The year 1998 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 1998 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.
|The European Union introduced the common currency euro which was adopted by fifteen member countries. The euro is the second most secure and prevalent currency in the world after the US dollar.
|Europe's first currency became the first coin in the euro. After a decade of preparation, the euro was launched on 1 January 1999: for the first three years it was an 'invisible' currency, used only for accounting purposes and for electronic payments.
|Pakistan conducted its first nuclear test.
|A massive earthquake in northern Afghanistan killed 5,000 people.
|Kuala Lumpur International Airport opened in Malaysia.
|A British powerboat 'The Only and Wireless Adventure' broke the record for the fastest world tour by completing the journey in 74 days, 20 hours and 38 minutes.
|Successfully tested anti-tank missile 'Nag'.
|AT&T and British telecommunications company PLC announced a joint venture.
|Viktor Chernomyrdin was re-elected as the new Prime Minister of Russia.
|Larry Page and Sergey Brin jointly registered Google as a company and opened a bank account for this.
|The 13th Non-Aligned Movement scheduled in 2001 was handed over to Bangladesh.
|Microsoft became the largest company in the world, overtaking General Electric. It was valued at $ 261 billion on the New York Stock Exchange.
|Google.com registered as domain name.
|Google, the world's largest search engine, was launched.
|The National Assembly of Pakistan approved the Islamic Sharia law as the country's highest law.
|The US Parliament passed the online copyright bill.
|Maldives President Abdul Gayoom was re-elected to the presidency for the fifth time.
|American cancer specialist Dr. Jane Heaney became the first woman commissioner of the FDA).
|The United Nations announced the deaths of 2 million innocent children in the war since 1987.
|Japan nationalized its first bank after World War II.
|The world's oldest astronaut named John Glenn successfully returned to Earth after completing his mission.
|In Bangladesh, 15 people were sentenced to death in the assassination of the country's first Prime Minister Sheikhmuzibur Rahman.
|The merger of Nations Bank and Bank of America led to the founding of America's largest bank.
|Heart operations were first shown on the Internet in the United States. This operation was done by doctor Robert Lazara.
|North Korea fired ballistic missiles at Japan.
|Hugo Chavez was elected President of Venezuela.
|American and British bomb years heavily bombed Iraq under 'Operation Desert Fox'.
|Niger Prime Minister Hama Amadou was arrested on charges of conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Baremanassera.
|The Algerian Islamic Rebellion killed 412 people.
|Famous Hindi films actress Lalita Pawar passed away.
|Sonia Gandhi became Congress President for the first time.
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee became Prime Minister for the second time.
|Some 3000-year-old glossaries engraved on a sheep bone were found in Shandong, northern part of China.
|World Health Organization's announcement to celebrate World Health Day as Women's Medical Day.
|More than 150 passengers died in stampede near Mina in Saudi Arabia.
|Girija Prasad Koirala appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
|Frederick Lange, popularly known as Thampi Guru, passed away.
|Nineteen European nations agreed to refuse human cloning.
|The 1998 Winter Olympics were held in Nagano in Japan.
|Danish Parliamentary Elections 1998: Prime Minister Pul Nyarup Rasmussen is re-elected.
|CIH computer virus discovered in Taiwan.
|France beat Brazil 3–0 in the Football World Cup final.
|The first RFID human implantation was tested in the United Kingdom.
|The Soviet Union's radar station, Skronda-1, was closed in Latvia.
|1,082 died in a pipeline explosion in Jessie City, Nigeria.
|Nindado released The Legend of Zelda Book: Time of Orrina
|Disarmament Crisis on Iraq: US President Bill Clinton orders an airstrike on Iraq UNSCOM withdraws all weapons inspectors from Iraq.
|Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, the bomber of World Trade Center has been sentenced to life.
|Wayne Gretzky is selected best NHL player ever by the hockey news.
|Tim Allen wins the 24th Annual People's Choice Awards in Seinfeld.
|After 76 performances, ‘Proposals' closes at Broadhurst Theater in New York City.
|St. James Theater, New York City open “Patti LaBelle On the Broadway,”.
|John Glenne, 76 may fly in space again. The NASA of USA has declared this.
|55th Golden Globe Awards celebrated in 1998.
|Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tuesday night programming.
|The news of affairs between Lewinsky and President Clinton is published. The president denies allegations.
|World League of America Football becomes NFL East.
|Pope John Paul II condemns U.S. embargo against Cuba.
|10 injured due to Crane crashed in Roosevelt in New York City Iram.
|“Grease,” closed at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City. It closed after 1,503 performances.
|Office Depot LPGA tournament is won by Helen Alfredsson.
|Superbowl XXXII: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Denvor Broncos beat Green Bay Packers by 31-24.
|Spice Girls and Baby face won the 25th American Music Award.
|Intel launch 333 MHz Pentium II chip.
|In a nationally televised press conference, US President Bill Clinton denied having 'sexual relations' with intern Monica Lewinsky.
|10 injured due to Crane crash in Roosevelt Is (New York City) Tram causing 10 injuries.
|The famous all star Florida Marlins catcher Daulton retired from his post in the year 1998. It was sad news for lovers or fans.
|The premiers of Paul Simon's “The Capeman” released in the theatres.
|All 104 on board were killed when the DC-9 at Philippine crashed apparently.
|Bob Watson the general manager was replaced by the New York Yankees with Brain Cashman.
|A United States Air Force EA-6B Prowler inadvertently severed a cable supporting a gondola of an aerial tramway in Cavalese, Italy, sending 20 people plummeting to their deaths.
|A pie was thrown on to the face of Bill Gates, the richest person in the world.
|The author tom Clancy confirmed that he has signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, which is an NFL franchise record.
|Bill Clinton, President says that ‘he would never walk away from this country and from the thrust they have placed in me’, during press conference.
|18th winter Olympic Games opened at Nagano Japan.
|In the first female Ice Hockey game in Olympic history Finland beaten Sweden in about 6-8 points which was a huge loss.'
|The assignation attempt that was passed on Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze failed to result as attempted.
|Lyrics of the song “Candle in the Wind 1997”, was auctioned for $442,500 in 1998.
|Howard Stern announces that he make the film “Private Parts”.
|Dale Eggeling, a well known golf player won Los Angeles Women’s Golf Championship.
|Tellabs Inc. acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $670 million.
|Larry Wayne Harris and Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax.
|UN Secretary General Kofi Anna lands in Baghdad on February 20, 1998 for peace negotiations.
|At the age of 15, American figure skater Tara Lipinski becamethe youngest gold medal winner in the history of the Winter OlympicGames.
|Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open was held.
|18th Winter Olympic games closed at Nagano, Japan.
|Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charleston South Carolina on WAVF 96.1 FM.
|The major awards in the 40th Grammy Awards is won by Shawn Colvin, Bob Dylon, Sarah McLachlan, and Elton John.
|Sale of New York Islanders is completed by Stevena, M Gluekstern.
|Venezuela – Pacific Ocean saw a full Solar eclipse (4m09).
|The most suspected serial killer, Tony Ray was arrested by FBI.
|Vancouver Canucks Messies became the 9th NHLen to get 1600 points.
|For the first time, the British Flag was flown over the Buckingham Palace.
|S.T.S 39 (discovery 12), the U.S 70th manned space mission has been launched into orbit
|USA women hockey team showed marvellous performance by defeating Canada. It won the first Olympic gold medal.
|Oscar ceremony Billy Crystal hosts at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony, Titanic won eleven Oscars and Jack Nichols and Helen Hunt won lead acting awards.
|The US Food and Drug Administration approved the drug sildenafil, known by the trade name Viagra, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States. .
|The 60th NCCA Men's Basketball Championship was held at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
|The World Ice Paris Figure Skating Championship was held in Minnesota.
|The World Men's Figure Skating Champion was held in Minnesota.
|Japan's Akashi Kaciko Bridge, Awaji Islandand Kobe was opened to traffic, which became the world's longest suspension bridge with the main period of 1,991 meters (6,532 ft).
|Negotiator of various groups signs the Good Friday Agreement, a plan for peace in Northern Ireland.
|The violent German revolutionary group, known as the Red Army faction, announced that it was dissolved.
|The Animal Kingdom of Disney was opened at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, covering more than 500 acres (2 km2), making it the world's lone disney theme park.
|Damler-Benz merged with the United States-based automobile manufacturer Christler Corporation on 7 May 1998 and formed the Damler Chrisler AG. 92% of Chrysler was purchased by Damler-Benz AG and 8% independent.
|Widely for the riots, four students were shot dead in Triskti University Indonesia and finally collapsed.
|Indonesian President Suharto resigns as a result of support for his three-decade-long reign.
|The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission conducted five underground nuclear tests, which became the seventh country in the world to successfully develop nuclear weapons and publicly tested.
|6.9 MW earthquakes destroyed northern Afghanistan, killing at least 4,000 people, destroyed more than 30 villages, and left 45 to 000 people, who left Takhar and Badakhshan's Afghans Became homeless in the provinces.
|Nuclear test: Pakistan conducted an underground test in the Kharan desert. This is reported to be a plutonium equipment with 20 kT yield. Chgai-I have a code name for five underground nuclear tests organized by Pakistan.
|Three white dominations killed the African American James Bird, Junior, chasing him behind a pick-up truck and pulling him to Nasapat Road in Jasper, Texas.
|Japan began an investigation on Mars and joined the United States and Russia as a space discovery nation. Nozomi was planned as an atmospheric examination of a Mars. But it failed to achieve the orbit of Mars due to electrical failures. Operation ended on 31 December 2003
|Russia buried Tsar Nicholas II and family, 80 years after their death.
|Lewinsky and Star announced a complete immune agreement for Lewinsky and her parents. It was created after months of power struggle.
|The Islamic terrorist organizations are accused of bombing two United States embassies in Al-Qaeda, Nairobi, Kenya and Dar S Salaam, Tanzania, where at least 200 people died and injured over 5,000. US President Bill Clinton has given a statement, 'We will use all the means at our disposal to bring those responsible for justice.
|The car bomb blasts in American embassies together took place in East African capital Dar S Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 200 people and injuring more than 4,500 people.
|A car bomb attack by the Real Irish Republican Army killed 29 people and injured about 220 others in Omagh, Northern Ireland.
|US President Bill Clinton admitted in testified testimony that there is an improper physical relationship with the Intern Monicavelvsky of the White House.
|North Korea claimed to successfully launch its first satellite, Quangmyongsong -1, although no item was extracted from the launch.
|The route from Swiss City Flight 111, New York City to Geneva crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 229 people.
|Larry Page and Sergey Brin established Google at Menlo Park, California to promote a web search engine, which he developed as students from Stanford University.
|Microsoft has become the largest company in the world after just 23 years, which finally defeated General Electric in the evaluation after the price of New York Stock Exchange was $ 261bn.
|The Internet Corporation for Asind Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-profit organization that manages the domain name and assignment of IP addresses in the Internet.
|Matthew Shepard, a student of the University of Vayaming, was attacked and a six -day slater died due to being gay near Lamami, Vyoming, America.
|The main domestic center for Norway and the International Airport, Gardermono Airport, Oslo Airport, was opened as Forenebu.
|After a week's currency speculation, the dollar settles with a dollar trading at the lowest level at $ 116 against the Japanese yen.
|Hurricane Mitch landed landslides, causing it to fall to 1, 1900 mm (75 inches) during the rains, killing more than 11,000 people in Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
|The Truth and Reconciliation Commission presented its report in South Africa, condemning both the apartheid government and the African National Congress.
|Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announced that it would no longer cooperate with the United Nations weapons inspectors.
|The European Court was established as a Human Rights Court with full -time judges to monitor compliance by theizing parties of European convention on human rights.
|With the passage of the Human Rights Act, the death penalty for all criminal offenses of the United Kingdom.
|Polish soldiers and citizens launched a three -day pogrom against JWS and Ukrainian Christians in LWV (now LVIV, Ukraine).
|The Turkish government lost to allegations of corruption related to the Turkish mafia connection after losing a no -confidence motion in the Turkish Assembly.
|The House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment, accused Clinton of charging the federal grand jury and obstructing justice.
|The US House of Representatives attacked President Bilklinton after the Lewinsky scam.
|The European Exchange Rate Mechanism freezed the values of metaphor currencies in the eurozone and established the value of eurochorility.