1998 in History – What happened in year 1998

In history, year 1998 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1998.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1998:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 januaryAn Ice Storm knocked out electricity in Quebec and Ontario.
08 januaryRamzi Ahmed Yousef, the bomber of World Trade Center has been sentenced to life.
09 januaryWayne Gretzky is selected best NHL player ever by the hockey news.
09 januaryViswanathan Anand of India is defeated by Anatoly Karpov to retain chess title.
11 januaryTim Allen wins the 24th Annual People's Choice Awards in Seinfeld.
11 januaryAfter 76 performances, ‘Proposals' closes at Broadhurst Theater in New York City.
13 januarySt. James Theater, New York City open “Patti LaBelle On the Broadway,”.
15 januaryJohn Glenne, 76 may fly in space again. The NASA of USA has declared this.
18 january55th Golden Globe Awards celebrated in 1998.
20 januaryWarner Brothers TV Network begins Tuesday night programming.
21 januaryPope John Paul II visits Cuba.
21 januaryThe news of affairs between Lewinsky and President Clinton is published. The president denies allegations.
22 januaryWorld League of America Football becomes NFL East.
23 januaryPope John Paul II condemns U.S. embargo against Cuba.
24 january10 injured due to Crane crashed in Roosevelt in New York City Iram.
25 january“Grease,” closed at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City. It closed after 1,503 performances.
25 januaryOffice Depot LPGA tournament is won by Helen Alfredsson.
25 januarySuperbowl XXXII: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Denvor Broncos beat Green Bay Packers by 31-24.
26 januarySpice Girls and Baby face won the 25th American Music Award.
26 januaryIntel launch 333 MHz Pentium II chip.
26 januaryIn a nationally televised press conference, US President Bill Clinton denied having 'sexual relations' with intern Monica Lewinsky.
27 january10 injured due to Crane crash in Roosevelt Is (New York City) Tram causing 10 injuries.
30 januaryThe famous all star Florida Marlins catcher Daulton retired from his post in the year 1998. It was sad news for lovers or fans.
30 januaryThe premiers of Paul Simon's “The Capeman” released in the theatres.
02 februaryAll 104 on board were killed when the DC-9 at Philippine crashed apparently.
03 februaryBob Watson the general manager was replaced by the New York Yankees with Brain Cashman.
03 februaryA 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.
04 februaryA pie was thrown on to the face of Bill Gates, the richest person in the world.
05 februaryThe 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.
06 februaryBill Clinton, President says that ‘he would never walk away from this country and from the thrust they have placed in me’, during press conference.

Famous birthdays in the year 1998:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 March Jayson Tatum / Basketball Player / United States of America
05 JuneYulia Lipnitskaya / Figure Skater / Russia
06 SeptemberMichele Perniola / Singer / Italy
07 OctoberTrent Alexander-Arnold / Footballer / United Kingdom
08 AugustRonan Parke / Writer / United Kingdom
09 AprilElle Fanning / Actress / United States of America
17 January Sophie Molineux / Cricketer / Australia
17 DecemberMartin Ødegaard / Footballer / Norway
23 MayLuca de la Torre / Footballer / United States of America
23 MaySérgio Sette Câmara / Racing Driver / Brazil
23 MayRoss Cunningham / Footballer / Scotland
25 JuneKyle Chalmers / Swimmer / Australia
28 January Ariel Winter / Actress / United States of America
29 OctoberLance Stroll / Racing Car Driver / Canada
29 JulyAnna Murashige / Singer / Japan
29 AprilKimberly Birrell / Tennis Player / Australia
30 March Kalyn Ponga / Rugby Player / Australia
31 March Oskar Buur / Footballer / Denmark
31 March Lucian Oprea / Footballer / Romania
31 March Valeria Gorlats / Tennis Player / Estonia

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1998:

YearName / Profession / Country
14 MayTaruni Sachdev / Actor / India

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