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1998 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1998

Ab urbe condita 2751
Armenian calendar 1447
Bahá'í calendar 154 – 155
Buddhist calendar 2542
Coptic calendar 1714 – 1715
Ethiopian calendar 1990 – 1991
Hebrew calendar 5758 5759
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2053 – 2054
 - Shaka Samvat 1920 – 1921
 - Kali Yuga 5099 – 5100
Holocene calendar 11998
Iranian calendar 1376 – 1377
Islamic calendar 1418 – 1419
Japanese calendar Heisei


(平成 10年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2658
Julian calendar 2043
Korean calendar 4331
Thai solar calendar 2541
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1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year that started on a Thursday. In the Gregorian calendar, it was the 1998th year of Anno Domini; the 998th year of the 2nd millennium; the 98th year of the 20th century; and the 9th of the 1990s.

The year 1998 was designated International Year of the Ocean by UNESCO.[1]



  • January 2Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.
  • January 4Wilaya of Relizane massacres of 4 January 1998 in Algeria: Over 170 are killed in 3 remote villages.
  • January 6 – The Lunar Prospector spacecraft is launched into orbit around the Moon, and later finds evidence for frozen water, in soil in permanently shadowed craters near the Moon's poles.
  • January 8Ramzi Yousef is sentenced to life in prison for planning the first World Trade Center bombing.
  • January 11 – Over 100 people are killed in the Sidi-Hamed massacre in Algeria.
  • January 12 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
  • January 20Nepalese police intercept a shipment of 272 human skulls in Kathmandu.
  • January 22 – Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty, and accepts a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
  • January 28 – Gunmen hold at least 400 children and teachers hostage for several hours, at an elementary school in Manila, Philippines.

New rubles

Lunar Prospector


  • The United States Senate passes Resolution 71, urging U.S. President Bill Clinton to "take all necessary and appropriate actions to respond to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
  • February 3Cavalese cable car disaster: a United States Military pilot causes the deaths of 20 people near Trento, Italy, when his low-flying plane severs the cable of a cable-car.
  • February 4 – An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000 people.
  • February 722 – The 1998 Winter Olympics are held in Nagano, Japan.
  • February 16China Airlines Flight 676 crashes into a residential area near Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, killing 202 people (all 196 on board and 6 on the ground).
  • February 20Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein negotiates a deal with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, allowing weapons inspectors to return to Baghdad, preventing military action by the United States and Britain.


  • March 2
    • Data sent from the Galileo probe indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
    • Natascha Kampusch is abducted by Wolfgang Priklopil (she will remain in his captivity until August 2006).
  • March 5NASA announces that the Clementine probe orbiting the Moon has found enough water in polar craters to support a human colony and rocket fueling station.
  • March 11Danish parliamentary election, 1998: Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen is re-elected.
  • March 2370th Academy Awards ceremony held in Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles, California.
  • March 26Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: 52 people are killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.


Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge

  • April 5 – In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honshū and costing about US$3.8 billion, opens to traffic, becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world.
  • April 6Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of hitting India.
  • April 10Good Friday: 1 hour after the end of the talks deadline, the Belfast Agreement is signed between the Irish and British governments and most Northern Ireland political parties, with the notable exception of the Democratic Unionist Party.


  • May 8CBS telecasts The Wizard of Oz for the last time. Beginning in 1999, The Wizard of Oz will be shown on cable, and in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 it will be telecast by the WB Television Network in addition to its cable showings.
  • May 11
    • India conducts 3 underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including 1 thermonuclear device.
    • The first euro coins are minted in Pessac, France. Because the final specifications for the coins were not finished in 1998, they will have to be melted and minted again in 1999.
  • May 1314 – Riots directed against Chinese Indonesians break out in Indonesia. Indonesian natives destroy and burn Chinese Indonesian-owned properties and kill and rape more than 1,000 Chinese Indonesians.
  • May 19 – The Galaxy IV communications satellite fails, leaving 80–90% of the world's pagers without service.
  • May 21Suharto resigns, after 32 years as President of Indonesia and his 7th consecutive re-election by the Indonesian Parliament (MPR). Suharto's hand-picked Vice President, B. J. Habibie, becomes Indonesia's third president.
  • May 26Bear Grylls, 23, becomes the youngest British climber to scale Mount Everest.[2]
  • May 28Nuclear testing: In response to a series of Indian nuclear tests, Pakistan explodes 5 nuclear devices of its own in the Chaghai hills of Baluchistan, codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.
  • May 30
    • A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
    • A second nuclear test, codenamed Chagai-II, is conducted and supervised by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC).


  • June 2 – The CIH virus is discovered in Taiwan.
  • June 3Eschede train disaster: An InterCityExpress high speed train derails between Hannover and Hamburg, Germany, causing 101 deaths.
  • June 7 – Former Brigadier-General Ansumane Mané seizes control over military barracks in Bissau, marking the beginning of the Guinea-Bissau Civil War (1998–99).
  • June 12 – Centennial Celebration of Independence of the Philippines from Spain
  • June 30Philippine Vice President Joseph Estrada was sworn in as the 13th President of the Philippines.


  • July 5 – Japan launches a probe to Mars, joining the United States and Russia as an outer space-exploring nation.
  • July 6 – The new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok opens, while the historic Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport closes.
  • July 12France beats Brazil 3–0 in the football World Cup final.
  • July 17
    • At a conference in Rome, 120 countries vote to create a permanent International Criminal Court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
    • In Saint Petersburg, Nicholas II of Russia and his family are buried in St. Catherine Chapel, 80 years after he and his family were killed by Bolsheviks.
    • A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea, killing an estimated 1,500, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless.
    • Biologists report in the journal Science how they sequenced the genome of the bacterium that causes syphilis, Treponema pallidum.


Aug.7: Nairobi Embassy bombing.

  • August 2Second Congo War begins. 3,900,000 people are killed before it ends in 2003, making it the bloodiest war, to date, since World War II.
  • August 7
    • Yangtze River Floods: In China the Yangtze River breaks through the main bank; before this, from August 1–5, peripheral levees collapsed consecutively in Jiayu County Baizhou Bay. The death toll exceeds 12,000, with many thousands more injured.
  • August 71998 U.S. embassy bombings: The bombings of the United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, kill 224 people and injure over 4,500; they are linked to terrorist Osama Bin Laden, an exile of Saudi Arabia.
  • August 15Omagh bombing, A terrorist bombing carried out in Northern Ireland by the Real IRA.
  • August 24 – The first RFID human implantation is tested in the United Kingdom.


Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Henry Hudson searches for Swissair Flight 111 debris

  • September 2
    • A McDonnell Douglas MD-11 airliner (Swissair Flight 111) crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, after taking off from New York City en-route to Geneva; all 229 people on board are killed.
    • A United Nations court finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide, marking the first time that the 1948 law banning genocide is enforced.
  • September 4Google, Inc. is founded in Menlo Park, California, by Stanford University PhD candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin.[3]


  • October 14Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with four bombings (including the 1996 Olympic bombing) in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • October 16 – British police place General Augusto Pinochet under house arrest during his medical treatment in the UK.
  • October 17 – A pipeline explosion in Jesse, Nigeria results in 1,082 deaths.
  • October 29Hurricane Mitch makes landfall in Central America, killing an estimated 18,000 people.


  • November 20 – A Russian Proton rocket is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying the first segment of the International Space Station, the 21 ton Zarya Module.


  • December 6Hugo Chávez, politician and former member of the Venezuelan military, is elected President of Venezuela.
  • December 1619Iraq disarmament crisis: U.S. President Bill Clinton orders airstrikes on Iraq. UNSCOM withdraws all weapons inspectors from Iraq.
  • December 29Khmer Rouge leaders apologize for the genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million in the 1970s.
  • December 31 – The first leap second since June 30, 1997, occurs. In the eurozone, the currency rates of this day are fixed permanently.

Date unknown[]

  • Ibrahim Hanna, the last native speaker of Mlahsô, dies in Qamishli, Syria, making the language effectively extinct. Also, the last native speaker of related Bijil Neo-Aramaic dies in Jerusalem.


  • January 4Coco Jones, American actress and singer
  • January 9Kerris Dorsey, American actress and singer
  • January 12Nathan Gamble, American actor
  • January 28Ariel Winter, American actress
  • February 15Zachary Gordon, American actor
  • April 6Peyton Roi List, American actress
  • April 9Elle Fanning, American actress
  • April 24Ryan Newman, American actress
  • May 16Ariel Waller, Canadian Actress
  • July 8Jaden Smith, American actor
  • July 9Robert Capron, American actor
  • July 22Madison Pettis, American actress
  • July 31Rico Rodriguez, American actor
  • August 25China Anne McClain, American actress and singer
  • October 23Amandla Stenberg, American actor
  • October 28Nolan Gould, American actor
  • November 23Bradley Steven Perry, American actor and singer
  • December 22G. Hannelius, American actress



Vladimir Prelog

  • January 1Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (b. 1905)
  • January 4Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)
  • January 5Sonny Bono, American singer, actor, and politician (b. 1935)
  • January 7Vladimir Prelog, Croatian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1906)
  • January 8Michael Tippett, English composer (b. 1905)
  • January 9Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • January 11
    • Ellis Rabb, American director and actor (b. 1930)
    • Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (b. 1926)
  • January 15Junior Wells, American harmonica player (b. 1934)
  • January 16
    • Emil Sitka, American actor (b. 1914)
    • Hermann Wedekind, artistic director Festspiele Balver Höhle (b. 1910)
  • January 18Monica Edwards, British writer (b. 1912)
  • January 19Carl Perkins, American guitarist (b. 1932)
  • January 21Jack Lord, American actor (b. 1920)
  • January 23Alfredo Ormando, Italian writer (b. 1958)
  • January 28Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese Manga artist, "Father of Henshin heroes" (b. 1938)


Ernst Jünger

  • February 3Karla Faye Tucker, Texas murderer (b. 1959)
  • February 6
    • Falco, Austrian musician (b. 1957)
    • Carl Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (b. 1946)
  • February 7
    • Lawrence Sanders, American author (b. 1920)
    • Roger Nicholas Angleton, American murderer (b. 1942)
  • February 8
    • Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
    • Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • February 17Ernst Jünger, German writer (b. 1895)
  • February 18Harry Caray, American television and radio broadcaster (b. 1917)
  • February 22
    • Red Reeder, U.S. Army officer and author (b. 1902)
    • Abraham Alexander Ribicoff, American Democratic Party politician (b. 1910)
    • Athol Rowan, South African cricketer (b. 1921)
  • February 23
    • Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (b. 1960)
    • Sean A. Moore, American writer (b. 1965)
  • February 24Henny Youngman, English-born comedian (b. 1906)
  • February 26Theodore Schultz, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • February 27
    • George H. Hitchings, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1905)
    • J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)
  • February 28
    • Todd Duncan, American opera singer (b. 1903)
    • Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (b. 1952)


Lloyd Bridges

File:Benjamin Spock.jpg

Benjamin Spock

  • March 2Darcy O'Brien, American author (b. 1939)
  • March 3Fred W. Friendly, American television journalist and executive (b. 1915)
  • March 7Bernarr Rainbow, historian of music education, organist, and choir master, (b. 1914)
  • March 8Ray Nitschke, American football player (b. 1936)
  • March 10Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913)
  • March 12
    • Judge Dread, English musician (b. 1945)
    • Beatrice Wood, American artist and ceramicist (b. 1893)
    • Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (The Shop on Main Street) (b. 1924)
  • March 13
    • Bill Reid, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
    • Risen Star, American racehorse (b. 1985)
  • March 15
    • Benjamin Spock, American athlete, pediatrician, and author (b. 1903)
    • Dušan Pašek, Slovak ice hockey player (b. 1960)
  • March 16Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • March 20George Howard, American jazz saxophone musician (b. 1956)
  • March 25Daniel Massey, English actor (b. 1933)
  • March 27Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Austrian auto designer and businessman (b. 1909)
  • March 31Bella Abzug, American politician (b. 1920)


  • April 1
    • Gene Evans, American actor (b. 1920)
    • Rozz Williams, American singer (b. 1963)
  • April 2Rob Pilatus, member of the pop group Milli Vanilli (b. 1965)
  • April 3Charles Lang, American cinematographer (b. 1901)
  • April 5Cozy Powell, English rock drummer (b. 1947)
  • April 6
    • Wendy O. Williams, American singer (b. 1949)
    • Tammy Wynette, American singer (b. 1942)
  • April 11Rodney Harvey, American actor and model (b. 1967)
  • April 13Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (b. 1960)
  • April 15
    • Rose Maddox, American singer (b. 1925)
    • Pol Pot, Cambodian Khmer Rouge leader (b. 1925)
  • April 16
  • April 17
    • Linda McCartney, American photographer and musician and wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney. (b. 1941)
    • Muhammad Metwally Al Shaarawy, Egyptian Muslim jurist (b. 1911)
  • April 19Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • April 21
    • Peter Lind Hayes, American entertainer (b. 1915)
    • Irene Vernon, American actress (b. 1922)
  • April 22Kitch Christie, South African rugby coach (b. 1940)
  • April 23
    • Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician (b. 1907)
    • James Earl Ray, American assassin (b. 1928)
  • April 25
    • Wright Morris, American photographer and writer (b. 1910)
    • Christian Mortensen, American supercentenarian and oldest living man at his death. (b. 1882)
  • April 26Joan Mary Wayne Brown, British author who the pseudonyms Mary Gervaise, Hilary Wayne and Bellamy Brown (b. 1906)
  • April 27
    • Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American anthropologist and author (b. 1925)
    • Anne Desclos, French writer (b. 1907)


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Frank Sinatra

Phil Hartman

  • May 1Eldridge Cleaver, American activist (b. 1935)
  • May 2
    • Kevin Lloyd, British actor (b. 1949)
    • Justin Fashanu, British footballer (b. 1961)
    • hide, Japanese musician (b. 1964)
    • Gene Raymond, American actor (b. 1908)
  • May 7
    • Allan McLeod Cormack, South African–born physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1924)
    • Eddie Rabbitt, American musician (b. 1941)
  • May 9Alice Faye, American entertainer (b. 1915)
  • May 14
    • Frank Sinatra, American entertainer (b. 1915)
    • Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American conservationist and writer (b. 1890)
  • May 15Earl Manigault, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • May 19Sosuke Uno, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1922)
  • May 22
    • John Derek, American actor and film director (b. 1926)
    • José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (b. 1910)
  • May 28Phil Hartman, Canadian-born American artist, writer, actor, and comedian (b. 1948)
  • May 29Barry Goldwater, American politician (b. 1909)


  • June 1Darwin Joston, American actor (b. 1937)
  • June 2
    • Junkyard Dog, American pro wrestler (b. 1952)
    • Dorothy Stickney, American actress (b. 1896)
  • June 3Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (b. 1922)
  • June 5Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • June 8
    • President Sani Abacha of Nigeria (b. 1943)
    • Jackie McGlew, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • June 10Hammond Innes, English author (b. 1914)
  • June 11Catherine Cookson, English author (b. 1906)
  • June 12Theresa Merritt, American actress (b. 1924)
  • June 13Birger Ruud, Norwegian athlete (b. 1911)
  • June 20Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (b. 1942)
  • June 22Benny Green, British writer, radio broadcaster and saxophonist (b. 1927)
  • June 23Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (b. 1911)
  • June 25Lounès Matoub, Berber Kabyle singer (b. 1956)


Alan Shepard

  • July 3Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (b. 1949)
  • July 5Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)
  • July 6Roy Rogers, American singer and actor (b. 1911)
  • July 17Joseph Maher, Irish actor (b. 1933)
  • July 19Elmer Valo, Slovak Major League Baseball player (b. 1921)
  • July 21
    • Alan Shepard, American astronaut (b. 1923)
    • Robert Young, American actor (b. 1907)
  • July 22Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • July 27Binnie Barnes, English actress (b. 1903)
  • July 29Jerome Robbins, American choreographer and director (b. 1918)
  • July 30
    • Buffalo Bob Smith, American children's television host (b. 1917)
    • Jorge Russek, Mexican actor (b. 1932)
  • July 31Sylvia Field, American actress (Mrs. Wilson; Dennis the Menace)


Todor Zhivkov


George Wallace

Betty Carter


Roddy McDowall

  • October 2
    • Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and sports team owner (b. 1907)
    • Olivier Gendebien, Belgian race car driver (b. 1924)
  • October 3Roddy McDowall, British actor (b. 1928)
  • October 6Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • October 8Zhang Chongren, Chinese artist (b. 1907)
  • October 9Ian Johnson, Australian cricketer (b. 1917)
  • October 10Tommy Quaid, Irish hurler (b. 1957)
  • October 11Richard Denning, American actor (b. 1914)
  • October 12Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
  • October 13 – General Gérard Charles Édouard Thériault, Canadian Chief of the Defence Staff (b. 1932)
  • October 14Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • October 16Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)
  • October 17
    • Joan Hickson, British actress (b. 1906)
    • Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist (b. 1920)
  • October 22Eric Ambler, British writer (b. 1909)
  • October 28
    • Ghulam Ahmed, Indian former cricket captain (b. 1922)
    • James Goldman, American writer (b. 1927)
  • October 29Ted Hughes, English poet (b. 1930)


Jean Marais

  • November 3Bob Kane, American comic book creator (b. 1915)
  • November 8Jean Marais, French actor (b. 1913)
  • November 10
    • Hal Newhouser, baseball player (b. 1921)
    • Mary Millar, British actress (b. 1936)
  • November 13
    • Valerie Hobson, English actress (b. 1917)
    • Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
    • Doug Wright, English cricketer (b. 1914)
  • November 17
    • Kenneth McDuff, American serial killer (b. 1946)
    • Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)
  • November 19Alan J. Pakula, American film director (b. 1928)
  • November 22Stu Unger, professional poker player (b. 1953)
  • November 25Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)
  • November 28Kerry Wendell Thornley, American counterculture figure and writer (b. 1938)
  • November 29
    • Martin Ruane, British wrestler best known as Giant Haystacks and later, The Loch Ness Monster (b. 1947)
    • Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)


Martin Rodbell

  • December 1Freddie Young, American cinematographer (b. 1902)
  • December 2
    • Mikio Oda, Japanese athlete (b. 1905)
    • Brian Stonehouse, English painter and World War II secret agent (b. 1918)
  • December 5Hazel Bishop, American Chemist and inventor of Lipstick (b. 1906)
  • December 6César Baldaccini, French sculptor (b. 1921)
  • December 7
    • Michael Craze, British actor (b. 1942)
    • Martin Rodbell, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1925)
  • December 11Lynn Strait, vocalist for band Snot (b. 1968)
  • December 12Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida and Governor of Florida (b. 1930)
  • December 13Lew Grade, British impresario (b. 1906)
  • December 14
    • Norman Fell, American actor (b. 1924)
    • Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and mayor of Dallas, Texas (b. 1924)
  • December 16William Gaddis, American writer (b. 1922)
  • December 17Claudia Benton, Peruvian-born child psychologist (b. 1959)
  • December 18Lev Demin, cosmonaut (b. 1926)
  • December 20
    • Irene Hervey, American actress (b. 1910)
    • Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, British scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1914)
  • December 21Roger Avon, British actor (b. 1914)
  • December 22Michelle Thomas, American actress (b. 1969)
  • December 23David Manners, Canadian-American actor (b. 1900)
  • December 25John Pulman, English snooker player (b. 1923)
  • December 26Hurd Hatfield, American actor (b. 1917)
  • December 28Robert Rosen, American biologist (b. 1934)
  • December 30
    • Keisuke Kinoshita, Japanese film director (b. 1912)
    • George Webb, British actor (b. 1911)

