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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1998?


Events

  • 02 May 1998 The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.
  • 03 May 1998 Wins Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 04 May 1998 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Buzz Lightyear attend the re-opening of the Moonliner attraction in Disneyland, California. The original Moonliner was removed in 1966.
  • 06 May 1998 Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.
  • 07 May 1998 Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.
  • 08 May 1998 CBS telecasts ''The Wizard of Oz'' for the last time. Beginning in 1999, ''The Wizard of Oz'' will be shown on cable, and in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 it will be telecast by the WB Television Network in addition to its cable showings.
  • 09 May 1998 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by
  • 10 May 1998 Wins Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • 11 May 1998 The first euro coins are minted in Pessac, France. Because the final specifications for the coins were not finished in 1998, they will have to be melted and minted again in 1999.
  • 13 May 1998 India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, following the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
  • 14 May 1998 Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2M for 30 seconds)
  • 16 May 1998 First Global Street Party, with events in Czech Republic, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, USA, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, England. Total of 30 Reclaim The Streets events are held in 20 countries, on sections of public roads, by hundreds or thousands of people.
  • 18 May 1998 The US Department of Justice and twenty state attorneys general file a lawsuit against Microsoft, charging the company with violations of the Sherman Act: exclusive dealing and unlawful tying, monopoly maintenance in the operating system market, and attempted monopoly of the browser market.
  • 19 May 1998 The US aircraft Yorktown is located by searchers, three miles below the ocean surface, where she sank on June 7, 1942.
  • 21 May 1998 At Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, Kipland Kinkel (who was suspended for bringing a gun to school) shoots a semi-automatic rifle into a room filled with students, killing two and wounding 25 others, after killing his parents at home.
  • 22 May 1998 DisneyQuest opens at Downtown Disney West Side in Walt Disney World in Florida. It provides five stories of high-tech attractions, including Explore Zone, Create Zone, and Replay Zone.
  • 24 May 1998 Indianapolis 500 race
  • 26 May 1998 Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs. President Clinton
  • 27 May 1998 Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.
  • 28 May 1998 Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
  • 29 May 1998 US President Bill Clinton signs Public Law 105-176 authorizing the US Mint to move certain emblems from the reverse to the obverse of coins, to leave more room for State quarter dollar designs.
  • 30 May 1998 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
  • 31 May 1998 Wins Wegmans Rochester Golf International

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Movies

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Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Country: United States of America

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Country: United States of America

Day for Night

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America

The Celebration

The Celebration

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1998?
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Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison

Cavedweller

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When Delia Byrd packs up her old Datsun and her daughter Cissy and gets on the Santa Monica Freeway heading south and east, she is leaving everything she has known for

An Instance Of The Fingerpost by Iain Pears

An Instance Of The Fingerpost

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A national bestseller and one of the New York Public Library's Books to Remember, An Instance of the Fingerpost is a thrilling historical mystery from Iain Pears."It

Talking to Heaven by James Van Praagh

Talking to Heaven

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Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death

With This Ring by Amanda Quick

With This Ring

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Leo Drake, the "Mad Monk of Monkcrest," is notoriously eccentric and unquestionably reclusive. But he is also a noted antiquities expert, which is why Beatrice Poole has demanded his reluctant assistance.The

Paradise by Toni Morrison

Paradise

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“They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.” So begins Toni Morrison’s Paradise, which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma.