What Happened on September 1, 1998

Historical Events

  • American harness trainer and driver Dave Palone wins his 6,000th race, driving Oompa’s Terminator to victory at The Meadows Racetrack in Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

Cary Middlecoff (1921-1998)

American golfer (US Open 1949, 56; US Masters 1955), dies at 77

  • Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (Marsz żałobny), dies at 67
  • Petar Šegedin, Croatian novelist (Holy Devil), dies at 89
  • Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (The Mail on Sunday), dies of a heart attack at 73
1998 Highlights

About September 1, 1998

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • UK #1 Song: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next - Manic Street Preachers