Date unknown[]

  • Reginald Ben Davis, British artist (b. 1907)
  • René Pellos, French artist (b. 1900)

Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsRobert B. Laughlin, Horst L. Störmer, Daniel Chee Tsui
  • ChemistryWalter Kohn, John Pople
  • MedicineRobert F. Furchgott, Louis J. Ignarro, Ferid Murad
  • LiteratureJosé Saramago
  • PeaceJohn Hume and David Trimble
  • Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred NobelAmartya Sen

Templeton Prize[]

  • Sir Sigmund Sternberg

Fields Medal[]

  • Richard Ewen Borcherds, William Timothy Gowers, Maxim Kontsevich, Curtis T. McMullen

Setting in fiction[]

  • The Japanese horror novel Another is set in the fictional town of Yomiyama, Japan during 1998.
  • The novel Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years takes place from April 30, 1997 to May 2, 1998.
  • The video games Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, and Resident Evil Code: Veronica all take place in 1998, July for the first two, September for the next three, and December CV.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is released, becoming one of the most legendary video games of all time.

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People of the year 1998 at Familypedia

46 people were born in 1998

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Jakob Danger Armstrong (1998)Billie Joe Armstrong (1972)Adrienne Nesser (1969)
Casimir Baltram (c1998-)Jens Baltram (c1960-)Maria Cristina Pallavicini (1962-)
Mason Scott Barlow (1998)James Clint Barlow (1970)Julia Grant (1967)
Daniel James Barsky (1998)Irving Barsky (1973)Denise Bort (1972)
Leonard Elmer Bernstein (1998)Peter Bernstein (1951)Marilyn Meadows (1964)
Jacob Eli Einstein Brooks (1998)Albert Lawrence Einstein (1947)Kimberly Brooks (1966)
Eszter Bánffy de Losoncz (1998)István Bánffy de Losoncz (1962)Aranka Simon (c1965)
James Chester Campbell, Viscount Emlyn (1998)Colin Robert Vaughan Campbell, 7th Earl Cawdor (1962)Isabella Rachel Stanhope (1966)
Mihai Șerban Cantacuzino (1998)Șerban Matei Cantacuzino (1967)Régine Villeneuve (c1968)
Bryan Ron Clements (1998)Ronald Francis Clements (1953)Tamera Lee Glumace (1960)
Elliot De Niro (1998)Robert De Niro (1943)Grace Hightower (1955)
Carlotta Eben (1998-)Hans Helmut Eben (1958-)Verana Pfersdorf (1962-)
Mary Elle Fanning (1998)Steven J. Fanning (1967)Heather Joy Arrington (1967)
James Franklin Ferreira (1998)Douglas Ferreira (1976)Beatrice Verne (1973)
Omar Ray GarciaDaren Lynn Matteson (1960- )Maria De Jusus Jaime Mendoza Garcia
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0 children were born to the 14 women born in 1998

