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  • Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 7, 1998

    Kobe Bryant

    The youngest NBA All-Star starter in NBA history

    Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Jul 7, 1998

    In Bryant's second season, he received more playing time and began to show more of his abilities as a talented young guard. As a result, Bryant's point averages more than doubled, from 7.6 to 15.4 points per game. Bryant would see an increase in minutes when the Lakers "played small", which would feature Bryant playing small forward alongside the guards he would usually back up. Bryant was the runner-up for the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award, and through fan voting, he also became the youngest NBA All-Star starter in NBA history. He was joined by teammates O'Neal, Van Exel, and Jones, making it the first time since 1983 that four players on the same team were selected to play in the same All-Star Game. Bryant's 15.4 points per game were the highest of any non-starter in the season.




  • France
    Friday Jul 10, 1998

    FIFA World Cup

    A 32 teams World Cup

    France
    Friday Jul 10, 1998

    The 1998 World Cup was held in France, and had an expanded format featuring 32 teams.




  • Saint-Denis, France
    Sunday Jul 12, 1998

    Zinedine Zidane

    World Cup 1998

    Saint-Denis, France
    Sunday Jul 12, 1998

    The 1998 FIFA World Cup Final was a football match that was played on 12 July 1998 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis to determine the winner of the 1998 FIFA World Cup.




  • Kosovo
    Friday Jul 17, 1998

    Kosovo War

    Villages were captured

    Kosovo
    Friday Jul 17, 1998

    The tide turned in mid-July when the KLA captured Orahovac. On 17 July 1998, two nearby villages, Retimlije and Opteruša, were also captured, while less systematic events took place in the larger Serb-populated village of Velika Hoča.




  • South Africa
    Saturday Jul 18, 1998

    Nelson Mandela

    3rd Marriage

    South Africa
    Saturday Jul 18, 1998

    Mandela's relationship with Machel had intensified; in February 1998, he publicly stated that he was "in love with a remarkable lady", and under pressure from Tutu, who urged him to set an example for young people, he organised a wedding for his 80th birthday, in July that year.The following day, he held a grand party with many foreign dignitaries.




  • Fresno, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 26, 1998

    Dwayne Johnson

    Fully Loaded: In Your House

    Fresno, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 26, 1998

    The Rock resumed his feud with Triple H, as the two had a two out of three falls match at Fully Loaded: In Your House for the Intercontinental title, which The Rock retained in controversial fashion.




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