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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1998?


Events

  • 01 Nov 1998 Nichirei Golf International
  • 03 Nov 1998 Jesse Ventura, former professional wrestler, is elected Governor of Minnesota.
  • 05 Nov 1998 Myra Hindley loses her second appeal in 11 months against her whole life tariff.
  • 08 Nov 1998 Japan Golf Classic
  • 09 Nov 1998 In the largest civil settlement in United States history, a federal judge approves a US$1.03 billion settlement requiring dozens of brokerage houses (including Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Salomon Smith Barney) to pay investors who claim they were cheated in a wide-spread price-fixing scheme on the NASDAQ.
  • 12 Nov 1998 New York Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak
  • 13 Nov 1998 Iraq disarmament crisis: U.S. President Bill Clinton orders airstrikes on Iraq, then calls them off at the last minute when Iraq promises once again to "unconditionally" cooperate with UNSCOM.
  • 16 Nov 1998 Sesame Workshop (back then known as ) launches Elmo's World, the most famous Sesame Street segment, lasting from the late 90' to Sesame Street's 40th anniversary (69-09) and the 10th anniversary of the segment itself (99-09).
  • 17 Nov 1998 Voyager 1 overtakes Pioneer 10 as the most distant man-made object from the Solar System, at a distance of 69.419 AU (1.0384910 km).
  • 19 Nov 1998 Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.
  • 20 Nov 1998 A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden ''a man without a sin'' in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • 21 Nov 1998 Nintendo releases The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
  • 22 Nov 1998 ITT LPGA Tour Championship
  • 23 Nov 1998 Nintendo releases the Game Boy Color handheld video game system in the USA. Price is US$79.95.
  • 24 Nov 1998 Second Congo War: Reports from the Republic of the Congo say that twelve people drowned in a Congolese river when a marine patrol boat tried to intercept a canoe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. River traffic was suspended between the two countries for security reasons after the Second Congo War began. (BBC)
  • 28 Nov 1998 Floods devastate Bangladesh's rice fields. (CNN)
  • 30 Nov 1998 Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Marais

    French actor with rugged handsome features who often played athletic roles and became one of France's most durable screen heroes from his...

  • comic artist and Batman co-creator (Born 1915).

  • Flip Wilson

    American comedian, the first black comic to transcend race lines with his own TV variety show using material that was universal, funny to...

  • American film producer and director (d. 1998).

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Music charts

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

  1. - The First Nightyoutube
  2. - Doo Wop (That Thing)youtube
  3. - Latelyyoutube
  4. - One Weekyoutube
  5. - How Deep Is Your Love

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Rollercoaster
  2. - Believeyoutube
  3. - Perfect 10
  4. - Heartbeat / Tragedy
  5. - Would You?

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Gemide

Gemide

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Serdar Akar

Starring: Erkan Can, Haldun Boysan, Yildiray Sahinler, Naci Tasdögen

Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

Country: United States of America

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love

Release year: 1998

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Country: United States of America

Private Parts

Private Parts

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Betty Thomas

Starring: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris

The Faculty

The Faculty

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in November 1998?
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The Hundred Days by Patrick O'Brian

The Hundred Days

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"One of Jane Austen's greatest novelists ....The Hundred Days might be the best .... I give O'Brian's lovers joy of it. "--Philadelphia

A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson

A Walk In The Woods

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Soon, there will be a major motion movie starring Robert Redford & Nick Nolte. The Appalachian Trail runs from Georgia to Maine and includes some of the most beautiful terrain in the country.

The Ten Commandments by Laura Schlessinger and Stewart Vogel

The Ten Commandments

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The Ten Commandments are the first direct communication that a person has with God. These commandments are designed to raise our lives beyond animal frantic to the highest levels of human existence.

When The Wind Blows by James Patterson

When The Wind Blows

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Frannie O'Neill, a talented young veterinarian from Colorado, is frannie. Frannie is plagued by the murder of David her husband and she throws her weight into her work.

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

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Perhaps it was a grandparent or teacher or a friend. For those who are older and more patient, wiser, and can help you navigate the world, they will be able to give you sound advice and help you find your …