On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1998

Historical Events

Historic Event

Pope John Paul II asks God for forgiveness for the inactivity and silence of some Roman Catholics during the Holocaust

Famous Deaths

  • Derek Barton, British organic chemist (Nobel 1969), dies at 79
  • Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel laureate, dies at 79
  • Esther Bubley, American photographer aged 77
1998 Highlights

About March 16, 1998

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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