1998


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 丁丑年十二月初三日
(4634/4694-12-3)
— to —
戊寅年十一月十三日
(4635/4695-11-13)
Coptic calendar 1714 – 1715
Ethiopian calendar 1990 – 1991
Hebrew calendar 5758 – 5759
Hindu calendars
 - Bikram Samwat 2054 – 2055
 - Shaka Samvat 1920 – 1921
 - Kali Yuga 5099 – 5100
Holocene calendar 11998
Iranian calendar 1376 – 1377
Islamic calendar 1418 – 1419
Japanese calendar Heisei 10
(平成10年)
Korean calendar 4331
Minguo calendar ROC 87
民國87年
Thai solar calendar 2541
Unix time 883612800 – 915148799
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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 the Common Era, or 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]

Events

January

New rubles

February

March

April

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge

May

  • 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 13May 14 – 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 codenamed Chagai-I, Pakistan explodes 5 nuclear devices of its own in the Chaghai hills of Baluchistan, prompting the United States, Japan and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir.
  • May 30

June

July

August

Aug.7: Nairobi Embassy bombing.
  • August 2Second Congo War begins. 3,900,000 people are killed before it ends in 2003, making it the bloodiest war, to date, since World War II.
  • August 7
    • Yangtze River Floods: In China the Yangtze River breaks through the main bank; before this, from August 1–5, peripheral levees collapsed consecutively in Jiayu County Baizhou Bay. The death toll exceeds 12,000, with many thousands more injured.
  • August 7 – 1998 U.S. embassy bombings: The bombings of the United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya kill 224 people and injure over 4,500; they are linked to terrorist Osama Bin Laden, an exile of Saudi Arabia.
  • August 15Omagh bombing, A terrorist bombing carried out in Northern Ireland by the Real IRA.
  • August 24 – The first RFID human implantation is tested in the United Kingdom.

September

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

October

December

Date unknown

  • Ibrahim Hanna, the last native speaker of Mlahsô, dies in Qamishli, Syria, making the language effectively extinct. In that same year, the last native speaker of related Bijil Neo-Aramaic dies in Jerusalem[citation needed].

Births

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

Todor Zivkov

September

October

November

December

Nobel Prizes

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Templeton Prize

Fields Medal

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