November 1998 calendar

November 1998

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1998?


  • 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.
  • 09 Nov 1998 A U.S. federal judge, in the largest civil settlement in American history, orders 37 U.S. brokerage houses to pay US$1.03 billion to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for price fixing.
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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?


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1998?

The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan

The Path of Daggers


The Wheel of Time(r), now in development for TV! Since its 1990 debut, The Wheel of Time(r), by Robert Jordan has captured millions of readers across the globe with its originality and captivating characters.

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day ... by Pearl Cleage

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day ...


Ava Johnson, after a decade of luxury living and elegant pleasures with her Atlanta sisters with the most beautiful clothes and greatest dreams, has temporarily returned to Idlewild to resume her fabulous career and power plan.

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie


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 …

Message In A Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

Message In A Bottle


Theresa Osborne, a divorcee and disillusioned in her relationships, is out jogging when she spots a bottle at the beach. The bottle contains a love letter and longing letter to Catherine, signed simply by Garrett.

Bag of Bones by Stephen King

Bag of Bones


The #1 New York Times bestseller Stephen King tells the story of grief, love's lasting bonds and the haunting secrets that have been kept from him.