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1998 Historical Event(s)
- January 26, 1998 – Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
- January 28, 1998 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- February 28, 1998 – Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.
- 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.
- 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.
- September 27, 1998 – The Google internet search engine retrospectively claims this as its birthday.
- October 1, 1998 – Vladimir Putin becomes a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
- November 9, 1998 – A US federal judge ordered 37 US brokerage houses to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.
- December 11, 1998 – Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101. The pilot flying the Thai Airways Airbus A310-300 is thought to have suffered spatial disorientation.
- December 29, 1998 – Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives.
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 15, 1998 – Zachary Gordon, American actor
- July 24, 1998 – Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer
- August 25, 1998 – China Anne McClain, American actress
- October 18, 1998 – Julia Wróblewska, Polish actress
- November 23, 1998 – Bradley Steven Perry, American child actor
- December 22, 1998 – G. Hannelius, American child actress