1998 in the United Kingdom

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Events from the year 1998 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • 3 March – Millennium Dome construction begins.
  • 13 March - New Thomas episodes confirmed for autumn.
  1. Horrid Lorry (Lorries)
  2. Gordon and the Gremlin (Dalmatian)
  3. Haunted Henry (Old Bailey)
  4. Toby's Discovery (Bertram the Old Warrior)
  5. Thomas and the Rumours
  6. A Surprise for Percy
  7. Duncan Gets Spooked
  8. Snow
  9. Rusty and the Boulder (Thumper)

April[edit]

  • April – Vauxhall launches its fourth generation Astra small family car range. The initial range consists of hatchbacks and estates, with coupe and saloons due next year and a cabriolet in two years.
  • 1 April – The historic counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire are re-established, 24 years after they merged to form Hereford and Worcester.[4]
  • 10 April – The Good Friday Agreement, an agreement between the UK and Irish governments, and the main political parties in Northern Ireland is signed.[5]
  • 27 April – Kevin Lloyd, who has played Tosh Lines in The Bill since 1988, is dismissed from the role by ITV due to his alcoholism. He died, aged 49, within a week.[6]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • 15 June – First general-circulation issue of a two pound coin, with a bi-metallic design (dated 1997).[9]
  • The DVD format is released onto the UK market for the first time. Among the first set of titles released on the new format is Jumanji.

July[edit]

  • 12 July – Three young children are killed in a loyalist arson attack in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland.[10]
  • 31 July
    • Crime and Disorder Act receives Royal Assent. It introduces Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, Sex Offender Orders, Parenting Orders, and 'racially aggravated' offences. It makes it possible for a young person between ten and fourteen to be presumed capable of committing an offence and formally abolishes capital punishment for treason and piracy, the last civilian offences for which the death penalty remained theoretically available.
    • The government announces a total ban on the use of landmines by the British military.[11]

August[edit]

25 August

    • Liverpool FC give 1million pounds to Cancer Research

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • 16 October – Police place General Augusto Pinochet, the 83-year-old former dictator of Chile, into house arrest during his medical treatment in Britain at the request of Spain.

November[edit]

December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Publications[edit]

Births[edit]

Undated[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Hutchinson Factfinder. Helicon. 1999. ISBN 1-85986-000-1. 
  2. ^ "Diana crash was a conspiracy – Al Fayed". BBC News. 12 February 1998. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. p. 92. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  4. ^ "Severn Valley and Marches Area". Civic Heraldry of England & Wales. 23 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  5. ^ "1998: Northern Ireland peace deal reached". BBC News. 10 April 1998. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Axed TV star Tosh dies". BBC News. 4 May 1998. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  7. ^ "Fashanu 'may have fled US'". BBC News. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  8. ^ "1998: Leaders welcome 'yes' vote for N Ireland". BBC News. 23 May 1998. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  9. ^ "Two Pound Coin". Royal Mint. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  10. ^ "1998: Children die in Drumcree protests". BBC News. 12 July 1998. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  11. ^ "1998: UK imposes total ban on landmines". BBC News. 31 July 1998. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  12. ^ "1998: Dozens die in Omagh bombing". BBC News. 15 August 1998. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  13. ^ "Madejski Stadium facts & figures". Reading FC. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  14. ^ "1998: Real IRA announce ceasefire". BBC News. 8 September 1998. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  15. ^ "1998: Queen's speech spells end for peers". BBC News. 24 November 1998. Archived from the original on 22 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  16. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1998". Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  17. ^ "The Nobel Peace Prize 1998". Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  18. ^ "Yemen victims named". BBC News. 29 December 1998. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  19. ^ "Fields Medallists". Archived from the original on 19 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  20. ^ [1]

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