July 1998 calendar

July 1998

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1998?


  • 02 Jul 1998 J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is published.
  • 05 Jul 1998 Japan launches a probe to Mars, and thus joins the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation.
  • 06 Jul 1998 Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.
  • 07 Jul 1998 69th All Star Baseball Game: at Coors Field, Denver
  • 10 Jul 1998 The DNA-identified remains of United States Air Force 1st Lieutenant Michael Joseph Blassie arrive home to his family in St. Louis, Missouri, after being in the Tomb of the Unknowns since 1984.
  • 12 Jul 1998 16th Seniors Players Golf Championship
  • 17 Jul 1998 Russia buries tsar Nicholas II and family, 80 years after they died
  • 19 Jul 1998 127th British Golf Open: at Royal Birkdale
  • 20 Jul 1998 Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Doctors Without Borders and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban.
  • 24 Jul 1998 Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
  • 25 Jul 1998 The United States Navy commissions the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and puts her into service.
  • 26 Jul 1998 19th US Senior Golf Open ends at Riviera Country Club - Pacific Palisades, California
  • 30 Jul 1998 The Disney Cruise Line launches its first cruise ship, the Disney Magic, from Port Canaveral, Florida.
  • 06 Jul 1998 Hong Kong International Airport opens in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, replacing Kai Tak Airport as the city's international airport.
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Music charts

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

  1. - The Boy Is Mineyoutube
  2. - You're Still The One
  3. - Too Closeyoutube
  4. - My Way
  5. - My Allyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - C'est La Vie
  2. - Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)
  3. - Three Lions '98
  4. - Horny
  5. - Freak Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1998?

Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell

Unnatural Exposure


Kay Scarpetta is a psychopath who has an intimate knowledge about death. She also has many plans to kill Kay Scarpetta.

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.

Philistines At The Hedgerow by Steven Gaines

Philistines At The Hedgerow


An eccentric cast vies for a piece of Hamptons land - still inhabited by generations of families who have fished and farmed the region for generations.

You Belong to Me by Mary Higgins Clark

You Belong to Me


"The mistress of tension" (The New Yorker), Mary Higgins Clark is back with another New York Times bestseller. USA TODAY called it "her page-turning favorite". It's about a murderer who targets lonely cruise ship women. This novel combines classic mystery …

Quite A Year For Plums by Bailey White

Quite A Year For Plums


Anyone who has ever read Mama Makes Up Her Mind, or heard Bailey White's commentary on NPR know that Bailey White is an inimitable storyteller with wit and charm.