What Happened on October 28, 1998

Historical Events

  • An Air China (Mainland China) jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.

Famous Deaths

  • Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), dies at 76
  • James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (The Lion in Winter), dies of a heart attack at 71

Ted HughesTed Hughes (1930-1998)

English Poet and translator (British Poet Laureate 1984-98), dies at 68

Tommy FlowersTommy Flowers (1905-1998)

English engineer (Colossus), dies at 92

1998 Highlights

About October 28, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The First Night - Monica
  • UK #1 Song: Believe - Cher