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Events in 1998
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|17 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|19 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|28 January:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ox makes room for the Year of the Tiger.|
|26 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|5 April:|| ||The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge opens in Kobe, Japan, the longest suspension bridge in the world, spanning 1991 metres.|
|10 April:|| ||The Good Friday Agreement, considered a major breakthrough in the Northern Ireland peace process, is signed by the British and Irish governments in Belfast.|
|11 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|12 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|15 April:|| ||Pol Pot, Cambodian ruler from 1975 to 1979, sentenced to house arrest in 1997, dies in Cambodia at age 72.|
|28 April:|| ||A revised HTML 4.0 specification is released by the W3G ahead of December's version 4.01.|
|14 May:|| ||Frank Sinatra, American singer, dies in Los Angeles at age 82.|
|28 May:|| ||Pakistan successfully tests its first atomic bomb, becoming the seventh nuclear country in the world.|
|31 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|15 Augustus:|| ||The Real Irish Republican Army kills 29 people in the Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland.|
|4 September:|| ||Larry Page and Sergey Brin, students at Stanford University, incorporate an internet search company they call Google.|
|30 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|29 October:|| ||John Glenn, veteran of the NASA Mercury program in the 1960's, becomes the oldest astronaut ever when he flies on the Discovery space shuttle at age 77.|
|12 November:|| ||Vice president of the Unites States Al Gore signs the Kyoto Protocol.|
|7 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1419 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|13 December:|| ||At 20:25 GMT the International Space Station comes into being as the space shuttle Endeavour undocks from the modules Unity and Zarya.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|29 December:|| ||The W3G publishes the HTML 4.01 Specification as an official recommendation.|
People in 1998
Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr, Time Men of the Year.Bob Hope, Gerald Ford, Kees Stip, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Margaret Thatcher, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Stanley Kubrick, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1998 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1903, 1914, 1925, 1931, 1942, 1953, 1959, 1970, 1981 and 1987 in the century before it and 2009, 2015, 2026, 2037, 2043, 2054, 2065, 2071, 2082 and 2093 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1998 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 February 2018.