August 1998 calendar

August 1998

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1998: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1998?


  • 02 Aug 1998 26th du Maurier Golf Classic
  • 04 Aug 1998 Rebel forces revolt against President Laurent Kabila's government in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, starting the Second Congo War; 3,900,000 people are killed before it ends in 2003, making it the bloodiest war, to date, since World War II. Accusations of Rwanda backing them up have been made with Rwanda denying it. (BBC)
  • 05 Aug 1998 The United States tells the Democratic Republic of the Congo's neighbours to not get involved with the rebellion in the east of the country. (BBC)
  • 07 Aug 1998 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.
  • 09 Aug 1998 Star Bank LPGA Classic
  • 10 Aug 1998 HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah is proclaimed the crown prince of Brunei with a Royal Proclamation.
  • 14 Aug 1998 Gary C. Evans, infamous in New York's Capital Region for killing five people, escapes police custody and kills himself by jumping off a bridge.
  • 15 Aug 1998 The Omagh bombing is carried out in Northern Ireland by the Real IRA.
  • 16 Aug 1998 80th PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club - Seattle, Washington
  • 17 Aug 1998 Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an ''improper physical relationship'' with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he ''misled people'' about the relationship.
  • 19 Aug 1998 On the day of his 52nd birthday, U.S. President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. He also admits before the nation that night in a nationally televised address that he "misled people" about his sexual affair with Lewinsky.
  • 20 Aug 1998 The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.
  • 23 Aug 1998 Minnesota LPGA Classic
  • 24 Aug 1998 E.G. Marshall, American actor (The Defenders, Nixon, Absolute Power), dies at age 88 (born 1910).
  • 26 Aug 1998 Computer virus CIH activates and attacks Windows 9x.
  • 28 Aug 1998 Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the ''Qur'an and Sunnah'' the ''supreme law'' but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
  • 30 Aug 1998 State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • 08 Aug 1998 Iranian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan is raided by Taliban leading to the deaths of ten Iranian diplomats and a journalist.
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Music charts

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

  1. - The Boy Is Mineyoutube
  2. - You're Still The One
  3. - My Way
  4. - Adia
  5. - The First Nightyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)
  2. - No Matter What
  3. - C'est La Vie
  4. - Viva Forever
  5. - Freak Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1998?

The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman

The First Eagle


Acting Lieutenant Jim Chee finds that the murder of a Navajo Tribal Police Officer seems open-and-shut when he sees a Hopi poacher huddled above the victim's body.

Low Country by Anne Rivers Siddons

Low Country


Caroline Venable is everything she expected from her Southern heritage: money, prestige and a powerful husband. She also has a predictable schedule of country club luncheons, cocktail parties and dinners hosting wealthy clients and friends.

Message In A Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

Message In A Bottle


Theresa Osborne, a divorcee and disillusioned in her relationships, is out jogging when she spots a bottle at the beach. The bottle contains a love letter and longing letter to Catherine, signed simply by Garrett.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


In the early morning hours of May 2, 1981, shots rang out from Savannah's grandest mansion. Is it murder? Or self-defense? The shooting and its aftermath were heard throughout the hauntingly beautiful city of shaded squares and moss-hung oaks for …

We Are Our Mothers' Daughters by Cokie Roberts

We Are Our Mothers' Daughters


Cokie Roberts, the famous political commentator and author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, examines again the nature of women's roles in this updated and expanded tenth anniversary edition.