On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1998

Historical Events

  • Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $US40 billion and forms DaimlerChrysler in the then largest industrial merger in history

Famous Deaths

  • Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
  • Eddie Rabbitt, American songwriter ("Kentucky Rain"), and country singer ("I Love a Rainy Night"), dies of lung cancer at 56
1998 Highlights

About May 7, 1998

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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