April 1998 calendar

April 1998

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1998?


  • 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 Nuclear weapons testing: 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
  • 05 Apr 1998 In Japan, the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge opens to traffic, becoming the longest bridge span in the world.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1998?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - All My Lifeyoutube
  2. - Too Closeyoutube
  3. - Frozen
  4. - Let's Ride
  5. - You're Still The One

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - My Heart Will Go Onyoutube
  2. - It's Like That
  3. - Frozen
  4. - Truly Madly Deeplyyoutube
  5. - La Primavera


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1998?

Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh

Talking to Heaven


Talking to Heaven: A medium's message of life after death

Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman

Here on Earth


March Murray, the New York Times bestseller of The Rules of Magic, tells a captivating and mesmerizing tale of obsessive love.

The Rape Of Nanking by Iris Chang

The Rape Of Nanking


The Japanese army invaded Nanking in December 1937. In just weeks, over 300,000 Chinese soldiers and civilians were systematically raped and tortured and then murdered.

Numbered Account by Christopher Reich

Numbered Account



The Smithsonian Institution by Gore Vidal

The Smithsonian Institution


A teenage science prodigy is summoned by the Smithsonian in 1939 and gets involved in a plan to change history. His American history novels are combined with themes from What?