On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1998

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's CDU/CSU party suffers a heavy defeat in federal elections to Gerard Schroder's SPD party

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl

Famous Weddings

  • "The Mummy" actor Brendan Fraser (30) weds actress Afton Smith (32) at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Doak Walker, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1948; Pro Bowl 1950-51, 53–55; First-team All-Pro 1950–51, 53–54; Detroit Lions), dies from ski accident injuries at 71
  • Narita Brian, Japanese racehorse, world's top earner until 2000 (b. 1991)
1998 Highlights

About September 27, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra