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1998 Historical Event(s)
- January 12, 1998 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
- 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.
- March 2, 1998 – Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
- May 12, 1998 – Four students are shot at Trisakti University, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto
- July 17, 1998 – A diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crime against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
- July 24, 1998 – Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
- August 31, 1998 – North Korea reportedly launches Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1, its first satellite.
- October 31, 1998 – Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
- December 26, 1998 – Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.
Who Were Born On 1998?
- January 12, 1998 – Nathan Gamble, American actor
- April 9, 1998 – Elle Fanning, American actress
- June 24, 1998 – Coy Stewart, American actor
- July 1, 1998 – Hollie Steel, English singer
- July 8, 1998 – Jaden Smith, American actor
- July 22, 1998 – Madison Pettis, American actress
- July 24, 1998 – Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer
- August 1, 1998 – Khamani Griffin, American actor
- August 25, 1998 – China Anne McClain, American actress
- November 23, 1998 – Bradley Steven Perry, American child actor