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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.

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Movies

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Country: United States of America

Schindler's List

Schindler's List

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Country: United States of America

Oldboy

Oldboy

Directed by: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Country: United States of America

Scarface

Scarface

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Country: United States of America

Ardh Satya

Ardh Satya

Directed by: Govind Nihalani

Starring: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Shafi Inamdar

Books

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The Ten Commandments by Laura Schlessinger and Stewart Vogel

The Ten Commandments

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The Ten Commandments are the first direct communication between a people and God. Designed to elevate our lives above mere frantic, animal existence to the sublime levels humanity is capable or

Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg

Lindbergh

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Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh—renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom by Suze Orman

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom

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With a new preface that reflects personal finance today, New York Times bestselling author and leading financial expert Suze Orman shares a refreshed version of The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, the revolutionary, groundbreaking classic that changed the way we …

Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon

Tell Me Your Dreams

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Computer whiz Ashley Patterson is convinced she is being stalked. Coworker Toni Prescott has a penchant for Internet dating and little time for anyone else. And Alette Peters prefers quiet weekends in the arms of a beefcake artist.

The Elusive Flame by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

The Elusive Flame

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A woman in desperate straits ... A fearless man ... A marriage of convenience on turbulent waters ...Cerynise Kendall has been left destitute and in dire need following the death of her doting patron and protectress.