Today in History for August 1998
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Events 1 - 15 of 15
1st - -8] Gay & Lesbian Games #5 open in Amsterdam
2nd - 26th du Maurier Golf Classic
2nd - 30th Curtis Cup: US wins 10-8 at The Minikahda Club (Minneapolis, Minnesota, US)
10th - The Royal Proclamation of HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah as the Crown Prince of Brunei.
15th - Omagh bomb in Northern Ireland, the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles
16th - 80th PGA Championship: Vijay Singh shoots a 271 at Sahalee Country Club
16th - Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
17th - 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 his relationship.
20th - The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
20th - U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.
24th - The Netherlands is selected as the site for the trial of the two Libyan suspects of the 1988 Pan Am bombing.
24th - First RFID human implantation tested in the United Kingdom.
28th - Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
30th - State Farm Rail Golf Classic
31st - North Korea reportedly launches Kwangmyongsong, its first satellite.
Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3
Weddings 1 - 2 of 2
22nd - FOX News Channel correspondent and Robert F. Kennedy's youngest son Douglas Kennedy (32) weds Molly Stark (29) in Nantucket, Massachusetts
29th - "Baywatch" actress Traci Bingham (30) weds Robb Vallier at First United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa
Deaths 1 - 16 of 16
1st - Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (b. 1927)
2nd - Shari Lewis, American puppeteer (b. 1933)
3rd - Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
4th - Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1930)
5th - Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian dictator (b. 1911)
5th - Otto Kretschmer, German U-boat commander (b. 1912)
6th - Andre Weil, French mathematician (b. 1906)
8th - Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist
13th - Julien Green, American novelist (b. 1900)
13th - Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (b. 1934)
17th - Wladyslaw Komar, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1940)
17th - Tadeusz Slusarski, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1950)
18th - Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek), dies of a heart attack at 49
20th - Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (b. 1915)
24th - E.G. Marshall, American actor (b. 1910)
26th - Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)