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January 2nd, 1998.

January 2nd, 1998, was a Friday. It was day 2 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 4 months and 3 days have passed since January 2nd, 1998.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Born on January 2nd, 1998.

People who were born on this exact date.

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Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1998.

  • United States: Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John
  • United Kingdom: Too Much - Spice Girls
Titanic

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Titanic" was at the top of the box office on January 2nd, 1998.

Take me back to January 2nd, 1998!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 2nd, 1998 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Too Much by Spice Girls is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Titanic is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage. A contrast with the darker "grunge" colors that were popular at the beginning of the 1990s. Women are wearing maxi skirts, bell bottoms, knee boots, crop tops, tube tops, slip dresses, maxi coats and platform shoes. Meanwhile, a lot of men have ditched their grunge and skater clothes in favor of sporting a more "dressy casual" look. Shorter hair on men is also becoming more popular. It's 1998, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Brandy, Monica, Aerosmith, R. Kelly, K-Ci & JoJo, Céline Dion, All Saints, Steps and Will Smith.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Rugrats", "The Nanny", "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Recess". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario 64", "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night", "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee" and "Grand Theft Auto". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Tales from the Cryptkeeper", "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Blue's Clues".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Sylvanian Families, the Nintendo 64, Bop It and the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 2nd, 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.

  • Titanic.

    James Cameron's movie "Titanic" was being played in movie theaters at the time. The movie went on to gross over $2.1 Billion.

  • Shakespeare in Love.

    "Shakespeare in Love" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998.

  • Who were the best football players in 1998?

    In 1998, the best soccer players were Zinedine Zidane, Davor Šuker, Ronaldo, Michael Owen, Rivaldo, Gabriel Batistuta, Lilian Thuram, Edgar Davids, Dennis Bergkamp, Marcel Desailly and Frank de Boer.

  • Jenny McCarthy.

    American model and television host Jenny McCarthy is listed as FHM's sexiest model in 1998.

  • 1998 in movies.

    Movies released in 1998 included Armageddon, Saving Private Ryan, Godzilla, There's Something About Mary, A Bug's Life, Deep Impact, Mulan, Dr. Dolittle, Shakespeare in Love, Lethal Weapon 4, Blade, American History X and The Waterboy.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1998?

    In 1998, the best NBA players were Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Gary Payton, Tim Duncan, Karl Malone, Grant Hill, Vin Baker, David Robinson, Tim Hardaway, Rod Strickland, Scottie Pippen, Glen Rice, Reggie Miller, Mitch Richmond and Dikembe Mutombo.

  • 1998 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1998 included Usher, Céline Dion, K-Ci & JoJo, Next, Shania Twain, Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Brandy, Monica, Sarah McLachlan, Jennifer Paige, Aerosmith, 98 Degrees, Deborah Cox, Britney Spears and All Saints.

  • Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On".

    "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion would go on to win a Grammy for 1998's Record of the Year.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 23 years, 4 months and 3 days have passed since January 2nd, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 2nd, 1998, will be 23 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1998 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 883699200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 2nd, 1998.

  • December 8th, 1997: Jenny Shipley becomes the first female Prime Minister of New Zealand after replacing Jim Bolger as the leader of the National Party.
  • December 12th, 1997: Scream 2 (1997) is released.
  • December 19th, 1997: The movie Titanic (1997) is released in movie theaters.
  • December 23rd, 1997: Brazilian striker Ronaldo wins the 1997 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 24th, 1997: Celine Dion releases her song "My Heart Will Go On".
  • December 25th, 1997: Jackie Brown (1997) is released.
  • December 26th, 1997: The movie "Spice World" is released.
  • December 27th, 1997: Prominent Ulster loyalist Billy Wright is killed by INLA inmates in the Maze prison in Northern Ireland.
  • December 31st, 1997: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett are married.
  • This date: January 2nd, 1998
  • January 5th, 1998: Former recording artist Sonny Bono dies from a skiing accident.
  • January 14th, 1998: $1.6 million in cash is stolen in a bank robbery at the Bank of America in the World Trade Center.
  • January 17th, 1998: The Lewinsky scandal is first mentioned by The Drudge Report.
  • January 21st, 1998: The game Resident Evil 2 is released.
  • January 22nd, 1998: Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty and is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • January 25th, 1998: Super Bowl XXXII: The Denver Broncos defeat the Green Bay Packers by 31-24 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
  • January 25th, 1998: David Beckham and Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) announce their engagement.
  • January 26th, 1998: US President Bill Clinton denies having "sexual relations" with Monica Lewinsky.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 2nd, 1998, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 2nd, 1998 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Ally McBeal - TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
  • Recess - Cartoon series about a group of six fourth-graders.
  • Stargate SG-1 - A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
  • Oz - TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
  • King of the Hill - Animated series about a family living in Texas.
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - TV show about a high school student with magical powers.
  • Clueless - TV show about a group of friends that live in the posh neighborhood of Beverly Hills.
  • Everybody Loves Raymond - TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
  • 7th Heaven - Family drama series.
  • Kenan & Kel - Nickelodeon TV show about two friends called Kenan and Kel.

Kid's TV shows on January 2nd, 1998.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1998.

  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • Teen Angel
  • City Guys
  • Recess
  • USA High
  • The Angry Beavers
  • Smart Guy
  • Pokemon
  • Teletubbies
  • Daria
  • Hey Arnold!
  • Arthur
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Blue's Clues
  • 7th Heaven
  • Kenan & Kel
  • Moesha
  • Goosebumps
  • Hang Time
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • In the House
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • The Secret World of Alex Mack
  • Friends
  • All That
  • Sister, Sister
  • Weird Science
  • The Nanny
  • Tales from the Cryptkeeper
  • Animaniacs
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Home Improvement
  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 1998.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1998.

  • Spice Girls dolls
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • The Nintendo 64
  • The Tamagotchi
  • The PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Age of Empires - History-based RTS game by Ensemble Studios.
  • Grand Theft Auto - The first installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. Published by BMG Interactive.
  • Fallout - Open world role-playing game.
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - Platform video game that was published for the PlayStation.
  • GoldenEye 007 - A first person shooter game that was set in the James Bond universe. Released on the Nintendo 64.
  • Theme Hospital - Hospital strategy game that was developed by Bullfrog Productions. Released on the PC and PlayStation.
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Release by Konami in 1997.
  • Super Mario 64 - Platform game for the Nintendo 64.

1998 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1998.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 2nd of January.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of January.

  • Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)

Weather on January 2nd, 1998.

Historical weather information for January 2nd, 1998.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.7 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 40.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 4.5 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.28 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 10.92cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 2nd, 1998.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1998.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 2nd, 1998 was most likely conceived around the 25th of March, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 2nd, 1998 is close to the 12th of October, 1998.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 2nd, 1998.

  • A total of 8,525 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,217 weeks have passed.
  • 736,556,400 seconds have passed since the January 2nd, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 859,315,800 times.
  • Since January 2nd, 1998, the earth has travelled approximately 380,063,102,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 122,759,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 63,343,850 steps. That's about 28,153 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,838,677 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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