On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1998

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 (b. 1918)
  • Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933)
  • Jonathan Mann, American physician and AIDS activist, in the 1998 crash of Swissair Flight 111 at 51