1998 in the United States

Events from the year 1998 in the United States.

1998
in
the United States

Decades:
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Incumbents

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Federal government

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State governments

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Events

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January

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January 26: President Clinton becomes embroiled in the Lewinsky scandal

February

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March

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March 27: FDA approves Viagra for erectile dysfunction

April

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May 18: United States v. Microsoft antitrust suit (Bill Gates pictured in his August deposition)

June

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July

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August

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August 7: U.S. embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya

September

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September 8: Mark McGwire breaks the single-season home run record

October

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October 29: John Glenn returns to space

November

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December

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  • December – Grade school children in Aurora, Colorado, collect $35,000 to purchase and free enslaved children in Sudan.
  • December 1 – Exxon announces a US$73.7 billion deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the second-largest company on the planet by revenue.
  • December 5 – D.C. United defeats Vasco da Gama 2–1 on aggregate to win the Interamerican Cup (one of the greatest triumphs in the history of U.S. club soccer).
  • December 16–19 – Iraq disarmament crisis: U.S. President Bill Clinton orders American and British airstrikes on Iraq. UNSCOM withdraws all weapons inspectors from Iraq.
  • December 17 – Claudia Benton, of West University Place, Texas, is murdered in her house by Angel Maturino Resendiz (his third victim in his third incident).
  • December 18 – DreamWorks' second film, The Prince of Egypt, is released in theaters. An epic and ambitious take on the Book of Exodus, it receives generally positive reviews and becomes a modest box office success. Over time, the film grows in esteem to the point that many now consider it the best DreamWorks film and one of the best animated films ever made.[11][12]

Ongoing

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Date unknown

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Sports

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Births

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January

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Tfue
 
XXXTentacion
 
Ariel Winter

February

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Khalid

March

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Jack Harlow

April

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Paris Jackson
 
Peyton List
 
Jimmy Donaldson

June

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Tana Mongeau

July

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Malia Obama
 
Jaden Smith

August

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Nick Fuentes
 
Tziarra King

September

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Sheck Wes

October

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Roddy Ricch

November

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Devin Haney
 
Bradley Steven Perry

December

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Juice Wrld
 
Latto
 
G Hannelius

Full date unknown

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Deaths

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January

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Sonny Bono

February

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Carl Wilson
 
George H. Hitchings

March

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Lloyd Bridges

April

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Rozz Williams
 
Tammy Wynette
 
Frank Sinatra
 
Barry Goldwater

June

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July

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Roy Rogers
 
Alan Shepard

August

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E. G. Marshall

September

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George Wallace
 
Florence Griffith Joyner

October

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Roddy McDowall

November

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December

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Martin Rodbell
 
Irene Hervey

See also

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References

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  1. ^ Greg Lamotte (January 23, 1998). "Smoking ban in California bars widely ignored". CNN. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  2. ^ Bell, Daniel (March 17, 2016). Encyclopedia of International Games. McFarland. p. 512. ISBN 978-1-4766-1527-1.
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  4. ^ "Maine Voters Repeal a Law On Gay Rights". The New York Times. February 12, 1998. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
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  6. ^ "Teen guilty in Mississippi school-shooting rampage". CNN.
  7. ^ "Transcript: Fox News Interviews Scott Ritter – Fox News". Fox News. September 13, 2002. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  8. ^ "Corporate Information: Google Milestones". Google, Inc. Archived from the original on October 28, 2009. Retrieved October 29, 2009.
  9. ^ "Dana Sue Gray -- unusual female serial killer -- the Crime Library - Crime Library on truTV.com". www.trutv.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved January 11, 2022.
  10. ^ Jimenez, Stephen (September 24, 2013). The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard. Steerforth. p. 368. ISBN 978-1586422141. Retrieved December 1, 2023.
  11. ^ "Why 'The Prince of Egypt is DreamWorks' Best Film". Collider. April 7, 2023. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  12. ^ "It's Time We Recognize The Prince of Egypt as one of the Greatest Animated Movies of All Time". SyFy. May 5, 2023. Retrieved November 30, 2023.
  13. ^ Zenko, Micah (August 3, 2010). Between Threats and War: U.S. Discrete Military Operations in the Post-Cold War World. Stanford University Press. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-8047-7190-0.
  14. ^ "Great Blunders of WWII (TV Series 1998– ) - IMDb" – via www.imdb.com.
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  16. ^ "Eye Catchers", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 27, 2004
  17. ^ "Tamizdat". macfound.org. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved August 2, 2023.
  18. ^ Caramanica, Jon; Coscarelli, Joe (June 18, 2018). "XXXTentacion, Rapper Accused of Violent Crimes, Shot Dead at 20 (Published 2018)". The New York Times. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  19. ^ "Adley Rutschman 2023 Player Outlook: Immediate Success in the Bigs Makes Him Expensive in 2023". www.rotoballer.com. Retrieved April 9, 2023.
  20. ^ "Happy Birthday, Justin Herbert!". Los Angeles Chargers. March 10, 2022. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  21. ^ "Peyton List". Disney Channel. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  22. ^ Wilford, John Noble (August 28, 1998). "Frederick Reines Dies at 80; Nobelist Discovered Neutrino". The New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2021.
  23. ^ "Owens, Elisabeth". American National Biography. Oxford University Press. Subscription needed.
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