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1998 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1998

Ab urbe condita 2751
Armenian calendar 1447
Bahá'í calendar 154 – 155
Buddhist calendar 2542
Coptic calendar 1714 – 1715
Ethiopian calendar 1990 – 1991
Hebrew calendar 5758 5759
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2053 – 2054
 - Shaka Samvat 1920 – 1921
 - Kali Yuga 5099 – 5100
Holocene calendar 11998
Iranian calendar 1376 – 1377
Islamic calendar 1418 – 1419
Japanese calendar Heisei


(平成 10年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2658
Julian calendar 2043
Korean calendar 4331
Thai solar calendar 2541
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1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year that started on a Thursday. In the Gregorian calendar, it was the 1998th year of Anno Domini; the 998th year of the 2nd millennium; the 98th year of the 20th century; and the 9th of the 1990s.

The year 1998 was designated International Year of the Ocean by UNESCO.[1]




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Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge


  • May 8CBS telecasts The Wizard of Oz for the last time. Beginning in 1999, The Wizard of Oz will be shown on cable, and in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 it will be telecast by the WB Television Network in addition to its cable showings.
  • May 11
    • India conducts 3 underground nuclear tests in Pokhran, including 1 thermonuclear device.
    • The first euro coins are minted in Pessac, France. Because the final specifications for the coins were not finished in 1998, they will have to be melted and minted again in 1999.
  • May 1314 – Riots directed against Chinese Indonesians break out in Indonesia. Indonesian natives destroy and burn Chinese Indonesian-owned properties and kill and rape more than 1,000 Chinese Indonesians.
  • May 19 – The Galaxy IV communications satellite fails, leaving 80–90% of the world's pagers without service.
  • May 21Suharto resigns, after 32 years as President of Indonesia and his 7th consecutive re-election by the Indonesian Parliament (MPR). Suharto's hand-picked Vice President, B. J. Habibie, becomes Indonesia's third president.
  • May 26Bear Grylls, 23, becomes the youngest British climber to scale Mount Everest.[2]
  • May 28Nuclear testing: In response to a series of Indian nuclear tests, Pakistan explodes 5 nuclear devices of its own in the Chaghai hills of Baluchistan, codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.
  • May 30




Kenya bombing 1

Aug.7: Nairobi Embassy bombing.



Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Henry Hudson searches for Swissair Flight 111 debris




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Vladimir Prelog


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Ernst Jünger


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Lloyd Bridges

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Phil Hartman



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Alan Shepard


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Todor Zhivkov


George C Wallace (Alabama Governor)

George Wallace


Betty Carter



Roddy McDowall


Jean Marais by van Vechten, 1947

Jean Marais


Rodbell, Martin (1925-1998)

Martin Rodbell

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People of the year 1998 at Familypedia

34 people were born in 1998

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Jakob Danger Armstrong (1998)Billie Joe Armstrong (1972)Adrienne Nesser (1969)
Mason Scott Barlow (1998)James Clint Barlow (1970)Julia Grant (1967)
Daniel James Barsky (1998)Irving Barsky (1973)Denise Bort (1972)
Leonard Elmer Bernstein (1998)Peter Bernstein (1951)Marilyn Meadows (1964)
Jacob Eli Einstein Brooks (1998)Albert Lawrence Einstein (1947)Kimberly Brooks (1966)
Eszter Bánffy de Losoncz (1998)István Bánffy de Losoncz (1962)Aranka Simon (c1965)
James Chester Campbell, Viscount Emlyn (1998)Colin Robert Vaughan Campbell, 7th Earl Cawdor (1962)Isabella Rachel Stanhope (1966)
Mihai Șerban Cantacuzino (1998)Șerban Matei Cantacuzino (1967)Régine Villeneuve (c1968)
Bryan Ron Clements (1998)Ronald Francis Clements (1953)Tamera Lee Glumace (1960)
Elliot De Niro (1998)Robert De Niro (1943)Grace Hightower (1955)
Mary Elle Fanning (1998)Steven J. Fanning (1967)Heather Joy Arrington (1967)
James Franklin Ferreira (1998)Douglas Ferreira (1976)Beatrice Verne (1973)
Omar Ray GarciaDaren Lynn Matteson (1960- )Maria De Jusus Jaime Mendoza Garcia
David Gazewood (1998)Patricia Alice Canfield (1963-)
Hayden Michael Giacchino (1998)Michael Giacchino (1967)Sophia Barber (1971)
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0 children were born to the 9 women born in 1998

