What Happened on November 19, 1998

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of the Artist Without Beard" sells at auction for $71.5 million

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay ("Heartbreak Hotel"), dies of cancer at 67
  • Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
1998 Highlights

About November 19, 1998

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

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