The Year I Was Born

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The Year I Was Born

The Oscar for best foreign movie that year went to Life Is Beautiful. The top actor was Roberto Benigni for his role as Guido Orefice in this movie.

The academy award for best movie went to Shakespeare in Love. The top actress was Gwyneth Paltrow for her role as Viola De Lesseps in this movie.

1998-The Year I Was Born

Armageddon was the top selling movie of the year!

Gwyneth Paltrow

The United States Senate passes Resolution 71, urging U.S. President Bill Clinton to "take all necessary and appropriate actions to respond to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." The first XML specification is released. Two white separatists are arrested in Nevada, accused of plotting biological warfare on New York City subways.

The number one US bestseller of the time was The Street Lawyer by John Grisham.

A 66-day blackout begins in Auckland, New Zealand. Data sent from the Galileo probe indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice. In Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, the Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.

NASA announces the choice of United States Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins as commander of a future Space Shuttle Columbia mission to launch an X-ray telescope, making Collins the first woman to command a space shuttle mission. The video game of the day was Metal Gear Solid.

In 1998... Smoking is banned in all California bars and restaurants. Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence. Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning. Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty, and accepts a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

Roberto Benigni




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