1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (dominical letter D) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1998th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 998th year of the 2nd millennium, the 98th year of the 20th century, and the ninth year of the 1990s decade.

1998 was designated as: A end of the world when a volcano exploded.

  • International Year of the Ocean

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Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge

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Aug.7: Nairobi Embassy bombing.

September

Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Henry Hudson searches for Swissair Flight 111 debris

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December

Date unknown

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Nobel Prizes

Fields Medal

In fiction