International Year of the Ocean; 1998 All Mashed Up! (Hi-Fi)

Published August 6, 2015 by theimside







 1998 means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. It’s the year 1998. What’s the first thing you think of?

Seventeen years ago, I was twelve years old. We never realize how eventful a year is, until we take a look back! 1998 was a HUGE year for the human collective! Let’s mash it up!

What this perspective allows us to do, is understand character development as social development. A collective insight where the past appears almost like a prophetic script to us now. A person living in 1998 has NO IDEA about what is to come! They couldn’t even “can’t even.” So here’s…




I ❤ 1998



– The novel ‘Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years‘ takes place between April 30, 1997 – May 2, 1998.
– Japanese horror novel ‘Another‘ takes place in the year 1998.
– Video game ‘Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories‘ is set in the year 1998.

#GrandTheftAuto #GTA #LibertyCityStories

– TV series ‘Ben 10‘ is set in 1998.

Jan – Jersey Devil (Windows) releases; developed by Behaviour Interactive and published by Infogrames

#JerseyDevil #Windows #Infogrames
#Microsoft #Windows #BehaviourInteractive
Jan 1 – ‘A Baby Story‘ premiers on TLC.

#TLC #TheLearningChannel

Jan 2 – Russia circulates new rubles into currency

#LocationRussia #Russia


Jan 4 – Wilaya of Relizane massacre happens in Algeria

#LocationAlgeria #Algeria


Jan 6 – NASA launches Lunar Prospector into the Moon‘s orbit.

Jan 8 – ‘Crime Stories‘ premiers on Court TV.

#CourtTV #TruTV
Jan 8 – ‘WCW Thunder‘ premiers on TBS.

#WCWThunder #TBS #SuperStation #TBSsuperstation

Jan 8 – No One Can Stop Mr. Domino! (PS1) releases in Japan

#PlayStation #PlayStation
#MrDomino #LocationJapan

Jan 9 – Firestorm, Wag the Dog playing in USA cinemas
#FireMaySaveYou #H2OMG #DogMeetsGod

#LocationUnitedStates #UnitedStates

Jan 9 – ‘Gullah Gullah Island‘ series finale (1994-1998) on PBS.
#PBS #PublicBroadcastingStation

#GullahGullah #BinyaBinya

Jan 9 – ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things‘ premiers on CBS.


Jan 11 – Sidi-Hamed massacre happens in Algeria

#LocationAlgeria #Algeria

Jan 12 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.

Jan 12 – Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (Arcade) releases in Japan

#Marvel #Capcom #Clash

Jan 15 – ‘The Secret World of Alex Mack‘ series finale (1994-1998) on Nickelodeon.

#ParadiseValley #GC161 #Nickelodeon #DickAtDay

Jan 16 – Fallen, Half-Baked, Hard Rain playing in USA cinemas

#AndICanGetUp #FullyLoaded #SoftPrecipitation

Jan 17 – Monica Lewinsky becomes a new cigar flavor; Drudge Report breaks the story

Jan 20 – ‘Dawson’s Creek‘ premiers on The WB.

#DawsonAlsoHasADeck #TheWB #TheDubbaDubbaDoubleUB

Jan 21 – Resident Evil 2 (PS1) releases in North America.

#ResidentEvil2 #RE2 #PlayStation

Jan 23 – Spice World, Phantoms, Slappy and the Stinkers playing in USA cinemas

#HashTagSpice #Metas #PeppyAndTheBarrelRolls

Jan 26 – ‘Special Report with Brit Hume‘ premiers on Fox News Channel

#LaughOutLoud #SpecialReport #TrainWreck

Jan 28 – Children and teachers held hostage by gunman in Manila, Philippines

#LocationPhilippines #Manila


#Philippines #Philippines

Jan 29 – Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn) releases in Japan.


#PanzerDragoonSaga #SEGA
Jan 29 – Biohazard 2 (PS1) releases in Japan.

#BioHazard2 #ResidentEvil2 #BioHazard2 #ResidentEvil2 #PlayStation

Jan 30 – Super Game Boy 2 is launched for Super Famicom in Japan

#SuperFamicom #SuperNintendo #SNES

Jan 30 – Desperate Measures, Deep Rising, Great Expectations playing in USA cinemas

#NotDesperateEnough #HighCalling #GreatnessExpects
Jan 31 – Gex: Enter the Gecko (PS1) releases in North America

Jan 31 – Skullmonkeys (PS1) releases in North America

#GexEffects #DreamWorks #Insomniac
#PlayStation #DreamWorks
#CrystalDynamics #DangerCloseGames

Jan 31 – ‘Spider-Man: The Animated Series‘ finale (1994-1998) on Fox Kids

#MetaSense #Tingling #FoxKids


Feb 1 – ‘Fox & Friends‘ premiers on Fox News Channel.

#InviteOnly #ThePoorYouKnow #LaughOutLoud

Feb 4 – A 6.1 quake happens in Afghanistan

#LocationAfghanistan #Afghanistan

Feb 6 – Blues Brothers 2000, The Replacement Killers playing in USA cinemas

#RedSisters #PurpleParents #FinalDestination #FinalAnswer

Feb 6 – ‘Power Rangers in Space‘ premiers on Fox Kids

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Feb 7-22 – XVIII Winter Olympics held in Nagano, Japan.


Feb 11 – Xenogears (PS1) releases in Japan

Feb 13 – Sphere, The Wedding Singer playing in USA cinemas

Feb 16 – China Airlines Flight 676 crashes in Taoyuan, Taiwan




Feb 17 – ‘Grace Under Fire‘ series finale (1993-1998).

Feb 20 – Senseless, Palmetto playing in USA cinemas

Feb 20 – Skullmonkeys (PS1) releases in Europe
Feb 20 – Gex: Enter the Gecko (PS1) releases in Europe
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DreamWorks CrystalDynamics
Feb 22 – ‘Seijuu Sentai Gingaman‘ premiers in Japan on TV Asahi.

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Feb 23 – ‘Bobby’s World‘ series finale (1990-1998)

Feb 26 – Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (PS1) releases in Japan

Feb 26 – X-Men vs Street Fighter (PS1) releases in Japan

Feb 27 – Caught Up, Dark City, Krippendorf’s Tribe, Kissing A Fool playing in USA cinemas

Feb 28 – Kosovo War begins in Federal Republic Yugoslavia (1998-1999)


Feb 28 – 1080° Snowboarding (N64) releases in Japan

Feb 28 – ‘Bug Juice‘ premiers on Disney Channel


Mar 2 – Galileo Probe discovers liquid ocean under thick ice crust on Jupiter‘s moon Europa.
Mar 4 – ‘101 Dalmations: The Series‘ finale (1997-1998) on Disney Channel

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Mar 5 – NASA’s Clementine Probe finds water in polar craters on the Moon.

Mar 6 – Twilight, The Big Lebowski, Hush, U.S. Marshalls playing in USA cinemas

Mar 10 – ‘Two Guys, A Girl, and A Pizza Place‘ premiers on ABC.

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Mar 10 – ‘Weather Center‘ premiers on The Weather Channel.


Mar 11 – Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria.


Mar 11 – Danish parliamentary election, Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen is re-elected.


Mar 13 – High-Z Supernova Search Team is the first to report the accelerated expansion of the Universe.
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Mar 13 – The Man in the Iron Mask, Chairman of the Board playing in USA cinemas

Mar 17 – ‘Lateline‘ premiers on NBC.

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Mar 15 – ‘PB&J Otter‘ premiers on Playhouse Disney.

Mar 19 – Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War (Windows) releases in North America

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Mar 20 – Primary Colors, Wild Things playing in USA cinemas

Mar 20 – ‘Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation‘ series finale (1997-1998).


Mar 23 – ‘Titanic‘ earns 11 Oscars (including Best Picture) at the 70th Academy Awards at Shrine Auditorium.

Mar 24 – First computer assists Bone-Segment Navigation surgical procedure.
Mar 24 – ‘True Life‘ premiers on MTV.


Mar 25 – Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (PS1) releases in North America and Europe; developed by EA Canada

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Mar 27 – The Newton Boys, Ride, Meet the Deedles playing in USA cinemas

Mar 29 – Parasite Eve (PS1) releases in Japan

Mar 29 – BBC America is launched

Mar 31 – Star Craft (Windows) releases in North America
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Mar 31 – Blasto (PS1) releases in North America; developed by Sony Interactive Studios America aka Daybreak Game Company.


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Mar 31 – Warhammer: Dark Omen (Windows) releases in North America; developed by Mindscape and Games Workshop.

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Mar 31 – 1080° Snowboarding (N64) releases in North America


Mar 31 – World Cup 98 (PS1) releases in North America


Apr – Steve Jobs introduces the iMac.


Apr – Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (PS1) releases in Europe; developed by EA Canada

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Apr 2 – ‘World’s Wildest Police Videos‘ premiers on Fox

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Apr 3 – Lost in Space, Mercury Rising, Barney’s Great Adventure playing in USA cinemas

Apr 4 – ‘CatDog‘ premiers on Nickelodeon after ‘Kids Choice Awards.’


Apr 5 – Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in Japan links Shikoku with Honshu; becomes largest suspension bridge in the world.

Apr 6 – ‘Teletubbies‘ premiers in North America on PBS.


Apr 7 – Warhammer: Dark Omen (PS1) releases in North America and Europe
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Apr 9 – G-Darius (PS1) releases in Japan

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Apr 9 – ‘The Price Is Right‘ airs its 5,000th episode; set becomes the Bob Barker Studio



Apr 10 – Good Friday Agreement between Ireland and Britain.



Apr 10 – City of Angels, My Giant, The Odd Couple II, Species II, 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain play in USA cinemas

Apr 13 – ‘Love Boat: The Next Wave‘ premiers on UPN

Apr 14 – Game Boy Light launches in Japan

Apr 16 – ‘Pokémonreturns from first hiatus; episode 39 “Pikachu’s Goodbye ピカチュウのもり” airs in Japan.
Apr 16 – ‘Pokémon‘ episode 40 “The Battling Eevee Brothers イーブイ4きょうだい” airs in Japan.

Apr 17 – Major League: Back to the Minors, The Object of My Affection, Paulie, Nightwatch playing in USA cinemas

Apr 18 – Toon Disney launches on Disney Channel


Apr 24 – The Big Hit, Tarzan and the Lost City, Sliding Doors playing in USA cinemas

Apr 24 – ‘Dallas: War of the Ewings‘ airs on CBS; seven years after the original series ‘Dallas‘ finished.

Apr 28 – ‘The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police‘ series finale (1997-1998) on Fox Kids and YTV.


Apr 30 – Might & Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven (Windows) releases

Apr 30 – Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn) releases in North America.


Apr 30 – World Cup 98 (Windows) releases in North America and Europe
May – World Cup 98 (PS1) releases in Europe
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May 1 – Black Dog, He Got Game, Les Misérables playing in USA cinemas

May 5 – Einhänder (PS1) releases in North America

May 8 – CBS airs ‘The Wizard of Oz‘ for its final time. Future broadcasts by Warner Bros.


May 8 – Deep Impact playing in USA cinemas

May 8 – Resident Evil 2 (PS1) releases in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania-Australia (PAL region).

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LocationEurope LocationOceaniaAustralia

May 8 – Gran Turismo (PS1) releases in Europe.


May 11 – First euro coins printed in Pessac, France.


May 11 – Tech-TV launches as ZDTV; eventually becomes G4 in 2002.

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May 11-13 – Pokhran-II; Operation Shakti; India becomes the 6th world nuclear power


May 12 – Gran Turismo (PS1) releases in North America.


May 13-14 – The 1998 Indonesia riots happen in Medan of North Sumatra; Special Capital Region Jakarta City; and Surakarta of Central Java.




May 14 – ‘Seinfeld‘ series finale draws 76.3-million viewers.


May 14 – ‘Celebrity Death Match‘ premiers on MTV.

May 15 – Bulworth, The Horse Whisperer, Quest for Camelot playing in USA cinemas

May 16 – ‘Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman‘ series finale (1993-1998)

May 16 – ‘Unsolved Mysteries‘ series finale (1987-1998)

May 18 – World Cup 98 (N64) releases in North America and Europe

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May 19 – Galaxy IV satellite fails; disrupting communications service on 80-90% of the world’s pagers.
May 19 – USS Yorktown wreckage discovered near Midway Atoll; search led by former US Navy officer Robert D. Ballard.

May 20 – Godzilla playing in USA cinemas

May 21 – The Second President of Indonesia, Suharto, resigns after 32 years; Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibe becomes the third President of Indonesia until Oct 20, 1999.


May 22 – Unreal (Windows) is released


May 22 – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Opposite of Sex playing in USA cinemas

May 26 – Bear Grylls becomes youngest British climber to scale Mt. Everest, at age 23.

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May 26 – Curse of the Puppet Master playing in USA cinemas

May 27 – I Got the Hook Up playing in USA cinemas

May 28 – Chagai I; Youm-e-TakbirPakistan becomes the world’s 7th nuclear power


May 28-30 – 4th Annual E3 held in Atlanta, Georgia.


May 29 – Almost Heroes, Hope Floats, Insomnia, Little Boy Blue, The Last Days of Disco playing in USA cinemas

May 30 – 6.6 Quake in Afghanistan


May 31 – Jersey Devil (PS1) releases in North America


May 31 – ‘The Larry Sanders Show‘ series finale (1992-1998) on Home Box Office

LarrySandersShow HBOinSpace

Jun – World Cup 98 (Game Boy) releases in North America and Europe
Jun 1 – Game Boy Camera launches in North America


Jun 1 – ‘Sailor Moon‘ is syndicated on Cartoon Network.

Jun 2 – CIH computer virus is discovered in Taipei, Taiwan; created by Tatung University student Chén Yíngháo.

Jun 3 – Train derails in Germany between Hanover & Hamburg.


Jun 4 – Game Boy Camera launches in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania (PAL region).

LocationAsia LocationAfrica

LocationEurope LocationOceaniaAustralia

Jun 4 – Vigilante 8 (PS1) releases in North America


Jun 5 – A Perfect Murder, Beyond Silence, Mr. Jealousy, The Truman Show in cinemas

Jun 5 – Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn) releases in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania (PAL region).


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LocationEurope LocationOceaniaAustralia

Jun 6 – ‘Sex and the City‘ premiers on HBO.


Jun 7 – Guinea-Bissau Civil War begins (1998-1999)


Jun 9-12 – FIFA World Cup in France.


Jun 11 – X-Men vs Street Fighter (PS1) releases in North America


Jun 12 – Centennial Celebration of Independence of the Phiilippines from Spain; Centennial Basketball Team founded



Jun 12 – Can’t Hardly Wait, Cousin Bette, Dirty Work, High Art, Passion in the Desert, Six Day Seven Nights, The Land Girls playing in USA cinemas

Jun 12 – ‘The Geraldo Rivera Show‘ series finale (1987-1998); as syndicated by King World

Jun 19 – Hav Plenty, Henry Fool, Mulan, The X-Files playing in USA cinemas


Jun 20 – Ambushed playing in USA cinemas

Jun 20 – ‘Bill Nye: The Science Guy‘ series finale (1993-1998).

Jun 21 – Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror playing in USA cinemas

Jun 24 – I Went Down playing in USA cinemas

Jun 24 – Jersey Devil (PS1) releases in Japan

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Jun 25 – Microsoft releases Windows 98.

Jun 26 – Buffalo ’66, Dr. Dolittle, Out of Sight, Smoke Signals playing in USA cinemas

Jun 26 – ‘Step by Step‘ series finale (1991-1998).


Jun 26 – Vigilante 8 (PS1) releases in Europe.


Jun 29 – Banjo-Kazooie (N64) releases in North America


Jun 30 – N20: Nitrous Oxide (PS1) releases in North America


Jun 30 – Philippines Vice President Joseph Estrada is sworn in as 13th President of the Philippines.


Jul – Video games ‘Resident Evil Zero / バイオハザード0‘ & ‘Resident Evil / バイオ ハザード‘ take place in July 1998.

Jul 1 – Armageddon playing in USA cinemas

Jul 2 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is published in the UK.

Jul 3 – Mark Twain’s America 3D playing in USA cinemas

Jul 4 – ‘X-Play‘ premiers as ‘GameSpot TV’ on ZDTV (aka Tech-TV aka G4).

Jul 5 – Japan launches a probe to Mars; joins U.S. and Russia in outer-space exploration.


Jul 6 – New Hong Kong International Airport opens in Chek Lap Kok; while historic Kai Tak Airport closes.

Jul 10 – Hands on a Hardbody, Lethal Weapon 4, Small Soldiers, Madeline, Whatever playing in USA cinemas


Jul 12 – FIFA World Cup; France beats Brazil




Jul 14 – F-Zero X (N64) releases in Japan

Jul 15 – There’s Something About Mary playing in USA cinemas

Jul 17 – 120 countries vote to establish the International Criminal Court.

Jul 17 – Undersea quake triggers tsunami in Papua New Guinea.


Jul 17 – Polish Wedding, The Mask of Zorro playing in USA cinemas

Jul 17 – ‘Family Matters‘ series finale (1989-1998).


Jul 17 – Banjo-Kazooie (N64) releases in Europe


Jul 18 – ‘Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back‘ in Japan cinemas

Jul 19 – ‘Oh Yeah! Cartoons‘ premiers on Nickelodeon.

Jul 22 – Lolita, The Saltmen of Tibet playing in USA cinemas

Jul 24 – Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, Disturbing Behavior, East Palace West Palace, Mafia!, Saving Private Ryan, Western in cinemas


Jul 25 – ‘Weird Science‘ series finale (1994-1998) on USA Network.


Jul 29 – The Negotiator, The Parent Trap playing in USA cinemas

Jul 31 – Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines (Windows) releases in North America

Jul 31 – Heart of Darkness (PS1) releases in North America

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Jul 31 – BASEketball, Ever After, Full Tilt Boogie, The Governess, Seventh Heaven


Aug 1 – ‘Linc’s‘ premiers on Showtime.


Aug 1 – Blasto (PS1) releases in Europe

Aug 4 – Second Congo War begins; becomes bloodiest war (1998-2003)

Aug 5 – Halloween H20: 20 Years Later playing in cinemas

Aug 5 – ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?‘ premiers on ABC.


Aug 6 – Biohazard: Director’s Cut Dual Shock (PS1) releases in Japan.


Aug 7 – Yangtze River floods in China.


Aug 7 – Two U.S. Embassy bombings by Osama bin Laden; in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania & Nairobi, Kenya.

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Aug 7 – Snake Eyes playing in USA cinemas

Aug 11 – ‘Zoog Disney‘ launches on Disney Channel.


Aug 13 – Klaymen Klaymen 2 aka Skullmokeys (PS1) releases in Japan


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Aug 14 – Air Bud: Golden Receiver, The Avengers, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Return to Paradise playing in USA cinemas

Aug 15 – A car bombing happens in Omagh, County Tyrone, of Northern Ireland.



Aug 15 – The Family Channel is re-branded as Fox Family Channel.

Aug 21 – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six (Windows) releases in North America


Aug 21 – Blade, Dance with Me, Dead Man on Campus, Wrongfully Accused playing in USA cinemas

Aug 23 – ‘That 70’s Show‘ premiers on Fox.
Aug 23 – ‘The Simpsons‘ 10th season premiers on Fox; with episode ‘Lard of the Dance.’

Aug 24 – First RFID chip is implanted in a human in the United Kingdom. 

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Aug 26 – Computer virus CIH activates and attacks Windows 9x.


Aug 28 – Why Do Fools Fall in Love, 54 playing in USA cinemas

Aug 31 – Gex: Enter the Gecko (N64) releases in North America


Aug 31 – Mega Man Legends (PS1) releases in North America


Aug 31 – Ion Television launches as PAX TV.
Aug 31 – ‘Hercules: The Animated Series’ premiers on Disney’s One Saturday Morning.

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Aug 31 – Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (PS1) releases in North America


Aug 31 – Heart of Darkness (Windows) releases



Sep – Video games ‘Resident Evil 2,’ ‘Resident Evil 3: Nemesis,’ and ‘Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City‘ all take place in September 1998.

Sep – No One Can Stop Mr. Domino! (PS1) releases in Europe

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Sep – N20: Nitrous Oxide (PS1) releases in Europe

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Sep 1 – MediEvil (PS1) releases in North America and Europe
Sep 1 – ‘Book TV‘ premiers on C-SPAN2.
Sep 1 – ‘NFL Live‘ premiers on ESPN2
Sep 1 – ‘Cousin Skeeter‘ premiers on Nickelodeon.
Sep 1 – ‘The Wild Thornberries‘ premiers on Nickelodeon.


Sep 1 – ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone‘ is published in North America.


Sep 2 – United Nations enforces 1948 law banning genocide for the first time.



Sep 2 – Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove in Nova Scotia.


Sep 3 – Metal Gear Solid (PS1) releases in Japan.

Sep 3 – ‘The Statler Brothers Show‘ series finale (1991-1998).
Sep 4 – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire premiers in the UK

Sep 4 – Google, Inc. is founded in Menloa Park, Ca. by Stanford University PhD candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

GoogleSep 4 – Skrunda-1 is closed down in Latvia, Russia; the last former Soviet Union station.



Sep 4 – Knock Off playing in USA cinemas

Sep 5 – Government of North Korea adopts a military dictatorship on its 50th anniversary


Sep 6 – ‘The NFL Today‘ pre-game show is revived on CBS.

Sep 6 – ‘NFL on CBS‘ premiers the 79th National Football League; CBS’ first NFL game since 1994
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Sep 7 – ‘Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog‘ premiers on Fox Kids.


Sep 8 – ‘Pokémon‘ first episode ‘Pokémon, I Choose You!‘ airs on Kids WB.



Sep 9 – ‘First Wave‘ premiers on SyFy.
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Sep 9 – Parasite Eve (PS1) releases in North America

Sep 10 – Gex: Enter the Gecko (PS1) releases in Japan
Sep 10 – Spyro the Dragon (PS1) releases in North America

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Sep 10 – A shooting occurs aboard a Russian Navy Akula-class submarine, while docked in Severomorsk.


Sep 11 – Rounders, Simon Birch playing in USA cinemas

Sep 12 – ‘Godzilla: The Series‘ premiers on Fox Kids.

Sep 12 – ‘Mad Jack the Pirate‘ premiers on Fox Kids.
Sep 12 – ‘The Mr. Potato Head Show‘ premiers on Fox Kids.
Sep 12 – ‘Young Hercules‘ premiers on Fox Kids.

Sep 12 – Pokémon Yellow (Game Boy) releases in Japan.

Sep 14 – ‘Hollywood Squares‘ is revived on CBS.
Sep 14 – ‘The Roseanne Show‘ premiers on CBS.
Sep 14 – ‘Judge Joe Brown‘ premiers on CBS.
Sep 14 – ‘Total Request Live‘ premiers on MTV.
Sep 14 – ‘Histeria!‘ premiers on Kids WB.

Sep 14 – Resident Evil: Director’s Cut Dual Shock (PS1) releases in North America.


Sep 17 – Game Boy Camera launches in Japan.


Sep 18 – One True Thing, Rush Hour playing in USA cinemas

Sep 19 – ‘Pinky, Elmira, & the Brain‘ premiers on Kids WB.

Sep 19 – ‘Antz‘ premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival; DreamWorks Animation‘s first film


Sep 21 – ‘The King of Queens‘ premiers on CBS.

Sep 21 – ‘Donnie & Marie‘ premiers on CBS.

Sep 21 – ‘Felicity‘ premiers on The WB.

Sep 21 – ‘Will & Grace‘ premiers on NBC.


Sep 22 – ‘Sports Night‘ premiers on ABC.

Sep 23 – Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (PS1) releases in Japan; developed by EA Canada

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Sep 25 – Urban Legend, Ronin, Clay Pigeons playing in USA cinemas

Sep 25 – ‘Two of a Kind‘ premiers on ABC.

Sep 30 – Delta Force (Windows) releases



Sep 30 – Gex: Enter the Gecko (Windows) releases in North America




Sep 30 – Fallout 2 (Windows, Mac) releases

Sep 30 – Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (Windows) releases

Sep 30 – Pokemon Red & Blue (GameBoy) release in North America

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Sep 30 – G-Darius (PS1) releases in North America and Europe

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Sep 30 – Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012 (PS1) releases in North America & Europe

Sep 30 – Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (Windows) releases in Europe & North America; developed by EA Seattle.


Oct – Caesar III (Windows) releases

Oct – Manga based on ‘Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back + Pikachu’s Vacation’ is published by Shogakukan in Japan.

Oct – Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (Game Boy Color) releases in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania (PAL region)

Oct – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six (Windows) releases in Europe

RedStormEntertainmentRedAntEnterprisesUbiSoft Oct 2 – Antz, A Night at the Roxbury, What Dreams May Come playing in USA cinemas

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Oct 2 – ‘Wishbone‘ series finale (1995-1998).

Oct 3 – ‘Mortal Kombat: Conquest‘ premiers on TNT.
Oct 6 – Matthew Shepard is murdered in Laramie, Wyoming.


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Oct 7 – ‘Charmed‘ premiers on The WB.

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Oct 9 – Holy Man playing in USA cinemas

Oct 9 – ‘Legacy‘ premiers on UPN.

Oct 9 – 1080° Snowboarding (N64) releases in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania (PAL region)



Oct 10 – Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS1) releases in North America

Oct 10 – ‘Brats of the Lost Nebula‘ premiers on Kids WB.
Oct 16 – Beloved, Bride of Chucky, Practical Magic playing in USA cinemas

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Oct 16 – ‘Trinity‘ premiers on NBC.

Oct 17 – Pipeline explodes in Jesse, Nigeria.


Oct 17 – ‘The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper‘ series finale (1996-1998).
Oct 19 – I Got the Hook Up playing in USA cinemas

Oct 20 – Xenogears (PS1) releases in North America

Oct 20 – ‘The FBI Files‘ premiers on Discovery Channel.


Oct 21 – Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (N64) releases in North America

Oct 21 – Game Boy Color launches in Japan


Oct 21 – Metal Gear Solid (PS1) releases in North America


Oct 23 – Apt Pupil, Life is Beautiful, Pleasantville, Soldier in cinemas

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Oct 23 – Spyro the Dragon (PS1) releases in Europe.


Oct 25 – ‘The Famous Jet Jackson‘ premiers on Disney Channel.
Oct 25 – ‘The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo‘ series finale.
Oct 26 – F-Zero X (N64) releases in North America


Oct 28 – Neo Geo Pocket launches in Japan
Oct 29 – Hurricane Mitch lands in Central America

Oct 29 – ‘The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror IX‘ airs on Fox.

Oct 29 – WKOW in Madison, Wisconson becomes one of the first High Definition channels.
Oct 30 – Grim Fandango (Windows) releases

Oct 30 – American History X, Vampires playing in USA cinemas

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Oct 31 – Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome (Windows) releases
Oct 31 – SiN (Windows, Linux, Mac) releases

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Oct 31 – Heretic 2 (Windows) releases
Oct 31 – Blood II: The Chosen (Windows) releases

Oct 31 – Apocalypse (PS1) releases in North America
Oct 31 – No One Can Stop Mr. Domino! (PS1) releases in North America

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Nov – Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus (Windows) releases

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Nov – Apocalypse (PS1) releases in Europe

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Nov 2 – ‘Reunited‘ premiers on UPN.
Nov 2 – ‘Becker‘ premiers on CBS.
Nov 2 – ‘Jay Jay the Jet Plane’ premiers on TLC.

Nov 4 – Belly playing in USA cinemas

Nov 5 – World Cup 98 (PS1) releases in Japan.

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Nov 6 – Gods and Monsters, The Siege, The Waterboy playing in USA cinemas

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Nov 6 – F-Zero X (N64) releases in Europe


Nov 8 – ‘A Little Curious‘ premiers on HBO.
Nov 10 – Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA (N64) releases in North America

Nov 11 – Resident Evil 2 (GameCom) releases


Nov 12 – Vigilante 8 (PS1) releases in Japan
Nov 13 – I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Meet Joe Black in cinemas