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1998


Jan
5
Death of Sonny Bono Death: Sonny Bono (1998)Cher Biography: Life and Career of the Singer and Actress

16
Release: Half BakedThe film Half Baked is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Quitting Scenes
Top 10 Movie Drug Dealers

17
Matt Drudge breaks Lewinsky scandalLewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report (1998)Top 10 Political Lies of All Time
Biography of Bill Clinton: Arkansas Governor to the Presidency

17
Release: Who Am I?Who Am I? is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Fights on Rooftops

19
Death of Carl PerkinsCarl Perkins diesTop 10 Rock and Roll Pioneers

30
Release: Release of Deep RisingRelease of Deep Rising (1998)Top 10 Unresolved Movie Cliffhangers

Feb
3
Release: Pearl Jam Song Do the Evolution is releasedPearl Jam Song Do the Evolution is released (1998).Top 10 Best Animated Music Videos

3
Release: Yield is releasedYield is released (1998).Top 10 Best Pearl Jam Songs

13
Release: The Wedding SingerThe movie The Wedding Singer is released (1998)Top 10 Hilarious Movie Weddings

17
Release: Destiny's Child's self-titled albumDestiny's Child's self-titled album (1998)Top 10 Destiny’s Child Songs

27
Release: Dark CityThe film Dark City is released (1998)Top 10 Neo-Noir Films

28
Release: Perfect BlueThe film Perfect Blue is released (1998)Top 10 Anime Movies

Mar
6
Release: The Big LebowskiThe film The Big Lebowski is released (1998)Top 10 Coolest Movie Characters
Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1990s
Top 10 Movie Comeback Lines
Top 10 Movie Dream Sequences
Top 10 Movie Rants
Top 10 Coen Brothers Movies
Top 10 Memorable Movie Insults
Top 10 Jeff Bridges Performances
Top 10 Cult Classics: Comedies

6
Release: U.S. MarshalsThe film U.S. Marshals is released (1998)Top 10 Best Spin-Off Movies

13
Release: Chairman of the BoardThe film Chairman of the Board is released (1998)Top 10 Worst Comedy Movies

13
Release: The Man in the Iron MaskThe film The Man in the Iron Mask is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Kings

20
Release of 'Primary Colors'Release of 'Primary Colors' (1998)Top 10 Fictional Movie Presidents

20
Theatrical release of Wild ThingsTheatrical release of Wild Things (1998). This erotic thriller a police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high school guidance counselor, when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.Top 10 Girl-On-Girl Movie Kisses
Top 10 Sexy Movie Scenes

Apr
3
Release: Lost in SpaceThe film Lost in Space is released (1998)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series

4
The TV series Yu-Gi-Oh! airs its first episodeThe TV series Yu-Gi-Oh! airs its first episode (1998)Top 10 Anime Anti-Heroes

6
Death of Tammy WynetteDeath of Tammy Wynette (1998)Top 10 Female Country Music Stars
Top 10 Country Songs of All Time

7
Release: Goo Goo Dolls song Iris is releasedGoo Goo Dolls song 'Iris,' is released from the 'City of Angels' movie soundtrackInterview with Goo Goo Dolls on 'Iris'

8
Release: TaxiThe film Taxi is released (1998)Top 10 Worst American Remakes of Foreign Movies

10
Release: City of Angels movie is releasedCity of Angels movie is released (1998).Top 10 Worst American Remakes of Foreign Movies
Interview with Goo Goo Dolls on 'Iris'

15
Death of Pol PotDeath of Pol Pot (1998)Top 10 Ruthless Dictators

15
Release: Le Diner de ConsThe film Le Diner de Cons is released (1998)Top 10 Worst American Remakes of Foreign Movies

26
The Simpsons episode Trash of the Titans first airsThe Simpsons episode Trash of the Titans first airs (1998)Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Themselves)

May
1
The TV series Father Ted airs its last episodeThe TV series Father Ted airs its last episode (1998)Top 10 British TV Comedies

7
Daimler Benz and Chrysler MergerMercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history (1998).Top 10 Disastrous Mergers

7
Mercedes-Benz buys ChryslerMercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history (1998)History of Chrysler: from Plymouth to Dodge and Jeep

8
Release: Deep Impact is releasedThe film Deep Impact was released (1998)Top 10 City Destruction Scenes in Movies
Top 10 Copycat Movies
Top 10 Fictional Movie Presidents

12
North American release of Gran Turismo.North American release of Gran Turismo. The first game in the long-running series, it was released for the original PlayStation console.Top 10 Greatest Racing Games

14
Death of Frank SinatraDeath of Frank Sinatra (1998)The Life and Career of Frank Sinatra
Top 10 Classic Duets

14
The TV series Seinfeld airs its last episodeThe TV series Seinfeld airs its last episode (1998)Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time
Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes
Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases
Top 10 Disappointing TV Show Finales
Top 10 TV Show Finales
Top 10 TV Bottle Episodes
Top 10 TV Bromances

20
Release: GodzillaThe film Godzilla is released (1998)Top 10 Worst American Remakes of Foreign Movies
The Origins of Godzilla
Top 10 Anticipated But Disappointing Movies

