On This Day

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? 23 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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