September 1998 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.
  • Sep 2 The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide
  • Sep 4 Google is formally incorporated by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Sep 11 Opening ceremony for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia is the first Asian country to host the games.
  • Sep 14 Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
  • Sep 15 With the landmark merger of WorldCom and MCI Communications completed the day prior, the new MCI WorldCom opens its doors for business.
  • Sep 15 is registered as a domain name
  • Sep 18 Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is formed.
  • Sep 19 23rd Toronto International Film Festival: "Life Is Beautiful" directed by Roberto Benigni wins the People's Choice Award

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (b. 1930)
  • Sep 2 Allen Drury, American author (b. 1918)
  • Sep 4 Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
  • Sep 5 Verner Panton, Danish designer (b. 1926)
  • Sep 7 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 13 George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, dies of septic shock at 79

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Sep 17 Ted Binion, Las Vegas casino heir (b. 1943)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 29 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), dies at 80

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • Sep 29 Jared High, victim of bullying and suicide (b. 1985)