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.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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American History X

American History X

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Tony Kaye

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

Country: United States of America

Show Me Love

Show Me Love

Release year: 1998

Directed by: Lukas Moodysson

Starring: Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust


Which were the most popular books released in October 1998?
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The Death Of Outrage by William J. Bennett

The Death Of Outrage


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

The Reef by Nora Roberts

The Reef


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes an exciting tale that takes readers to the depths of the Caribbean…and the heights of passion and suspense.

Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg



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 Vampire Armand by Anne Rice

The Vampire Armand


See the difference, read #1 bestselling author Anne Rice in Large Print* About Large PrintAll Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typefaceIn the latest installment of The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice summons up dazzling worlds to …

Flash by Jayne Ann Krentz



Jayne Ann Krentz has delivered pure entertainment in twenty-three New York Times bestsellers, including her recent smash hit, "Sharp Edges". Now, her unique brand of electrifying suspense and head-over-heels romance lights