September 1998 calendar

September 1998

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1998?


  • 01 Sep 1998 Second Congo War:: The Democratic Republic of the Congo says that the rebels are surrounded by forces loyal to President Laurent Kabila in the west. (BBC)The rebels gain control over Goma, Kabila's home area. (BBC)
  • 02 Sep 1998 A McDonnell Douglas MD-11 airliner carrying Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, after taking off from New York City en-route to Geneva. All 229 people on board are killed.
  • 04 Sep 1998 Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University in California, found Google.
  • 05 Sep 1998 The Government of North Korea adopts a military dictatorship on its 50th anniversary.
  • 06 Sep 1998 Safeway LPGA Golf Championship
  • 07 Sep 1998 Google, Inc. is founded, in Menlo Park, California, by Stanford University Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
  • 09 Sep 1998 Kenneth Starr submits his report and 18 boxes of supporting documents to the House of Representatives, outlining a case for impeaching Clinton on 11 grounds.
  • 12 Sep 1998 Bosnian general election, 1998: Votes in Bosnia and Herzegovina go to the polls for a general election.
  • 13 Sep 1998 112th US Womens Tennis
  • 14 Sep 1998 At the end of the day's stock market trading Microsoft stands as America's most valuable company, at US$261.1 billion. Microsoft and General Electric were both valued at over US$300 billion in July, but Microsoft survived a stock market plunge better, putting it on top.
  • 15 Sep 1998 With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.
  • 18 Sep 1998 ICANN is formed.
  • 24 Sep 1998 The Federal Reserve releases to circulation Series 1996 $20 notes with new designs.
  • 25 Sep 1998 (to September 28) Major creditors of Long-Term Capital Management, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based hedge fund, after days of tough bargaining and some informal mediation by Federal Reserve officials, agree on terms of a re-capitalization.
  • 27 Sep 1998 Core States Betsy King Golf Classic
  • 29 Sep 1998 The U.S. Congress passes the "Iraq Liberation Act", which states that the United States wants to remove Saddam Hussein from power and replace the government with a democratic institution.
  • 04 Sep 1998 Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.
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Music charts

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

  1. - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
  2. - The First Nightyoutube
  3. - Crush
  4. - One Weekyoutube
  5. - My Way

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - No Matter What
  2. - Viva Forever
  3. - One For Sorrow
  4. - Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)
  5. - Millennium


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1998?

A Night Without Armor by Jewel Kilcher

A Night Without Armor


Jewel, one of the most revered artists in pop music today, is more than just a music industry success with her debut record selling over 10 million copies.

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham

The Street Lawyer


Michael Brock is working long hours and making money. He is rushing to get to Drake & Sweeney in D.C., a huge law firm. Michael is just one step away from being a partner.

Special Delivery by Danielle Steel

Special Delivery


Danielle Steel's novel explores the joy and challenge of new beginnings and the occasional absurdity of them. It tells the story about two people who fall in love when they least expect it.

The Ten Commandments by Laura Schlessinger and Stewart Vogel

The Ten Commandments


The Ten Commandments are the first direct communication that a person has with God. These commandments are designed to raise our lives beyond animal frantic to the highest levels of human existence.

Coast Road by Barbara Delinsky

Coast Road


Barbara Delinsky's New York Times bestseller, "a heartwarming tale" (Star Tribune Minneapolis), is as richly textured as it is captivating.