What Happened on September 2, 1998

Historical Events

  • Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.
  • The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide

Famous Deaths

  • Allen Drury, American author (Advise & Consent - 1960 Pulitzer Prize), dies at 80
  • Jackie Blanchflower, Irish soccer midfielder (12 caps Northern Ireland; Manchester United 105 games; survived Munich air disaster), dies from cancer at 65
  • Jonathan Mann, American physician and AIDS activist, dies in the 1998 crash of Swissair Flight 111 at 51

About September 2, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 8 months and 29 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