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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1998?


Events

  • 04 Dec 1998 The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
  • 05 Dec 1998 D.C. United defeats Vasco da Gama 2–1 on aggregate to win the Interamerican Cup.
  • 06 Dec 1998 JC Penney Golf Classic
  • 08 Dec 1998 Eighty-one people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
  • 11 Dec 1998 The House Judiciary Committee approves three articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton.
  • 14 Dec 1998 The Yugoslav Army ambushes a column of 140 Kosovo Liberation Army militants attempting to smuggle arms from Albania into Kosovo, killing 36.
  • 16 Dec 1998 Iraq disarmament crisis: U.S. President Bill Clinton orders airstrikes on Iraq. UNSCOM withdraws all weapons inspectors from Iraq.
  • 19 Dec 1998 The US House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice.
  • 21 Dec 1998 Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council members France, Germany and Russia call for sanctions to end against Iraq. The 3 Security Council members also call for UNSCOM to either be disbanded or for its role to be recast. The U.S. says it will veto any such proposal.
  • 26 Dec 1998 Six sailors die and 5 yachts are lost in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, the biggest disaster in the race's history
  • 29 Dec 1998 Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives.
  • 31 Dec 1998 US movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year

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Music charts

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Movies

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The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells

Starring: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock

Country: United States of America

Stepmom

Stepmom

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone

You've Got Mail

You've Got Mail

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey

Country: United States of America

Pourquoi pas moi?

Pourquoi pas moi?

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Stéphane Giusti

Starring: Amira Casar, Julie Gayet, Bruno Putzulu, Alexandra London

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1998?
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Welcome To The World by Fannie Flagg

Welcome To The World

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Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning

The Century by Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster

The Century

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What was it like to watch the Wright Brothers soar into the sky? To hear the first crackling voice aired on the radio? To cower in the ghastly trenches of Europe during World War I? To lose everything in the …

The Locket by Richard Paul Evans

The Locket

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After the death of his mother, Michael Keddington finds employment at the Arcadia nursing home where he befriends Esther, a reclusive but beautiful elderly woman who lives in mourning for her

A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

A Man in Full

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The setting is Atlanta, Georgia — a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last …

We Interrupt This Broadcast by Joe Garner

We Interrupt This Broadcast

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The New York Times Bestseller The USA Today Bestseller The Wall Street Journal Bestseller Where Were You When…? Few phrases garner as much attention as "We Interrupt This Broadcast…" Wherever