What happened this day in history August 17, 1998

What are the important events that happened on August 17, 1998? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 17, 1998: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 17, 1998 is the 229th day of the year 1998 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 4, 1998 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 15,055,200 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $57.02. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Tiger is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 17, 1998 Historical Events

  • 1998
    Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an “improper physical relationship” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he “misled people” about the relationship.

Who died on August 17, 1998?

  • 1998
    Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (b. 1915)
  • 1998
    Tadeusz Slusarski, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1950)
  • 1998
    Wladyslaw Komar, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1940)

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