28
Death of Phil HartmanDeath of Phil Hartman (1998)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Cast Members of All Time
The History of Saturday Night Live
Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

Jun
5
Release: The Truman ShowThe film The Truman Show was released (1998)Top 10 Movie Quitting Scenes
Top 10 Copycat Movies

6
Sex and the City airs its first episodeThe TV series Sex and the City airs its first episode (1998)Top 10 HBO Shows of All Time
Top 10 Will They or Won't They Sitcom Couples

14
Game 6 of the 1998 NBA FinalsGame 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, controversially won by Chicago Bulls (1998)Top 10 Controversial Calls in Sports History

14
Release: Release of Hello NastyRelease of Hello Nasty (1998)Top 10 Beastie Boys Songs

18
Release: CroupierThe film Croupier is released (1998)Top 10 Gambling Movies

19
Release: Mulan is releasedMulan is released (1998).Another Top 10 Animated Disney Villains
Top 10 Dragons from Movies and TV
Top 10 Modern Disney Animated Characters

19
Release: The X-Files: Fight the FutureThe film The X-Files: Fight the Future is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series

26
Release: Out of SightThe film Out of Sight is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Crossovers

Jul
1
Release: ArmageddonThe film Armageddon is released (1998)Top 10 Movies Where the Protagonist Dies
Top 10 Unlikely Movie Sequels
Top 10 Astronaut Movies
Top 10 Copycat Movies

1
Theatrical release of Armageddon.Theatrical release of Armageddon. This action film showcased a mining team's mission to prevent an asteroid from destroying the Earth.Top 10 Heroic Movie Sacrifices

8
Birthday of Jaden Smith Birthday of Jaden Smith (1998)Top 10 Will Smith Movies
Will Smith: From Fresh Prince To Hollywood Powerhouse

10
Release: PiThe film Pi is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Geniuses

14
The Beastie Boys' Hello Nasty is releasedThe Beastie Boys' album, Hello Nasty, is released and debuts at number one the Billboard 200Top 10 Rap Groups and Crews

15
There's Something About MaryThe film There's Something About Mary is released (1998). Top 10 Hilarious Ben Stiller Moments

17
Release: The Mask of ZorroThe film The Mask of Zorro is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Sword Fights

17
The TV series Family Matters airs its last episodeThe TV show Family Matters airs its last episode (1998)Top 10 Annoying TV Characters
Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases

17
Release: There's Something About MaryThe film There's Something About Mary is released (1998)Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1990s
Top 10 Comedy Movie Clichés
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Toilet Scenes
Top 10 Hilarious Movie Masturbation Scenes

18
Pokemon: The First MovieThe film Pokemon: The First Movie is released (1998)Top 10 Animated Villains Excluding Disney and Pixar
Top 10 Best First Generation Pokemon

24
Release: Saving Private Ryan is releasedThe WWII movie Saving Private Ryan directed by Steven Spielberg is released (1998)Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies
Top 10 Movie Battles
Top 10 Movie Soldiers
Top 10 Vin Diesel Moments
Top 10 Movie Snipers
Top 10 Movies Where the Protagonist Dies

29
Release: The NegotiatorThe film The Negotiator is released (1998)Top 10 Kevin Spacey Performances
Top 10 Trailers That Ruined the Movie

Aug
2
Start of the Second Congo WarStart of the Second Congo War (1998).Top 10 Bloodiest Wars of the Last Century

14
Release: The AvengersThe film The Avengers is released (1998)Top 10 Worst Movies Based on a TV Series

17
Bill Clinton admits that he had an improper physical relationship with Monica LewinskyLewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits he had an improper physical relationship with intern Monica Lewinsky (1998)Biography of Bill Clinton: Arkansas Governor to the Presidency
Top 10 Political Lies of All Time
Top 10 Defining Moments of 1990s America

21
Release: BladeThe film Blade is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Vampires

21
Theatrical debut of Blade.Theatrical debut of Blade. This American vampire-superhero action film stars Wesley Snipes an is loosely based on the Marvel Comics character, a human-vampire hybrid who protects humans from vampires.Superhero Origins: Blade

23
Premiere of That '70s ShowThat '70s Show premiered on this day in 1998Top 10 TV Shows That Lost Their Mojo

23
Release: The Simpsons episode Lard of the Dance first airsThe Simpsons episode Lard of the Dance first airs (1998)Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Characters)

23
The TV series That '70s Show airs its first episodeThe TV series That '70s Show airs its first episode (1998)Top 10 Live-Action TV Cars
Top 10 Will They or Won't They Sitcom Couples

25
Release: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album by Lauryn HillThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album by Lauryn Hill (1998)Top 10 Rap Diss Tracks

28
Release: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking BarrelsThe film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is released (1998)Top 10 Unresolved Movie Cliffhangers

Sep
1
Comic book debut of Big Hero Six.Comic book debut of Big Hero Six. This Marvel super hero team from japan first arrived in Sunfire and Big hero 6 #1.Superhero Origins: Big Hero 6

1
Release: The book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is released in the U.S.The book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is released in the U.S. (1998)Top 10 Harry Potter Characters

1
The TV series The Wild Thornberrys airs its first episodeThe TV series The Wild Thornberrys airs its first episode (1998)Top 10 Cartoon Dads from TV

4
Google is foundedGoogle is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University (1998)Google Company Profile
Top 10 Iconic American Businesses

6
Death of Akira KurosawaDeath of Akira Kurosawa (1998)Top 10 Director-Actor Partnerships

11
Release: CubeThe film Cube is released (1998)Top 10 Torture Porn Movies

11
Release: RoundersThe film Rounders is released (1998)Top 10 Gambling Movies

22
The show Sports Night airs its first episodeThe show Sports Night airs its first episode (1998)Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon

28
The day Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is set on."September 28th, Daylight. The Monsters have overtaken the city. Somehow ... I'm still alive!" The quote that starts your adventure in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.Top 10 Capcom Games

28
Release: The North American release of the original Pokemon games Red and Blue.These are the portable games that started the long running craze. Where you ran around to collect cute little creatures called Pokemon and used them to battle other Pokemon trainers.Top 10 Cutest Video Game Characters

28
Release: What Dreams May ComeThe film What Dreams May Come is released (1998)Top 10 Visually Striking CGI Filled Films

30
The North American release of the original Pokemon games Red and Blue.The North American release of the original Pokemon games Red and Blue. These are the portable games that started the long running craze.Top 10 Gameboy Games

Oct
2
Release: A Night at the RoxburyThe movie A Night at the Roxbury is released (1998)Top 10 Hilarious Movie Weddings

2
AntzThe film Antz was released (1998)Top 10 Animated Villains Excluding Disney and Pixar
Top 10 Copycat Movies

9
Release: RushmoreThe film Rushmore is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Dream Sequences
Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools
Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies

10
The TV series Yu-Gi-Oh! airs its last episodeThe TV series Yu-Gi-Oh! airs its last episode (1998)Top 10 Anime Anti-Heroes

14
Eric Robert Rudolph, aka the Olympic Park Bomber is chargedTop 10 List of the Most Infamous Bombings in the Western WorldTop 10 Infamous Bombings

16
Release: Bride of ChuckyBride of Chucky is released (1998)Top 10 Least Scary Horror Movies

21
Release date of the first Metal Gear Solid gameTop 10 PS1 Games

23
Release: Life is BeautifulThe film Life is Beautiful is released (1998)Top 10 Tragic Movie Endings
Top 10 Successful Foreign Films

24
Debut of Cowboy BebopThe TV series Cowboy Bebop airs its first episode (1998)Top 10 Anime Series
Top 10 Anime Villains
Top 10 Anime Battles

30
Release: American History XThe film American History X is released (1998)Top 10 Tragic Movie Endings

Nov
6
Release: The WaterboyThe film The Waterboy is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Hillbillies

6
Release: Velvet Goldmine The film Velvet Goldmine is released (1998)Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Movies

20
The Simpsons episode Mayored to the Mob first airsThe Simpsons episode Mayored to the Mob first airs (1998)Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Themselves)

23
North American release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.Widely considered to be one of the greatest if not the greatest game of all time. Ocarina of Time, was the Zelda franchise's first 3D adventure that became one of the most influential games of all time.Top 10 Video Games of All Time
Top 10 N64 Games
Top 10 Video Games With Great Stories
Top 10 Video Game Intros

25
Release: A Bug's Life is releasedA Bug's Life is released (1998).Top 10 Pixar Villains

25
Release: A Bugs Life is releasedA Bugs Life is released (1998).Top 10 Secondary Pixar Characters
Top 10 Pixar Movies
Top 10 Copycat Movies

Dec
2
Release: A Night at the RoxburyThe film A Night at the Roxbury is released (1998)Will Ferrell Biography: From SNL to Anchorman 2

3
Release: Shakespeare in LoveThe film Shakespeare in Love is released (1998)Top 10 Overrated Movies
Top 10 Worst Best Picture Oscar-Winning Movies

4
Release: PsychoThe film Psycho is released (1998)Top 10 Worst Movie Casting Choices

12
The Schweddy Balls sketch airs on Saturday Night LiveThe Schweddy Balls sketch airs on Saturday Night Live (1998)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Sketches

18
Release: The Prince of EgyptThe film The Prince of Egypt is released (1998)Top 10 Biblical Movies

19
The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Bill Clinton following the Lewinsky scandal Top 10 Infamous Political Sex Scandals.Top 10 Infamous Political Sex Scandals in the USA

25
Release: A Civil ActionThe film A Civil Action is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Lawyers

25
Release: Patch AdamsThe film Patch Adams is released (1998)Top 10 Worst Movies Based On Real Life Events

25
Release: The FacultyThe film The Faculty is released (1998)Another Top 10 Sexy Female Aliens from Movies and TV

28
The TV series Mr. Show with Bob and David airs its last episodeThe TV series Mr. Show with Bob and David airs its last episode (1998)Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows