dies at 54

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha

1998 Highlights

About June 8, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini