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February 12, 1998

February 12, 1998, was a Thursday. It was the 43rd day of 1998. The decade was the nineties.

26 years and 17 days have passed since February 12, 1998.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on February 12, 1998?

  • Soccer: Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit is sacked.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 12, 1998:

  • United States: "Nice And Slow" by Usher
  • United Kingdom: "Doctor Jones" by Aqua

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 12, 1998

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Together Again - Janet
  • Nice & Slow - Usher
  • How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
  • Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
  • Been Around The World - Puff Daddy & The Family (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase)
Play the top songs from 1998
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1998. Take a trip back to the days of Cher, Celine Dion, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Robbie Williams and Faithless.
Titanic

Top movie at the box office

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

Facts

This date was 9,514 days ago. Approximately 317 months have passed. It was the 43rd day of 1998, in week 07. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 26 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 106 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to February 12, 1998

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Thursday, February 12, 1998. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

In America, the song "Nice And Slow" by Usher is at the top of the singles charts, while "Doctor Jones" by Aqua is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Titanic is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

A new form of communication called "text messaging" is starting to become more widespread. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage—a big change from the darker "grunge" colors of the early 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 a "dress casual" look. They are also beginning to cut their hair shorter.

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. The Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal is receiving ongoing media attention. In Ireland, 19-year-old Fiona Sinnott has gone missing in Broadway, Co. Wexford.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Rob Pilatus, Frank Sinatra, Phil Hartman, and Michelle Thomas would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Seinfeld", "Party of Five", and "Ally McBeal". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tekken 3", "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night", "Grand Theft Auto", and "Resident Evil 2".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Home Improvement", "Hang Time", and "Men in Black: The Series". Popular toys at the moment include Screwball Scramble, Polly Pocket, the PlayStation (PS1), and the Nintendo 64.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 12, 1998.

  • Chelsea sack Ruud Gullit.

    Chelsea sack Ruud Gullit

    Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit was sacked on February 12th, 1998, due to a disagreement with the club's board over compensation.
  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction.

    Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

    Actor Jonathan Frakes took over as the presenter on the TV series "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction" in January 1998.
  • The Lewinsky Scandal.

    The Lewinsky Scandal

    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 admitted that he had an improper physical relationship with Lewinsky.
  • Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"

    Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"

    "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion went on to win a Grammy for 1998's Record of the Year.
  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out

    Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message in question was a memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
  • 1998 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players 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.
  • Bill Clinton & Ken Starr.

    Bill Clinton & Ken Starr

    US President Bill Clinton and Ken Starr, the lawyer who published the Starr Report, were both named Time Person of the Year in 1998.
  • 1998 in movies.

    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.
  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • Jenny McCarthy.

    Jenny McCarthy

    American model and television host Jenny McCarthy was listed as FHM's sexiest model in 1998.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • Shakespeare in Love.

    Shakespeare in Love

    "Shakespeare in Love" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
  • Ask Jeeves.

    Ask Jeeves

    Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    Late 1990s Fashion

    Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts, and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more prominent. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread among young men as brands such as "Old Navy" and "Abercrombie & Fitch" became more and more popular. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colors.
  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
  • The Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    Although the Internet existed, it was still something of a novelty in the late 1990s. Many people had to visit their local library just to "surf the web". Social media wasn't a thing yet, and most sites consisted of gaudy, static web pages.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 12, 1998.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 12, 1998.

