What Happened on October 17, 1998

Historical Events

  • At Jesse, in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, a petroleum pipeline explodes killing about 1200 villagers, some of whom are scavenging gasoline.

Famous Deaths

  • Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist
  • Joan Hickson, British actress (b. 1906)
1998 Highlights

About October 17, 1998

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: One Week - Barenaked Ladies
  • UK #1 Song: Girlfriend - Billie