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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1998.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1998: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1998?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1998 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Russians Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze win.
  • 02 Apr 1998 World Mens Figure Skating Championship in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Russian Alexei Yagudin wins.
  • 03 Apr 1998 World Ice Dance Figure Skating Championship in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Russians Anjelika Krylova and Oleg Ovsyannikov win.
  • 04 Apr 1998 NFL Europe (formerly WLAF), kicks off season.
  • 05 Apr 1998 10th Seniors Golf Tradition
  • 06 Apr 1998 Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India.
  • 07 Apr 1998 Citicorp and Travelers Group announce plans to merge, creating the largest financial-services conglomerate in the world, Citigroup.
  • 08 Apr 1998 A Force 5 tornado strikes the western portion of the Birmingham, Alabama area, killing 32.
  • 12 Apr 1998 62nd Golf Masters Championship: Mark O'Meara wins.
  • 15 Apr 1998 Intel announces the 266 MHz Celeron processor with 32 kB Level 1 cache. The Celeron is a Pentium II processor with no secondary cache, making it cheaper and slightly less powerful, targeting home computer users.
  • 16 Apr 1998 A Force 3 tornado passes through downtown Nashville, Tennessee - the first tornado in 11 years to directly hit a major city. An F5 tornado travels through rural portions south of Nashville.
  • 18 Apr 1998 The Walt Disney Company launches the Toon Disney cable television network in the USA.
  • 19 Apr 1998 59th PGA Seniors Golf Championship
  • 20 Apr 1998 German terrorist group the Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
  • 22 Apr 1998 Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 23 Apr 1998 The Yugoslav Army ambushes a group of Kosovo Liberation Army fighters attempting to smuggle weapons from Albania into Kosovo, killing 19.
  • 26 Apr 1998 Wins Chick-fil-A Golf Charity Championship
  • 29 Apr 1998 15th Miss Hawaiian Tropic crowned

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Movies

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Happiness

Happiness

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Todd Solondz

Starring: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Michael Lee Gogin

Country: United States of America

I Stand Alone

I Stand Alone

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Gaspar Noé

Starring: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Martine Audrain

My Name Is Joe

My Name Is Joe

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Ken Loach

Starring: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh

He Got Game

He Got Game

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1998?
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The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

The Millionaire Next Door

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The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

Numbered Account by Christopher Reich

Numbered Account

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A job he shouldn't have taken... A woman he shouldn't have loved... A secret he shouldn't expose...if he wants to live.Nick

The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel

The Long Road Home

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Bestselling novelist Danielle Steel takes us on a harrowing journey into the heart of America's hidden shame in a novel that explores the power of forgiveness, the dark side of childhood, and one woman's unbreakable spirit.From

Consilience by Edward O. Wilson

Consilience

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An enormous intellectual adventure. In this groundbreaking new book, the American biologist Edward O. Wilson, considered to be one of the world's greatest living scientists, argues for the fundamental unity of

Paradise by Toni Morrison

Paradise

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“They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.” So begins Toni Morrison’s Paradise, which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma.