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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)
- 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)
- December 27: Green Acres (first run ended on October 31, 1992; second run started June 6, 1994)
- 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
- 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 (voice actress on The Penguins of Madagascar)
- March 22: Paola Andino (actress on Every Witch Way)
- April 6: Peyton List (celebrity judge on Unleashed)
- June 24: Coy Stewart (actor on Bella and the Bulldogs)
- July 31: Rico Rodriguez (actor on iCarly)
- November 8: John Trabbic (animator, storyboard artist, director and writer on Pig Goat Banana Cricket, SpongeBob SquarePants and Middlemost Post)
- December 2: Amber Frank (actor on The Haunted Hathaways)
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