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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1998?


Events

  • 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 $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.

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Movies

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The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Country: United States of America

Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Country: United States of America

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Country: United States of America

The Return

The Return

Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Starring: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina

Germany Year Zero

Germany Year Zero

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger

Country: United States of America

Books

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Butterfly by V.C. Andrews

Butterfly

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In the first installment of a specially priced series culminating in The Runaways, a full-length, original paperback to be published in December 1998, an orphan named Butterfly struggles to break free of her painful past.

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Cold Mountain

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In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to …

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and …

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

Summer Sisters

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend.

Black And Blue by Anna Quindlen

Black And Blue

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For eighteen years Fran Benedetto kept her secret, hid her bruises. She stayed with Bobby because she wanted her son to have a father, and because, in spite of everything, she loved him.