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1998 Historical Event(s)
- January 25, 1998 – During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands the release of political prisoners and political reforms while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.
- January 28, 1998 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- February 3, 1998 – Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
- February 20, 1998 – American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
- April 6, 1998 – Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
- August 17, 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.
- October 1, 1998 – Vladimir Putin becomes a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
- October 10, 1998 – A Lignes Aériennes Congolaises Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.
- November 26, 1998 – Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament.
Who Were Born On 1998?
- January 1, 1998 – Marlene Lawston, American child actress
- January 12, 1998 – Nathan Gamble, American actor
- January 28, 1998 – Ariel Winter, American actress (Modern Family)
- February 8, 1998 – Šarlote Lēnmane, Latvian singer
- February 25, 1998 – Brendon Baerg, American actor
- July 1, 1998 – Hollie Steel, English singer
- July 8, 1998 – Jaden Smith, American actor
- July 24, 1998 – Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer
- August 1, 1998 – Khamani Griffin, American actor
- December 22, 1998 – G. Hannelius, American child actress