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February 18th, 1998.

February 18th, 1998, was a Wednesday. It was day 49 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 8 months and 3 days have passed since February 18th, 1998.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 18th, 1998.

  • United States: Nice And Slow - Usher
  • United Kingdom: My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Play the top hits 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 February 18th, 1998.

Take me back to February 18th, 1998!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 18th, 1998 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day of 1998 has just passed.

In America, the song Nice And Slow by Usher is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion 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. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to grow in popularity. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. Meanwhile, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and the portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales.

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. 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 Big L would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Home Improvement", "The X-Files" and "Pinky and the Brain".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario 64", "War Gods", "Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire" and "Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "In the House", "Pinky and the Brain", "Kenan & Kel" and "Teen Angel". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Polly Pocket, Lego Pirates, the Tamagotchi and the Nintendo 64.

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 February 18th, 1998.

  • The Wedding Singer.

    The Wedding Singer.

    During this time, the romantic comedy film "The Wedding Singer" was playing in movie theaters.

  • Chelsea sack Ruud Gullit.

    Chelsea sack Ruud Gullit.

    On February 12th, 1998, Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit was sacked by the club.

  • 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.

    At the end of the 1990s, pagers started to die out. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices 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, are both named as the 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.

    During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.

  • Jenny McCarthy.

    Jenny McCarthy.

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

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Shakespeare in Love.

    Shakespeare in Love.

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

  • CD folders.

    CD folders.

    During the late 1990s and early noughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.

  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    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.

  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64.

    During this period, the Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included the likes of Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007 and Yoshi's Story.

  • The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.

  • CDs become the dominant music format.

    CDs become the dominant music format.

    From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.

  • VCRs are a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were 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.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 23 years, 8 months and 3 days have passed since February 18th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 18th, 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 887760000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 18th, 1998.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 18th, 1998, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Aquarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 18th, 1998 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

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.

TV shows from February, 1998.

  • Dawson's Creek - American teen drama.
  • 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.
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun - Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
  • JAG - TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
  • Pinky and the Brain - Animated series about a pair of genetically enhanced laboratory mice.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess - TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
  • Father Ted - Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - TV series.
  • Star Trek: Voyager - Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.

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.

Kid's TV shows on February 18th, 1998.

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

  • Dawson's Creek
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lego Pirates
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Resident Evil 2 1998

    Resident Evil 2
    The second game in the series. Starring Leon and Claire as they traverse the Zombie-filled streets of Raccoon City.

  • Diddy Kong Racing 1997

    Diddy Kong Racing
    Racing game that was released for the Nintendo 64.

  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 1997

    Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
    Developed by Naughty Dog for the Sony PlayStation.

  • Age of Empires 1997

    Age of Empires
    History-based RTS game by Ensemble Studios.

  • Grand Theft Auto 1997

    Grand Theft Auto
    The first installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. Published by BMG Interactive.

  • Fallout 1997

    Fallout
    Open world role-playing game.

  • PaRappa the Rapper 1997

    PaRappa the Rapper
    Rhythm game developed for the Sony PlayStation.

  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 1997

    Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
    Platform video game that was published for the PlayStation.

  • GoldenEye 007 1997

    GoldenEye 007
    A first person shooter game that was set in the James Bond universe. Released on the Nintendo 64.

  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 1997

    Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
    Published by LucasArts for the Nintendo 64.

  • Star Fox 64 1997

    Star Fox 64
    Rail shooter that was released for the Nintendo 64.

  • War Gods 1997

    War Gods
    Fighting video game that was released on several consoles.

  • Theme Hospital 1997

    Theme Hospital
    Hospital strategy game that was developed by Bullfrog Productions. Released on the PC and PlayStation.

  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 1997

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Release by Konami in 1997.

  • Tekken 3 1997

    Tekken 3
    Third entry in the fighting series "Tekken".

  • Final Fantasy VII 1997

    Final Fantasy VII
    Developed by Square for the Sony PlayStation.

  • Super Mario 64 1996

    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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out February 18th, 2004 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 18th.

Yoko Ono

John Lennon's widow.
Born on February 18th, 1933
She turned 65 on this day in 1998.

Gary Ridgway

American serial killer.
Born on February 18th, 1949
He turned 49 on this day in 1998.

John Travolta

Actor.
Born on February 18th, 1954
He turned 44 on this day in 1998.

Dr. Dre

Rapper.
Born on February 18th, 1965
He turned 33 on this day in 1998.

Gary Neville

Former soccer player.
Born on February 18th, 1975
He turned 23 on this day in 1998.

Scumbag Steve

Internet meme.
Born on February 18th, 1990
He turned 8 on this day in 1998.

J-Hope

BTS member.
Born on February 18th, 1994
He turned 4 on this day in 1998.

Weather on February 18th, 1998.

Historical weather information for February 18th, 1998.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.7 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 38.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.56 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 19.56cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on February 18th, 1998.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 18th, 1998.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 18th, 1998 was most likely conceived around the 11th of May, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 18th, 1998 is close to the 28th of November, 1998.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 18th, 1998.

  • A total of 8,647 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,235 weeks have passed.
  • 747,097,200 seconds have passed since the February 18th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 871,613,400 times.
  • Since February 18th, 1998, the earth has travelled approximately 385,502,155,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 124,516,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 64,250,359 steps. That's about 28,556 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,965,166 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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