What Happened on November 20, 1998

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

  • First module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Sisler. American baseball utility (World Series 1946 St. Louis Cardinals; MLB All Star 1950), manager (Cincinnati Reds 1964–65) and coach (World Series 1967 St. L. Cardinals), dies at 78
  • Galina Starovoitova, Russian politician and dissident, assassinated at 52
  • Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), dies at 69

About November 20, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

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