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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1998?


Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Country: United States of America

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Die Hard

Die Hard

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Country: United States of America

Akira

Akira

Directed by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 1998?
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Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to …

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.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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“A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution“A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.”—Washington

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Diary

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The iconic #1 bestseller by Helen Fielding; Bridget Jones is now the inspiration for the September 2016 Working Title film release of Bridget Jones's Baby, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey and Emma Thompson.

The Best Laid Plans by Sidney Sheldon

The Best Laid Plans

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He wanted power. Oliver Russell is fated to rise to the pinnacle of power, the office of President of the United States. She wanted revenge. Leslie Stewart is his betrayed fiancee, a woman dedicated to a single purpose-the downfall of …