Historical Events in July 1998

  • Jul 2 "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" the 2nd book in the series is published by Bloomsbury in the UK

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 105th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Jana Novotná beats Nathalie Tauziat (6-4 7-6)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • Jul 5 112th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats G Ivanišević (6-7 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-2)
  • Jul 6 Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.
  • Jul 7 69th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-8 at Coors Field, Denver
  • Jul 10 Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by former priest Rudolph Kos.
  • Jul 12 FIFA World Cup: France beats Brazil 3-0 for football's 16th World Cup in Saint-Denis (France's 1st title)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Pres. Nelson Mandela accompanies Queen Elizabeth II on a coach drive through the streets of London

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jul 14 Violence erupts in Richmond, South Africa, reflecting underlying political tensions between supporters of the ANC and Inkatha Freedom Party

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II & family, 80 years after they died

  • Jul 19 127th British Golf Open: Mark O'Meara shoots a 280 at Royal Birkdale
  • Jul 20 Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban.
  • Jul 24 Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
  • Jul 26 19th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Hale Irwin