On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1998

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent 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

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • First module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), dies at 78
  • Galina Starovoitova, Russian politician and dissident, assassinated at 52
  • Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), dies at 69
1998 Highlights

About November 20, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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