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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1998?


Events

  • 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

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Movies

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America

Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Starring: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Country: United States of America

Dil Se..

Dil Se..

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, Preity Zinta, Raghuvir Yadav

Train of Life

Train of Life

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Radu Mihaileanu

Starring: Lionel Abelanski, Rufus, Clément Harari, Michel Muller

Following

Following

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan

Country: United States of America

Books

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Raven by V.C. Andrews

Raven

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Joining the stories of Butterfly, Crystal, and Brooke, Raven's tale of woe begins at the home of her kindly aunt and domineering uncle, where humiliating secrets from her past threaten her dream of belonging to a real family.

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.

The Klone and I by Danielle Steel

The Klone and I

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Stephanie had a rat for a husband. But after 13 years of marriage and two kids, she was devastated when he left her for a younger woman.

A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson

A Walk In The Woods

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

Summer Sisters

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend.