April 16, 1998

April 16, 1998, was a Thursday. It was 26 years, 1 month, and 2 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on April 16, 1998:

  • United States: "All My Life" by K-Ci & JoJo
  • United Kingdom: "It's Like That" by Run DMC & Jason Nevins

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 16, 1998

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • All My Life - K-Ci & JoJo
  • Let's Ride - Montell Jordan Feat. Master P & Silkk The Shocker
  • Frozen - Madonna
  • Too Close - Next
  • My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
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.
Lost in Space

Top movie

The movie "Lost in Space" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 9,529 days ago. Approximately 318 months have passed. It was the 106th day of 1998, in week 16. 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 April 16, 1998

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, April 16, 1998. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1998 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song "All My Life" by K-Ci & JoJo is at the top of the singles charts, while "It's Like That" by Run DMC & Jason Nevins is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Lost in Space 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Frank Sinatra, Phil Hartman, Michelle Thomas, and Big L would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "ER", "Touched by an Angel", "Friends", and "King of the Hill". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario 64", "Final Fantasy VII", "Grand Theft Auto", and "Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Bill Nye the Science Guy", "Weird Science", "Johnny Bravo", and "Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm".

Popular toys at the moment include the Sega Saturn, the PlayStation (PS1), the Nintendo 64, and Spice Girls dolls.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 16, 1998.

  • The Good Friday Agreement is signed.

    The Good Friday Agreement is signed

    A historic peace deal was reached in Northern Ireland in April 1998.
  • George Michael is arrested.

    George Michael is arrested

    Singer George Michael was arrested on April 7th, 1998, for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public restroom. The incident led to Michael's sexuality becoming public knowledge.
  • Theme Hospital.

    Theme Hospital

    It was around this time in 1998 that Bullfrog Productions released their business simulation game "Theme Hospital" for the Sony PlayStation. The game allowed users to take control of building and managing a hospital.
  • Grand Theft Auto.

    Grand Theft Auto

    A new video game called "Grand Theft Auto" was released in the United States in March 1998. The game was displayed from a top-down perspective.
  • 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

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 16, 1998.

  • March 24, 1998: Two students named Mitchell Johnson (11) and Andrew Golden (13) kill five people during a school shooting at Westside Middle School in Craighead County, Arkansas.
  • March 25, 1998: Model Jill Ann Weatherwax is found stabbed to death in Fresno, California.
  • March 27, 1998: The game "Grand Theft Auto" is released.
  • March 29, 1998: WrestleMania XIV: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeats Shawn Michaels at the FleetCenter in Boston.
  • March 31, 1998:
    • The sci-fi strategy game "StarCraft" is released for Microsoft Windows.
    • The soccer game "World Cup 98" is released for the PlayStation.
    • The video game "Theme Hospital" is released for the Sony PlayStation in North America.
  • April 3, 1998: German singer Rob Pilatus dies from an overdose.
  • April 4, 1998: The animated series "CatDog" premieres on Nickelodeon.
  • April 5, 1998: English drummer Cozy Powell dies in a car accident on the M4 motorway near Bristol, England.
  • April 7, 1998:
    • George Michael is arrested for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public restroom in Beverly Hills, California.
    • Rock band Goo Goo Dolls release their single "Iris".
  • April 10, 1998: Good Friday Agreement: A historic peace deal is reached in Northern Ireland after nearly two years of talks.
  • April 15, 1998: Former Cambodian dictator and Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot dies.
  • This date: April 16, 1998
  • April 26, 1998: Wresting: "Unforgiven: In Your House" - The Undertaker defeats Kane in an Inferno Match and Dude Love beats Stone Cold Steve Austin.
  • April 27, 1998: Massive Attack release their song "Teardrop".
  • May 1, 1998: The last episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • May 2, 1998: English footballer Justin Fashanu commits suicide.
  • May 4, 1998: Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski is given four life sentences plus 30 years.
  • May 6, 1998: Apple's first iMac computer is unveiled to the public by Steve Jobs.
  • May 8, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • May 10, 1998:
    • German soccer player J├╝rgen Klinsmann plays his last ever game.
    • Sinn Fein votes to accept the Good Friday peace agreement.
  • May 12, 1998: DMX releases his debut album "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot".
  • May 13, 1998:
    • Football: Chelsea win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final after a goal from Gianfranco Zola helps them defeat VfB Stuttgart 1-0.
    • Spice Girls singer "Mel B" becomes engaged to Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar.
  • May 14, 1998:
    • Frank Sinatra dies from a heart attack at the age of 82.
    • The final episode of "Seinfeld" is aired.
    • The first episode of the "claymated" series Celebrity Deathmatch is aired on MTV.
  • May 16, 1998: FA Cup Final 1998: Goals from Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 16, 1998, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: April 16, 1998 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on April 16, 1998

TV audiences were watching the following shows on April 16, 1998:

TV shows from April 1998.

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
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

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 April 16, 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
Teen Angel
Teen Angel
Mummies Alive!
Mummies Alive!
City Guys
City Guys
USA High
USA High
Cow And Chicken
Cow And Chicken

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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 1998.

StarCraft 1998
World Cup 98 1998
World Cup 98
1080° Snowboarding 1998
1080° Snowboarding
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins 1998
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
Resident Evil 2 1998
Resident Evil 2
Diddy Kong Racing 1997
Diddy Kong Racing
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 1997
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98
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
PaRappa the Rapper 1997
PaRappa the Rapper

Were you born on April 16, 1998?

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

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If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out April 16, 2004, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 16.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Actor Deceased
Born on April 16, 1889
He was not alive on this date.

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Deceased
Born on April 16, 1927
He turned 71 on this day in 1998.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Basketball player
Born on April 16, 1947
He turned 51 on this day in 1998.

Jon Cryer

Jon Cryer

Born on April 16, 1965
He turned 33 on this day in 1998.

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence

Born on April 16, 1965
He turned 33 on this day in 1998.



Latin singer Deceased
Born on April 16, 1971
She was not alive on this date.



Born on April 16, 1973
He turned 25 on this day in 1998.

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper

Rap star
Born on April 16, 1993
He turned 5 on this day in 1998.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy

Born on April 16, 1996
She turned 2 on this day in 1998.

Sadie Sink

Sadie Sink

Born on April 16, 2002
She was born exactly 4 years after this date.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 16, 1998.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 16, 1998 was most likely conceived around July 24, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 16, 1998 is close to January 7, 1999.

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Stats for April 16, 1998


Here are some interesting statistics about April 16, 1998:

  • 9,529 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,361 weeks have passed.
  • 823,305,600 seconds have passed since April 16, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 960,523,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 424,825,689,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 137,217,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 70,804,282 steps. That's roughly 31,469 miles.
  • 9,879,667 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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