120 people died in 1998

 FatherMotherAge at death
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
George Adamski (1925-1998)
Nancy Adnet (1938-1998)
Howard Parmalee Ady (1917-1998)Howard Parmelle Ady (1890-1948)Marie McCombs (1893-1978)
Arthur Calvin Allred (1918-1998)Carl Harvey Allred (1886-1970)Daisy Belle Heath (1899-1983)
Cleveland Amory (1917-1998)Robert Amory (1885-1972)Leonore Cobb (1885-1971)
Marina Antonescu (1966-1998)Mihai Antonescu (1925-1985)Ioana Racoviță (1939-)
Hugh Auchincloss (1915-1998)Hugh Dudley Auchincloss (1878-1947)Frances Coverdale Newlands (1878-1964)
Dorothy Bartell (1918-1998)Jesse Alden Bartell (1894-1969)Sena Andrina Severson (1893-1974)
Melanie Bedford (1918-1998)Robert Bedford (1890-1970)Caitlyn Bier (1896-1962)
Donald E. Beers (1923-1998)Pearl A. Beers (1888-1962)Mary B. Nichols (1895-1960)75
Frank Oswald Bellamy (1910-1998)Edward George Bellamy (1887-1979)Enid Rachel Smith (1891-1972)
Dennis Berkeley (1920-1998)Joe Berkeley (1896-1975)Jennifer Treffry (1899-1968)
Jean-Claude Bernier (1917-1998)Edmond Bernier (1896-1958)Patricia Abgrall (1896-1965)
Mary Pamela Berry (1918-1998)James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883-1968)Mary Lilian Holmes (-1928)
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2197 people lived in 1998

Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Robert Fuller Abell (1919-2010)Clifford Abell (1875-1965)Jennie Ferne Loshbough (1886-1957)
Adam Abernathy (1940-2006)James Abernathy (1912-1979)Arlene McGlinchey (1916-2000)
Melissa Abicht (1939-2009)Arthur Abicht (1900-1980)Amanda Krieger (1899-1959)
Carter Abiko (1957-2001)Eita Abiko (1920-2000)Aina Fukuzawa (1920-1995)
Elanor Abrahams (1939-2004)
Lisa Abramowicz (1933-2000)Leonard Abramowicz (1910-1980)Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)
Hannah Abs (1930-2006)
Samuel Achs (1919-2014)Morris L. Achs (1890-1958)Etta Schneir (1896-1960)
Amy Lyn Acker (1945-1999)
Bryce Ackerman (1949-1999)Abraham Ackerman (1900-1968)Martha Apter (1899-1958)
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Events of the year 1998 at Familypedia

22 people were married in 1998.

 Joined with
James Orsen Bakker (1940)Tamara Faye LaValley (1942-2007)+Lori Beth Graham (?)
Natalie Bassingthwaighte (1975-)Graham Wilmott (bef1998-)+Cameron McGlinchey (1975-)
William Hall Bush (1971)Sydney Davis (1970)
Angus Douglas-Hamilton, 15th Duke of Hamilton (1938-2010)Sarah Jane Scott (1945-1994)+ Jillian Robertson (bef1988-)+ Kay Carmichael (bef1998-)
Yvonne M. Dudink (1963-)Dirk Tol (1965-)
Gregory Graham (1962)Denise Shar (1964-2010)
Ethan Green Hawke (1970-)Uma Karuna Thurman (1970-)+Ryan Shawhughes (-)
Lisa Marie Henson (1960-)James Otis (bef1998-) + David Pressler (c1959-)
Robert Jones (1967)Lauren Litman (1974)
Claire-Louise Catherine Lemmens (1971)Jon Paul Symonds (living)
Lauren Litman (1974)Robert Jones (1967)
Stefania Lucchesi Palli (1974-)Mathias Calice (1969-)
Alexandria Minot 1981Albert Douglas-Hamilton (1998-2001) + Christopher Grant (2003-2006) + Thomas Fresson (2009-2019)
Jamie Frank Redknapp (1973)Louise Elizabeth Nurdling (1974)
Robert James Rivers (1976)Janet Caprio (1979)
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There were 0 military battles in 1998.

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