Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: The 12th of August, 1998 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
Age: Anyone born on the 12th of August, 1998, will be 19 years of age.
American Format: 08-12-1998 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1998-08-12. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19980812" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 902876400.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of August, 1998:
United States: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
United Kingdom: No Matter What - Boyzone
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Mask of Zorro" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 12th of August, 1998.
Late 1990s Fashion
Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more common. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread amongst young men, as brands such as Old Navy and Abercrombie & Fitch became more and more favoured. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colours.
American model and television host Jenny McCarthy is listed as FHM's sexiest model in 1998.
Bill Clinton & Ken Starr
US President Bill Clinton and Ken Starr, the lawyer who published the Starr Report, are both named as the Time Person of the Year in 1998.
In January of 1998, news of the Lewinsky Scandal began to break. Bill Clinton, who was the US President at the time, was accused of engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a White House intern. In August of 1998, Clinton admits that he had an improper physical relationship with the intern.
A musical subgenre called "Nu metal" is beginning to rise in popularity. Popular bands such as Korn are pioneering the new sound. In August of 1998, Korn release their album "Follow the Leader", which peaks at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Weather information for the 12th of August, 1998:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.5 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 68.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 12th of August, 1998.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 12th of August, 1998. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 12th of August, 1998. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of August, 1998.
7,137 days have passed since this date.
616,640,400 seconds have passed since the 12th of August, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 719,413,800 times.
Since the 12th of August, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 318,186,446,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 102,773,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 53,031,074 steps. That's about 23,569 miles!
Since this date, 7,399,685 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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