January 15th, 1998

January 15th, 1998, fell on a Thursday. It was day 15 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 3 months and 6 days have passed since January 15th, 1998.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 15th, 1998:

  • United States: Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
  • United Kingdom: Never Ever - All Saints

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Titanic" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 15th, 1998 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned.

In America, the song Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Never Ever by All Saints 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", "Ellen", "Pinky and the Brain" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario 64", "Theme Hospital", "GoldenEye 007" and "Fallout". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Friends", "Pinky and the Brain", "Kenan & Kel" and "Pokemon".

Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "PlayStation (PS1)", "Nintendo 64" and "The Pokémon Trading Card Game".


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 January 15th, 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.

  • 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, 3 months and 6 days have passed since January 15th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 15th, 1998, will be 23 years of age.
  • People born in 1998 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 884822400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 15th, 1998:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 15th, 1998, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 15th, 1998 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1998 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1998 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1998:

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

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 15th of January:


Weather

Weather information for January 15th, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.2 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 21.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -5.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on January 15th, 1998?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 15th, 1998?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 15th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 7th of April, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 15th, 1998 is the 25th of October, 1998. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 15th, 1998.

  • 8,498 days have passed since this date.
  • 734,223,600 seconds have passed since the January 15th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 856,594,200 times.
  • Since January 15th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 378,859,377,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 122,370,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 63,143,230 steps. That's about 28,064 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,810,683 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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