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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1998?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1998 Vladimir Putin becomes a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
  • 02 Oct 1998 Antz, the first feature film made by DreamWorks, is released.
  • 06 Oct 1998 Matthew Shepard is beaten and left to die in a cornfield in Laramie, Wyoming.
  • 07 Oct 1998 The United States Congress passes the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, which gives copyright holders 20 more years of copyright privilege on work they control. This effectively freezes the public domain to works created before 1923 in the United States.
  • 08 Oct 1998 The House of Representatives authorizes an impeachment inquiry into President Bill Clinton.
  • 10 Oct 1998 A Lignes Aeriennes Congolaises Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.
  • 11 Oct 1998 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail LPGA Tournament
  • 12 Oct 1998 The Congress of the United States passes the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
  • 14 Oct 1998 New York Islanders beat Tampa Bay, 7-1, to end 11 game winless streak
  • 15 Oct 1998 American Airlines becomes the first airline to offer electronic ticketing in all 44 countries it serves.
  • 16 Oct 1998 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.
  • 17 Oct 1998 (to October 18) Severe flooding takes place in south Central Texas.
  • 19 Oct 1998 Travelers Group changes its company name to Citigroup Incorporated.
  • 23 Oct 1998 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a ''land for peace'' agreement.
  • 24 Oct 1998 Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission
  • 29 Oct 1998 Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.
  • 31 Oct 1998 Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.

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Movies

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American History X

American History X

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Country: United States of America

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Country: United States of America

Tangerines

Tangerines

Directed by: Zaza Urushadze

Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Show People

Show People

Directed by: King Vidor

Starring: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Country: United States of America

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1998?
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Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays With Morrie

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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to …

All Through The Night by Mary Higgins Clark

All Through The Night

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Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense, celebrates the season with this Christmas classic featuring two of her most beloved characters.

Bag of Bones by Stephen King

Bag of Bones

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, a powerful tale of grief, of love's enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the past.Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still …

The Death Of Outrage by William J. Bennett

The Death Of Outrage

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In this new, updated edition of a book heralded as a clarion call to the nation's conscience, William Bennett asks why we see so little public outrage in the fade of

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume

Summer Sisters

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend.