June 1998 calendar

June 1998

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1998?


  • 02 Jun 1998 California voters approve Proposition 227, abolishing the state's bilingual education program.
  • 03 Jun 1998 Eschede train disaster: an ICE high speed train derails in Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths.
  • 04 Jun 1998 Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 05 Jun 1998 A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants (the strike lasted seven weeks).
  • 06 Jun 1998 130th Belmont
  • 07 Jun 1998 68th French Mens Tennis
  • 11 Jun 1998 Compaq Computer pays US$9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.
  • 12 Jun 1998 A jury in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, convicts 17-year-old Luke Woodham of killing two students and wounding 7 others at Pearl High School.
  • 13 Jun 1998 In Portales, New Mexico, USA a meteorite penetrates a barn roof.
  • 14 Jun 1998 Comic Relief benefit comedy show
  • 15 Jun 1998 32nd TNN Music City News Country Awards
  • 19 Jun 1998 Disney releases the Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film Mulan to theaters in the USA.
  • 21 Jun 1998 98th US Golf Open: at Olympic Club San Francisco
  • 23 Jun 1998 Paul Reitsma resigns his seat in the British Columbia legislature; the first elected politician in the British Commonwealth to be removed from office by legally-binding petition.
  • 25 Jun 1998 Microsoft releases the Windows 98 operting system. It features integrated Internet Explorer 4.0 Web browser, and Universal Serial Bus support. Code-name during development was Memphis. Total sales on the first day are 271,000 units.
  • 28 Jun 1998 Wins ShopRite LPGA Classic
  • 30 Jun 1998 Philippine Vice President Joseph Estrada was sworn in as the 13th President of the Philippines.
  • 03 Jun 1998 After suffering a mechanical failure, a high speed train derails at Eschede, Germany, killing 101 people.
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Music charts

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

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

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - C'est La Vie
  2. - Horny
  3. - Three Lions '98
  4. - The Boy Is Mineyoutube
  5. - My Allyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1998?

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 …

Message In A Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

Message In A Bottle


Theresa Osborne, a divorcee and disillusioned in her relationships, is out jogging when she spots a bottle at the beach. The bottle contains a love letter and longing letter to Catherine, signed simply by Garrett.

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham

The Street Lawyer


Michael Brock is working long hours and making money. He is rushing to get to Drake & Sweeney in D.C., a huge law firm. Michael is just one step away from being a partner.

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

Summer Sisters


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For author chats, join the Random House Reader's Circle. Victoria Leonard's life is forever changed by Caitlin Somers, who chooses Victoria as a friend in the summer 1977.

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans

The Horse Whisperer


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHis full name is Tom Booker. His voice can soothe wild horses and his touch can heal broken spirits. Annie Graves, a mother of two, has traveled across continents to Montana's Booker Ranch to help her …