October 1998 calendar

October 1998

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1998?


  • 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.
  • 12 Oct 1998 Matthew Shepard, a gay student at University of Wyoming, dies five days after he was beaten outside of Laramie.
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Music charts

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

  1. - The First Nightyoutube
  2. - One Weekyoutube
  3. - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
  4. - How Deep Is Your Love
  5. - Crush

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - No Matter What
  2. - Rollercoaster
  3. - One For Sorrow
  4. - Perfect 10
  5. - Millennium


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1998?

The Locket by Richard Paul Evans

The Locket


Michael Keddington, the son of his mother's death, finds work at Arcadia Nursing Home. There he meets Esther, an elderly, reclusive woman who lives in grief for her.

Animorphs: The Solution by K.A. Applegate

Animorphs: The Solution


The Solution (Paperback), Katherine A. Applegate

The Hundred Days by Patrick O'Brian

The Hundred Days


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

One True Thing by Anna Quindlen

One True Thing


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * «Anna Quindlen] writes passionately. . . meticulously uncovering all of the intensity, suspicion, and primitive love that binds mothers and daughters The Boston Globe Ellen Gulden is happy in her successful career as a magazine …

The Loop by Nicholas Evans

The Loop


The Horse Whisperer author is now the #1 New York Times Bestseller, an exceptional novel about love, family and man's struggle to survive in the wild.