On This Day

February 8, 1998 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Deaths in History

Person of interestEnoch Powell

Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, dies at 85

British Politician Enoch Powell
British Politician
Enoch Powell
  • Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer (Nobel 1955), dies at 95
  • Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • William Lambert, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, dies at 78