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April 17th, 1998.

April 17th, 1998, was a Friday. It was day 107 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 1 months and 29 days have passed since April 17th, 1998.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 17th, 1998.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "City of Angels" was at the top of the box office on April 17th, 1998.

Take me back to April 17th, 1998!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 17th, 1998 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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 on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, It's Like That by Run DMC & Jason Nevins is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie City of Angels is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. Meanwhile, in technology news, 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Babylon 5", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "Recess" and "Ally McBeal". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fallout", "Grand Theft Auto", "Resident Evil 2" and "1080° Snowboarding". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Goosebumps", "Moesha", "City Guys" and "Bear in the Big Blue House".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Polly Pocket, the Tamagotchi, the Nintendo 64 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 April 17th, 1998.

  • The Good Friday Agreement is signed.

    The Good Friday Agreement is signed.

    In April of 1998, a historic peace deal was reached in Northern Ireland.

  • 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 homosexuality becoming public.

  • 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.

    At the end of March, 1998, a new game called "Grand Theft Auto" was released.

  • 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 naughties, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 23 years, 1 months and 29 days have passed since April 17th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 17th, 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 892767600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 17th, 1998.

  • March 25th, 1998: Model Jill Ann Weatherwax is found stabbed to death in Fresno, California.
  • March 27th, 1998: The game "Grand Theft Auto" is released.
  • March 29th, 1998: WrestleMania XIV: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeats Shawn Michaels at the FleetCenter in Boston.
  • March 31st, 1998: The sci-fi strategy game "StarCraft" is released for Microsoft Windows.
  • March 31st, 1998: The soccer game "World Cup 98" is released for the PlayStation.
  • March 31st, 1998: The video game "Theme Hospital" is released for the Sony PlayStation in North America.
  • April 3rd, 1998: German singer Rob Pilatus dies from an overdose.
  • April 7th, 1998: George Michael is arrested for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public restroom in Beverly Hills, California.
  • April 7th, 1998: Rock band Goo Goo Dolls release their single "Iris".
  • April 10th, 1998: Good Friday Agreement: A historic peace deal is reached in Northern Ireland after nearly two years of talks.
  • April 15th, 1998: Former Cambodian dictator and Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot dies.
  • This date: April 17th, 1998
  • April 26th, 1998: Wresting: "Unforgiven: In Your House" - The Undertaker defeats Kane in an Inferno Match and Dude Love beats Stone Cold Steve Austin.
  • May 1st, 1998: The last episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • May 2nd, 1998: English footballer Justin Fashanu commits suicide.
  • May 4th, 1998: Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski is given four life sentences plus 30 years.
  • May 6th, 1998: Apple's first iMac computer is unveiled to the public by Steve Jobs.
  • May 8th, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • May 10th, 1998: German soccer player Jürgen Klinsmann plays his last ever game.
  • May 10th, 1998: Sinn Fein votes to accept the Good Friday peace agreement.
  • May 12th, 1998: DMX releases his debut album "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot".
  • May 13th, 1998: Football: Chelsea win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final after a goal from Gianfranco Zola helps them defeat VfB Stuttgart 1-0.
  • May 13th, 1998: Spice Girls singer "Mel B" becomes engaged to Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar.
  • May 14th, 1998: Frank Sinatra dies from a heart attack at the age of 82.
  • May 14th, 1998: The final episode of "Seinfeld" is aired.
  • May 16th, 1998: FA Cup Final 1998: Goals from Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 17th, 1998, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 17th, 1998 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

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.

  • Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place - TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.
  • CatDog - Animated show about conjoined siblings - a cat and a dog.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on April 17th, 1998.

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

  • CatDog
  • 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
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • StarCraft - RTS game.
  • World Cup 98 - Soccer game developed by EA Sports.
  • 1080° Snowboarding - Snowboard racing game.
  • Tenchu: Stealth Assassins - Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation.
  • Resident Evil 2 - The second game in the series. Starring Leon and Claire as they traverse the Zombie-filled streets of Raccoon City.
  • 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.
  • 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 April 17th, 2004 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 17th of April.

Weather on April 17th, 1998.

Historical weather information for April 17th, 1998.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.1 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 49.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.56 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 23.11cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 17th, 1998.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 17th, 1998.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 17th, 1998 was most likely conceived around the 8th of July, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 17th, 1998 is close to the 25th of January, 1999.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 17th, 1998.

  • A total of 8,461 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,208 weeks have passed.
  • 731,030,400 seconds have passed since the April 17th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 852,868,800 times.
  • Since April 17th, 1998, the earth has travelled approximately 377,211,686,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 121,838,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 62,868,614 steps. That's about 27,942 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,772,365 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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