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1998

Near the end of the 20th Century, the world began to look toward a new millennium. Before the world was ready to move on, though, the events of 1998 gave the world an opportunity to reflect on the past century.

1998

In film, 1998 was dominated by two movies, each of which gave audiences a taste of major historical events of the 20th Century. The first of these films, Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, was actually released late in 1997, but would shatter box office records in 1998. It was the first film in history to gross over one billion USD. Another film, Saving Private Ryan, starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, was a World War II epic drama that shocked the world with its graphic and harshly realistic portrayal of combat. The film was a major success and would go on to inspire a renewed interest in World War II history and also a renewed sense of respect for the sacrifices of the “Greatest Generation.”

Tensions between the United States, Great Britain, and Iraq continued throughout the 1990’s after the end of the first Gulf War. In December of 1998, the United States and the United Kingdom engaged in a brief aerial bombing campaign of Iraq called Operation Desert Fox. The U.S. and Britain accused Iraq of failing to cooperate with weapons inspectors, and their four-day bombing campaign caused serious damage to Iraqi infrastructure, aimed at degrading Iraq’s weapon of mass destruction capabilities. The bombing certainly threw Iraqi forces off balance, but the operation incurred some serious criticism within the West.

Some experts wondered if the operation was enough to accomplish its aims and others accused President Bill Clinton of using the operation to distract America from his impeachment. The Drudge Report broke news of Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky in January of 1998 and the scandal lasted throughout the year, eventually resulting in the House of Representatives bringing forward articles of impeachment for Clinton to the Senate in December. Clinton was the second American president to be impeached in U.S. history, with Andrew Johnson being the first.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Fallen

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland

Country: United States

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Spice World

Directed by: Bob Spiers

Starring: Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm

Country: United States

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The Wedding Singer

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

Country: United States

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The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1998 ?

Cold Mountain

By: Charles Frazier

In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to ...

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By: John Berendt

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and ...

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Memoirs Of A Geisha

By: Arthur Golden

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.Speaking

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Angela'S Ashes

By: Frank McCourt

A Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela's Ashes is Frank McCourt's masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1998 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. Jacob
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Christopher
  6. Nicholas
  7. Brandon
  8. Tyler
  9. Andrew
  10. Austin
Top #10 female names
  1. Emily
  2. Hannah
  3. Samantha
  4. Sarah
  5. Ashley
  6. Alexis
  7. Taylor
  8. Jessica
  9. Madison
  10. Elizabeth

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