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1998 Historical Event(s)
- January 28, 1998 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- February 23, 1998 – Osama bin Laden publishes a fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and “Crusaders”; the latter term is commonly interpreted to refer to the people of Europe and the United States.
- April 6, 1998 – Travelers Group announces an agreement to undertake the $76 billion merger between Travelers and Citicorp, and the merger is completed on October 8, of that year, forming Citibank.
- May 6, 1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.
- May 21, 1998 – In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.
- August 20, 1998 – The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government’s approval.
- October 10, 1998 – A Lignes Aériennes Congolaises Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.
- October 29, 1998 – Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.
- 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 28, 1998 – Ariel Winter, American actress (Modern Family)
- February 8, 1998 – Šarlote Lēnmane, Latvian singer
- March 24, 1998 – Isabel Suckling, British Choirgirl
- April 9, 1998 – Elle Fanning, American actress
- June 24, 1998 – Coy Stewart, American actor
- July 31, 1998 – Rico Rodriguez II, American child actor
- August 1, 1998 – Khamani Griffin, American actor
- August 19, 1998 – Ella Guevara, Filipino actress
- December 22, 1998 – G. Hannelius, American child actress