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This is a list of notable events, premieres, releases, series cancellations, endings and other business ventures for Nickelodeon in the year 1998.
- July 19 - Chalkzone
- September 4 - The Fairly OddParents (Oh Yeah! shorts)
- September 7 - Runaway Rocketboy!
- The Party (pilot)
- Original shows
- February 2 - Binyah Binyah (a 5 episode spin-off of Gullah Gullah Island)
- April 4 - CatDog
- June 28 - The pilot for Bus No. 9 airs (the pilot is based on the "As Our School Bus Turns" shorts)
- July 19 - Oh Yeah! Cartoons
- August 3 - You're On!
- September 1
- Acquired shows (premieres)
- September 4 - Animorphs
- Acquired shows (reruns)
- The Brady Kids
- January 23 - You're on Nickelodeon, Charlie Brown
- February 2
- The Arsenio Hall Show
- Sanford and Son
- June 22 - The Little Twins
- July 6 - Laverne and Shirley
- September 6 - Alice
- October 12 - All in the Family (started airing regularly on January 3, 2000)
- December 13 - Renford Rejects (a Nickelodeon UK original, though it aired for only one day)
- March 1 - The Angry Beavers, season 2
- August 31 - Hey Arnold!, season 3
- September 4 - KaBlam!, season 3
- September 6 - The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, season 4
- October 10 - Kenan & Kel, season 3
- December 12 - All That, season 5
- January 15 - The Secret World of Alex Mack
- April 7 - Gullah Gullah Island
- October 25 - The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo
- December 28 - The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss
- February 2 - I Spy (last original airing was September 9, 1988)
- August 31- Nickel-O-Zone premieres
- November 20 - The Rugrats Movie
- April 5 - The Rugrats from Nickelodeon comic strip debuts in around 70 papers nationwide.
- Bark, Spike, Bark!
- Jungle Trek
- The Rugrats and The Zombies
- Space Invaders!
- Tommy Catches a Cold
- Where the Sharks Are
- June 1 - Are We Having Fun Yet?: Activities Inspired by Nickelodeon Magazine
- September 1 - The Turkey Who Came to Dinner
- October 1
- All That: Fresh out the Box
- Good Burger 2 Go
- Kenan and Kel: Aw, Here It Goes!
- The Rugrats Movie: The Rugrats Versus the Monkeys
- The Rugrats Movie: Tommy's New Playmate
- The Ultimate Rugrats Fan Book
- November 1 - Family and Food and Orange Soda
- The Making of the Rugrats Movie
- February 6 - Rugrats: A Live Adventure begins touring, starting in Wallingford, CT.
- January 5
- Rugrats: Diapered Duo
- Rugrats: Dr. Tommy Pickles
- January 13
- Hey Arnold!: Love Stinks
- Rocko's Modern Life: Modern Love
- February 17 - Good Burger
- April 7
- Gullah Gullah Island: Feelings
- Allegra's Window: Sing Along With Allegra And Lindi
- Little Bear: Parties And Picnics
- Rugrats: Mommy Mania
- June 9
- Blue's Clues: Arts & Crafts
- Blue's Clues: Story Time
- Rugrats: Angelica Knows Best
- July 28 - Hey Arnold!: Partners
- September 8
- Gullah Gullah Island: Christmas
- Little Bear: Good Night, Little Bear
Behind the scenes
- Nick Latino goes online.
- March - Nicktoon Studios opens in Burbank, California.
- June 1 - Citing competition and advertising problems, Nick shuts down its German service. (Rugrats would later resurface on Pro Sieben (and SAT1 in January 2000), while most other Nicktoons find a home on RTL in Germany, and SF2 in Switzerland.
- June 6 - The cable industry holds its second annual Tune In The Kids And Family week; on June 8th, 29 channels (including Nick), presents a multi-channel simulcast of Take a Moment, a variety special hosted by Melissa Joan Hart that stresses the reasons for the family to watch TV together.
- Summer - (Colossal) Pictures introduces a new theme of bumpers for Nickelodeon. Some include yarn-animated identification bumpers.
- August 10 - Nickelodeon becomes officially available in Brazil, though a Portuguese soundtrack was included on the Latin American version since it was launched in 1996.
- Fall - The Aquarius Theater in Hollywood (CA), is remodelled and renamed as "Nickelodeon on Sunset". This venue is the home of live-action Nick series taped in Hollywood, such as All That, The Amanda Show and Taina, as well as some concert specials produced for Nick.
- November 5 - Nickelodeon goes on the air in the Philippines.
- November 15 - Nickelodeon goes on the air in Japan, Malta, Russia (including the former Soviet republics) and Gabor Csupo's homeland, Hungary.
- January 28 - Ariel Winter
- March 22 - Paola Andino
- April 6 - Peyton List
- June 24 - Coy Stewart
- July 31 - Rico Rodriguez
- November 8 - John Trabbic
- December 2 - Amber Frank
- May 28 - Phil Hartman
Nickelodeon character debuts
- CatDog: CatDog, Winslow T. Oddfellow, The Greasers, Rancid Rabbit
- Oh Yeah! Cartoons: Rudy Tabootie, Snap, Reggie Bullnerd, Horace T. Wilter, Timmy Turner, Vicky, Cosmo, Wanda, Mr. and Mrs. Turner
- The Rugrats Movie: Dil Pickles
- The Wild Thornberrys: Eliza Thornberry, Darwin Thornberry, Donnie Thornberry, Debbie Thornberry, Nigel Thornberry, Marianne Thornberry, Lady Thornberry
- Runaway Rocketboy: Jimmy Neutron, Goddard, Carl Wheezer, Hugh Neutron, Judy Neutron, King Goobot
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