December 1998 calendar

December 1998

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1998?


  • 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 Yugoslav Wars: The Yugoslav Army ambushes a group of Kosovo Liberation Army fighters attempting to smuggle weapons 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
  • 06 Dec 1998 in Venezuela, Hugo Chávez is victorious in presidential elections.
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Music charts

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

  1. - I'm Your Angel
  2. - Nobody's Supposed To Be Here
  3. - Latelyyoutube
  4. - Doo Wop (That Thing)youtube
  5. - From This Moment On

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Believeyoutube
  2. - Would You?
  3. - I Love The Way You Love Me
  4. - Chocolate Salty Balls (PS I Love You)
  5. - If You Buy This Record Your Life Will Be Better


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1998?

The Locket by Richard Paul Evans

The Locket


Michael Keddington, the son of his mother's death, finds work at Arcadia Nursing Home. There he meets Esther, an elderly, reclusive woman who lives in grief for her.

The Death Of Outrage by William J. Bennett

The Death Of Outrage


William Bennett, in this updated edition, asks why there is so much public outrage over the disappearance of the book.

Night Whispers by Judith McNaught

Night Whispers


Judith McNaught is a reigning monarch of great storytelling, with nine New York Times bestsellers. In her most compelling, gripping novel, McNaught creates a sense of suspense and terrifying plot twists.

The Century by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster

The Century


This book is adapted from the #1 National Bestseller especially for children aged 8-12.

Values Of The Game by Bill Bradley

Values Of The Game


As the Presidential race heats up, with the New Hampshire primary season starting on February 2, attention will turn to the candidates and their issues.