101 people died in 1998

 FatherMotherAge at death
George Adamski (1925-1998)
Nancy Adnet (1938-1998)
Cleveland Amory (1917-1998)Robert Amory (1885-1972)Leonore Cobb (1885-1971)81
Dorothy Bartell (1918-1998)Jesse Alden Bartell (1894-1969)Sena Andrina Severson (1893-1974)
Melanie Bedford (1918-1998)Robert Bedford (1890-1970)Caitlyn Bier (1896-1962)
Donald E. Beers (1923-1998)Pearl A. Beers (1888-1962)Mary B. Nichols (1895-1960)75
Frank Oswald Bellamy (1910-1998)Edward George Bellamy (1887-1979)Enid Rachel Smith (1891-1972)88
Jean-Claude Bernier (1917-1998)Edmond Bernier (1896-1958)Patricia Abgrall (1896-1965)
Mary Pamela Berry (1918-1998)James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883-1968)Mary Lilian Holmes (-1928)80
Anthony Brewer (1927-1998)
Dennis Broder (1922-1998)
John Ebenezer Brown (1914-1998)Ebenezer Brown (1879-1960)Rachel Mitchell Mavor (1874-1934)
Dulcie May Bullock (c1912-1998)Samuel Robert Bullock (1884-1951)Daisy Gertrude Willis (1890-c1963)86
Paige A. Campbell (1930-1998)Jonathan Campbell (1910-1973)Jennifer Lachs (1904-1983)
Leonardo Caprioli (1920-1998)
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1844 people lived in 1998

Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Adam Abernathy (1940-2006)James Abernathy (1912-1979)Arlene McGlinchey (1916-2000)
Melissa Abicht (1939-2009)Arthur Abicht (1900-1980)Amanda Krieger (1899-1959)
Carter Abiko (1957-2001)Eita Abiko (1920-2000)Aina Fukuzawa (1920-1995)
Elanor Abrahams (1939-2004)
Lisa Abramowicz (1933-2000)Leonard Abramowicz (1910-1980)Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)
Hannah Abs (1930-2006)
Samuel Achs (1919-2014)Morris L. Achs (1890-1958)Etta Schneir (1896-1960)
Amy Lyn Acker (1945-1999)
Bryce Ackerman (1949-1999)Abraham Ackerman (1900-1968)Martha Apter (1899-1958)
Charles Francis Adams (1910-1999)Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954)Frances Lovering (1869-1956)
Douglas Noel Adams (1952-2001)Christopher Douglas Adams (1927-1985)Janet Donovan (1927-2016)
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Events of the year 1998 at FamilypediaEdit

18 people were married in 1998.

 Joined with
James Orsen Bakker (1940)Tamara Faye LaValley (1942-2007)+Lori Beth Graham (?)
William Hall Bush (1971)Sydney Davis (1970)
Angus Douglas-Hamilton, 15th Duke of Hamilton (1938-2010)Sarah Jane Scott (1945-1994)+ Jillian Robertson (bef1988-)+ Kay Carmichael (bef1998-)
Yvonne M. Dudink (1963-)Dirk Tol (1965-)
Gregory Graham (1962)Denise Shar (1964-2010)
Ethan Green Hawke (1970-)Uma Karuna Thurman (1970-)+Ryan Shawhughes (-)
Lisa Marie Henson (1960-)James Otis (bef1998-) + David Pressler (c1959-)
Robert Jones (1967)Lauren Litman (1974)
Claire-Louise Catherine Lemmens (1971)Jon Paul Symonds (living)
Lauren Litman (1974)Robert Jones (1967)
Alexandria Minot 1981Albert Douglas-Hamilton (1998-2001) + Christopher Grant (2003-2006) + Thomas Fresson (2009-2019)
Jamie Frank Redknapp (1973)Louise Elizabeth Nurdling (1974)
Robert James Rivers (1976)Janet Caprio (1979)
Denise Shar (1964-2010)Gregory Graham (1962)
Uma Karuna Thurman (1970-)Gary Leonard Oldman (1958-)+Ethan Green Hawke (1970-)+Arpad A Busson (1963-)
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There were 0 military battles in 1998.

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