What Happened on October 31, 1998

Historical Events

  • American jam band Phish performs The Velvet Underground's "Rock and Roll" as a musical costume during a show at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada in Paradise, Nevada
  • Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard J. Dwyer, American politician (Rep-D-NJ 1981-93), dies at 77
  • Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)
  • Kenneth Darling, British Army Commander-in-chief Allied Forces, dies at 89

About October 31, 1998

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 4 months and 22 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