March 1998 calendar

March 1998

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1998?


  • 01 Mar 1998 Art, opens at Royale Theater, New York City
  • 02 Mar 1998 Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
  • 03 Mar 1998 Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee
  • 04 Mar 1998 Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
  • 05 Mar 1998 Mariah Carey divorces Tommy Lee Jones
  • 06 Mar 1998 Matt Beck, an angry lottery accountant kills four at Connecticut state lottery.
  • 07 Mar 1998 The Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan is fined for burning a cross in his garden and infringing air regulations in California.
  • 10 Mar 1998 4th Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  • 12 Mar 1998 Sound of Music, opens at Martin Beck Theater, New York City
  • 13 Mar 1998 The High-Z Supernova Search Team becomes the first team to publish evidence that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.
  • 15 Mar 1998 Cabaret, opens at Club Expo Theater, New York City
  • 19 Mar 1998 Ah Wilderness!, opens at Vivian Beaumont theater
  • 22 Mar 1998 18th Golden Raspberry Awards
  • 23 Mar 1998 70th Academy Awards: Titanic wins 11 Oscars, Jack Nicholson best actor, Helen Hunt best actress.
  • 24 Mar 1998 Jonesboro massacre: Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
  • 26 Mar 1998 Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: 52 people are killed with axes and knives; 32 of the killed are babies under the age of 2.
  • 27 Mar 1998 Soul Train Award
  • 29 Mar 1998 A series of tornadoes in southern Minnesota kills three people.
  • 31 Mar 1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays' first game; they host Detroit Tigers.

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Music charts

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

  1. - My Heart Will Go Onyoutube
  2. - Gettin' Jiggy Wit Ityoutube
  3. - Nice & Slowyoutube
  4. - No, No, No Part II
  5. - Together Againyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Doctor Jones
  2. - It's Like That
  3. - My Heart Will Go Onyoutube
  4. - Big Mistake
  5. - Stop


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Release year: 1998

Written by:

Directed by: Hirokazu Yamada

Starring: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Kevin Seymour, Steve Blum

Country: Japan

Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Morio Asaka

Lost in Space

Lost in Space

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins



Release year: 1998

Directed by: Gérard Pirès

Starring: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary

City of Angels

City of Angels

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in March 1998?
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The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The God Of Small Things


Arundhati's debut novel has been compared favorably with Dickens and Faulkner. It is a modern classic that has been loved and read by millions.

Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman

Here on Earth


March Murray, the New York Times bestseller of The Rules of Magic, tells a captivating and mesmerizing tale of obsessive love.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


In the early morning hours of May 2, 1981, shots rang out from Savannah's grandest mansion. Is it murder? Or self-defense? The shooting and its aftermath were heard throughout the hauntingly beautiful city of shaded squares and moss-hung oaks for …

Miracle Cure by Michael Palmer

Miracle Cure


You are the master of medical suspense when you travel to the prestigious Boston Heart Institute. Here, some patients are dying to get better ....After a difficult past, Dr. Brian

Guilty Pleasures by Lawrence Sanders

Guilty Pleasures


Lawrence Sanders was the only person who could have written this story about a family that defies all rules, both God's and men's. Guilty Pleasures takes readers from the seventies into the nineties.