Are you good at remembering dates like birthdays? Train your brain if you are not born with superior ability to memorize. Try this free brain game & improve your memory! (Sponsored link)
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 4, 1998 – An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
- February 14, 1998 – An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaoundé, Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil drops a lit cigarette, creating a massive explosion which kills 120.
- March 24, 1998 – Jonesboro massacre: Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
- April 12, 1998 – An earthquake in Slovenia, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale occurs near the town of Bovec.
- May 13, 1998 – Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesians of Chinese descent are looted and women raped.
- September 11, 1998 – Opening ceremony for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia is the first Asian country to host the games.
- November 20, 1998 – The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
- December 26, 1998 – Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.
- December 31, 1998 – The European Exchange Rate Mechanism freezes the values of the legacy currencies in the Eurozone, and establishes the value of the euro currency.
Who Were Born On 1998?
- January 12, 1998 – Nathan Gamble, American actor
- January 28, 1998 – Ariel Winter, American actress (Modern Family)
- February 25, 1998 – Brendon Baerg, American actor
- July 1, 1998 – Hollie Steel, English singer
- July 17, 1998 – Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón, Spanish royal
- July 22, 1998 – Madison Pettis, American actress
- July 24, 1998 – Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer
- August 1, 1998 – Khamani Griffin, American actor
- October 18, 1998 – Julia Wróblewska, Polish actress
- December 22, 1998 – G. Hannelius, American child actress