  • January 14, 1998: $1.6 million in cash is stolen in a bank robbery at the Bank of America in the World Trade Center.
  • January 17, 1998: The Lewinsky scandal is first mentioned by The Drudge Report.
  • January 21, 1998: The game Resident Evil 2 is released.
  • January 22, 1998: Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty and is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • January 25, 1998:
    • Super Bowl XXXII: The Denver Broncos defeat the Green Bay Packers by 31-24 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.
    • David Beckham and Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) announce their engagement.
  • January 26, 1998: US President Bill Clinton denies having "sexual relations" with Monica Lewinsky.
  • February 3, 1998: Rapper "Fat Pat" is shot dead in Houston, Texas.
  • February 5, 1998: Slaughter guitarist Tim Kelly dies in a car accident.
  • February 8, 1998: Irish crime: 19-year-old Fiona Sinnott goes missing in Broadway, Co. Wexford.
  • This date: February 12, 1998
  • February 13, 1998: The Wedding Singer (1998) is released in cinemas.
  • February 17, 1998: Destiny's Child release their debut album.
  • February 23, 1998: The "1998 Kissimmee tornado outbreak" in Florida kills 42 people.
  • February 25, 1998: Tommy Lee is arrested for assaulting his wife Pamela Anderson.
  • February 26, 1998: Tenchu: Stealth Assassins is released for the PlayStation.
  • February 28, 1998:
    • Dermot Morgan, who portrayed Father Ted Crilly, dies from a heart attack.
    • The Kosovo War begins.
  • March 2, 1998: Suzanne Lyall (19) goes missing in Albany, New York.
  • March 4, 1998: Rui Pedro Teixeira Mendonça (11) goes missing while riding his bike in Lousada, Portugal.
  • March 6, 1998: The Big Lebowski (1998) is released.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 12, 1998, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 12, 1998 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on February 12, 1998

TV audiences were watching the following shows on February 12, 1998:

TV shows from February 1998.

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
Oz
Oz
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
JAG
JAG
Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
Father Ted
Father Ted
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Friends
Friends
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
ER
ER
Party of Five
Party of Five
Ellen
Ellen
Babylon 5
Babylon 5
The Nanny
The Nanny
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Frasier
Frasier
The X-Files
The X-Files
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Cars in 1998

1998 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Escalade, the Volkswagen New Beetle, the Ford Cougar, the Ford Focus, the Clio Renault Sport, and the Fiat Multipla.

Cars in 1998.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on February 12, 1998

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1998:

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
Men in Black: The Series

Mummies Alive!
Mummies Alive!
Recess
Recess
City Guys
City Guys
USA High
USA High
Cow And Chicken
Cow And Chicken
The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers
Smart Guy
Smart Guy
Pokemon
Pokemon
Teletubbies
Teletubbies
Daria
Daria
KaBlam!
KaBlam!
Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!
Arthur
Arthur
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Clueless
Clueless
Blue's Clues
Blue's Clues
Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
Moesha
Moesha
Little Bear
Little Bear
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
Hang Time
Hang Time
Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain
In the House
In the House
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
Friends
Friends
All That
All That
Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister
Weird Science
Weird Science
The Nanny
The Nanny
Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Animaniacs
Animaniacs
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Doug
Doug
Rugrats
Rugrats
Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210
Art Attack
Art Attack
Round the Twist
Round the Twist
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1998

Toys and games that were popular in 1998:

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Bop It
Bop It
Car City Carpet
Car City Carpet
The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64
The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi
The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Dear Diary
Dear Diary
Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)
Fear Street books
Fear Street books
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates
Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket
Jenga
Jenga
Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 1998.

Resident Evil 2 1998
Resident Evil 2
Diddy Kong Racing 1997
Diddy Kong Racing
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 1997
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Age of Empires 1997
Age of Empires
Grand Theft Auto 1997
Grand Theft Auto
Fallout 1997
Fallout
PaRappa the Rapper 1997
PaRappa the Rapper
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 1997
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
GoldenEye 007 1997
GoldenEye 007
Porsche Challenge 1997
Porsche Challenge
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 1997
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Star Fox 64 1997
Star Fox 64
Harvest Moon 1997
Harvest Moon
War Gods 1997
War Gods
Theme Hospital 1997
Theme Hospital
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 1997
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Tekken 3 1997
Tekken 3
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 1997
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Final Fantasy VII 1997
Final Fantasy VII
Super Mario 64 1996
Super Mario 64

Were you born on February 12, 1998?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1998.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 12, 2004, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 12.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

US President Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Scientist Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Actress
Born on February 12, 1980
She turned 18 on this day in 1998.

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Rapper
Born on February 12, 1980
He turned 18 on this day in 1998.

Mike Posner

Mike Posner

Singer
Born on February 12, 1988
He turned 10 on this day in 1998.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on February 12, 1998.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 12, 1998 was most likely conceived around May 22, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 12, 1998 is close to November 5, 1998.

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Stats for February 12, 1998

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 12, 1998:

  • 9,514 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,359 weeks have passed.
  • 822,009,600 seconds have passed since February 12, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 959,011,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 424,156,953,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 137,001,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 70,692,826 steps. That's roughly 31,419 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,864,115 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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