1998

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1998 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1998
MCMXCVIII
Ab urbe condita 2751
Armenian calendar 1447
ԹՎ ՌՆԽԷ
Assyrian calendar 6748
Bahá'í calendar 154–155
Bengali calendar 1405
Berber calendar 2948
British Regnal year 46 Eliz. 2 – 47 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2542
Burmese calendar 1360
Byzantine calendar 7506–7507
Chinese calendar 丁丑(Fire Ox)
4694 or 4634
    — to —
戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
4695 or 4635
Coptic calendar 1714–1715
Discordian calendar 3164
Ethiopian calendar 1990–1991
Hebrew calendar 5758–5759
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2054–2055
 - Shaka Samvat 1920–1921
 - Kali Yuga 5099–5100
Holocene calendar 11998
Igbo calendar 998–999
Iranian calendar 1376–1377
Islamic calendar 1418–1419
Japanese calendar Heisei 10
(平成10年)
Juche calendar 87
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4331
Minguo calendar ROC 87
民國87年
Thai solar calendar 2541
Unix time 883612800–915148799

1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1998th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 998th year of the 2nd millennium, the 98th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1990s decade. The year 1998 was designated International Year of the Ocean by UNESCO.[1]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

New rubles

February[edit]

  • The United States Senate passes Resolution 71, urging U.S. President Bill Clinton to "take all necessary and appropriate actions to respond to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs".

March[edit]

April[edit]

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge

May[edit]

  • 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
  • May 21Suharto (elected 1967) 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

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July[edit]

August[edit]

Aug.7: Nairobi Embassy bombing.

September[edit]

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

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

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October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

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November[edit]

December[edit]

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Nobel Prizes[edit]

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Fields Medal[edit]

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