April 26th, 1998

April 26th, 1998, fell on a Sunday. It was day 116 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 2 months and 6 days have passed since April 26th, 1998.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 26th, 1998:

  • United States: Too Close - Next
  • United Kingdom: It's Like That - Run DMC & Jason Nevins

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is April 26th, 1998 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 1998 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Too Close by Next 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 Big Hit is at the top of the Box Office.

The Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal is receiving widespread media attention. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Seinfeld", "Friends" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fallout", "Grand Theft Auto", "Resident Evil 2" and "StarCraft".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Rugrats", "Blue's Clues", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Dawson's Creek". Popular toys include the likes of "Sylvanian Families", "Super Soaker (water gun)", "Tamagotchi" and "Bop It".


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 April 26th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 admits that he had an improper physical relationship with the intern.

  • George Michael's Arrest

    Singer George Michael is arrested on the 7th of April, 1998, for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public restroom. The incident led to Michael's homosexuality becoming public.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 22 years, 2 months and 6 days have passed since April 26th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 26th, 1998, will be 22 years of age.
  • People born in 1998 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 893545200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 26th, 1998:

  • March 29th, 1998: WrestleMania XIV: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeats Shawn Michaels at the FleetCenter in Boston.
  • March 31st, 1998: StarCraft is released.
  • 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 15th, 1998: Former Cambodian dictator and Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot dies.
  • May 1st, 1998: The last episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • May 2nd, 1998: English footballer Justin Fashanu commits suicide.
  • May 8th, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • 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 14th, 1998: Frank Sinatra dies from a heart attack at the age of 82.
  • May 14th, 1998: The final episode of "Seinfield" 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.
  • May 20th, 1998: Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Juventus 1-0.
  • May 20th, 1998: Actor Charlie Sheen suffers a stroke after overdosing on cocaine.
  • May 22nd, 1998: The Good Friday Agreement is endorsed by referendums in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • May 25th, 1998: The single "C'est la Vie" is released by Irish girl group B*Witched.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 26th, 1998, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 26th, 1998 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • 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.

1998 - Kid's TV

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


1998 - Toys & Games

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

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 26th, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.1 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 45.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.28 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 26th, 1998.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 26th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 17th of July, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 26th, 1998 is the 3rd of February, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • StarCraft - RTS game.
  • 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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on April 26th, 1998.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 26th, 1998.

  • 8,103 days have passed since this date.
  • 700,099,200 seconds have passed since the April 26th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 816,782,400 times.
  • Since April 26th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 361,251,187,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 116,683,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,208,531 steps. That's about 26,759 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,401,190 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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