On This Day

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 tuba player a.k.a. Song and Wind (b. 1915)
1998 Highlights

About October 7, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra