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June 3rd, 1998.

June 3rd, 1998, was a Wednesday. It was day 154 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years and 9 days have passed since June 3rd, 1998.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on June 3rd, 1998?

  • 101 people are killed when a high-speed train derails in Germany.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 3rd, 1998.

  • United States: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • United Kingdom: C'est La Vie - B*Witched
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 "Godzilla" was at the top of the box office on June 3rd, 1998.

Take me back to June 3rd, 1998!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 3rd, 1998 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song The Boy Is Mine by Brandy & Monica is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, C'est La Vie by B*Witched is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Godzilla 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 "Boy Meets World", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Friends" and "CatDog".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee", "Fallout", "Resident Evil 2" and "World Cup 98". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dexter's Laboratory", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Smart Guy" and "City Guys". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Super Soaker (water gun), Littlest Pet Shop, the PlayStation (PS1) and Spice Girls dolls.

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 June 3rd, 1998.

  • Geri Halliwell leaves the Spice Girls.

    Geri Halliwell leaves the Spice Girls.

    On May 31st, 1998, Geri Halliwell shocked Spice Girls fans by announcing that she would be leaving the group.

  • 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.

  • 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 format.

    CDs become the dominant 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 and 9 days have passed since June 3rd, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 3rd, 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 896828400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 3rd, 1998.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May 28th, 1998: Actor Phil Hartman is shot and killed by his wife. Hartman had voiced The Simpsons characters such as Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure.
  • May 29th, 1998: Orlando Anderson (the prime suspect behind rapper Tupac Shakur's murder) is killed following a gang-related shootout.
  • May 31st, 1998: Geri Halliwell announces that she is leaving the Spice Girls.
  • This date: June 3rd, 1998
  • June 5th, 1998: The film The Truman Show (1998) is released.
  • June 6th, 1998: The song "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" is released by rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard.
  • June 6th, 1998: The first episode of Sex and the City is aired.
  • June 8th, 1998: The song "Carnaval de Paris" is released for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.
  • June 9th, 1998: Soccer star Stan Collymore assaults his girlfriend Ulrika Jonsson at a bar in Paris.
  • June 10th, 1998: The 1998 FIFA World Cup starts in France.
  • June 14th, 1998: The Chicago Bulls win the 1998 NBA Finals after they defeat the Utah Jazz 4-2.
  • June 14th, 1998: Michael Jordan plays his final game for the Chicago Bulls.
  • June 19th, 1998: The movie Mulan (1998) is released.
  • June 24th, 1998: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore announce that they are separating after 10 years of marriage.
  • June 29th, 1998: Wrestling: William Regal makes his first WWF appearance.
  • June 29th, 1998: English singer Billie Piper releases her debut single "Because We Want To".
  • June 30th, 1998: World Cup 1998: David Beckham is sent off and England lose to Argentina on penalties.
  • July 1st, 1998: The movie Armageddon (1998) is released in cinemas.
  • July 2nd, 1998: J. K. Rowling publishes her second novel in the Harry Potter series: "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.".
  • July 3rd, 1998: The Irish boy band "Westlife" are formed.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 3rd, 1998, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 3rd, 1998 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

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 June 3rd, 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 June 3rd, 2004 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 3rd of June.

  • June 3rd, 1951: Jill Biden (First Lady of the United States) turned 47 on this day in 1998.
  • June 3rd, 1967: Anderson Cooper (Journalist) turned 31 on this day in 1998.
  • June 3rd, 1986: Rafael Nadal (Tennis player) turned 12 on this day in 1998.
  • June 3rd, 1987: Michelle Keegan (Actress) turned 11 on this day in 1998.
  • June 3rd, 1992: Mario Gotze (German soccer player) turned 6 on this day in 1998.

Weather on June 3rd, 1998.

Historical weather information for June 3rd, 1998.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 50.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 14.73cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on June 3rd, 1998.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 3rd, 1998.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 3rd, 1998 was most likely conceived around the 24th of August, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 3rd, 1998 is close to the 13th of March, 1999.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 3rd, 1998.

  • A total of 8,410 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,201 weeks have passed.
  • 726,624,000 seconds have passed since the June 3rd, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 847,728,000 times.
  • Since June 3rd, 1998, the earth has travelled approximately 374,937,984,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 121,104,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 62,489,664 steps. That's about 27,773 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,719,488 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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