On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1998

Historical Events

Nobel Prize

José Saramago is the first person from Portugal to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

  • Oslo Gardermoen airport opening after the close down of Fornebu.

Impeachment Trial of Bill Clinton

US House of Representatives votes to begin impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton on charges of lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky


Famous Deaths

  • Anatol Vieru, Romanian-Jewish composer (Ultimele zile, ultimele ore/The Last Days, the Last Hours), and pedagogue, dies at 72
1998 Highlights

About October 8, 1998

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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