On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1998

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • With his team struggling at 28 for 3, Australian cricket batsman Steve Waugh smashes a brilliant 157 to guide the tourists to an innings & 99 run win over Pakistan in the 1st Test in Rawalpindi

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Autry, American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, performer and business tycoon (owner LA/California/Anaheim Angels MLB team 1961-97), dies of lymphoma at 91
  • Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer (24 hours of Le Mans 1958, 60-62), dies at 74