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1998 Historical Event(s)
- January 14, 1998 – An Afghan cargo plane crashes into a mountain in southwest Pakistan killing more than 50 people.
- 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.
- May 28, 1998 – Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.
- June 5, 1998 – A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
- September 4, 1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
- September 14, 1998 – Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
- October 14, 1998 – Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with six bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
- December 8, 1998 – Eighty-one people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
- December 16, 1998 – Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox – The United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq.
Who Were Born On 1998?
- January 1, 1998 – Marlene Lawston, American child actress
- February 25, 1998 – Brendon Baerg, American actor
- May 16, 1998 – Ariel Waller, Canadian actress
- June 24, 1998 – Coy Stewart, American actor
- July 1, 1998 – Hollie Steel, English singer
- July 10, 1998 – Haley Pullos, American actress
- July 22, 1998 – Madison Pettis, American actress
- July 31, 1998 – Rico Rodriguez II, American child actor
- August 19, 1998 – Ella Guevara, Filipino actress
- August 25, 1998 – China Anne McClain, American actress