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 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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Which were the top hits in December 1998?
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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

Do Bigha Zamin

Do Bigha Zamin

Directed by: Bimal Roy

Starring: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

The Sting

The Sting

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Country: United States of America

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Country: United States of America

Prithvi Vallabh

Prithvi Vallabh

Directed by: Sohrab Modi

Starring: Sadiq Ali, Durga Khote, Leela Mishra, Sohrab Modi


Which were the most popular books released in December 1998?
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We Interrupt This Broadcast by Joe Garner

We Interrupt This Broadcast


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

Bag of Bones by Stephen King

Bag of Bones


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, a powerful tale of grief, of love's enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the past.Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still …

Inner Harbor by Nora Roberts

Inner Harbor


The third novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts' stunning Chesapeake Bay Saga, where the Quinn brothers must return to their family home on the Maryland shore, to honor their father's last request...Phillip

The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan

The Path of Daggers


Now in development for TV!Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.The

A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

A Man in Full


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 …