Updated March 17, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Highlights of key events of the year, organized month by month, in three categories for easy reference. For the year's major Supreme Court decisions, see Major Decisions of the U. S. Supreme Court: 1997–1998 Term. Countries of the World covers specific international events, country by country. See People in the News: 1998 for more people in the news and Deaths: 1998 for obituaries.
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