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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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


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The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The God Of Small Things


Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide.

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm


The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one …

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air


National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down."

The Cat Who Sang For The Birds by Lilian Jackson Braun

The Cat Who Sang For The Birds


In this delightful new novel featuring Jim Qwilleran and his lovable cats, Koko and Yum Yum, the rites of spring are celebrated with the fine art of birdcalling....and

Guilty Pleasures by Lawrence Sanders

Guilty Pleasures


Only Lawrence Sanders could have created this saga of a family that breaks all the rules--both God's and man's. Moving from the seventies to the nineties, Guilty Pleasures invites readers into