What Happened on October 7, 1998

Historical Events

  • Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Jacobs, American symphonic tuba player (Chicago Symphony, 1944-83), and pedagogue, dies at 83
1998 Highlights

About October 7, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The First Night - Monica
  • UK #1 Song: Rollercoaster - B*Witched