June 17th, 1998

June 17th, 1998, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 168 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 1 months and 19 days have passed since June 17th, 1998.



Fictional Date

June 17th, 1998 has been mentioned in a movie, book or television series:

  • In the first episode of The Sopranos, Tony's newspaper is dated as the 17th of June, 1998.

Music Singles

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

  • United States: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • United Kingdom: Three Lions '98 - Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Truman Show" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is June 17th, 1998 and it's a Wednesday. 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, Three Lions '98 by Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Truman Show is at the top of the Box Office. 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 France, the 1998 FIFA World Cup is taking place. The Chicago Bulls have just won the 1998 NBA Finals by defeating the Utah Jazz 4-2.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Melrose Place", "The Nanny", "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "GoldenEye 007", "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee", "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins" and "1080° Snowboarding". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Smart Guy", "The Angry Beavers" and "Recess".

Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Polly Pocket", "Bop It" and "The Pokémon Trading Card Game".


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 June 17th, 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.

  • 1998 FIFA World Cup

    The 1998 FIFA World Cup is taking place in France. The host country go on to win the competition by defeating Brazil 3-0; with Zidane scoring two.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 22 years, 1 months and 19 days have passed since June 17th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 17th, 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 898038000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 17th, 1998:

  • 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.
  • June 3rd, 1998: 101 people are killed when a high-speed train derails in Germany.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • July 7th, 1998: The All Saints release their single Never Ever.
  • July 10th, 1998: Small Soldiers (1998) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 12th, 1998: France win the World Cup after defeating Brazil 3-0.
  • July 17th, 1998: The movie There's Something About Mary (1998) is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 17th, 1998, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 17th, 1998 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

Television Shows

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

  • Sex and the City - A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
  • 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.

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
  • The 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 17th of June:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of June:

  • Icelandic National Day (Iceland)

Weather

Weather information for June 17th, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.4 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 17th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 7th of September, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 17th, 1998 is the 27th of March, 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?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 8,086 days have passed since this date.
  • 698,630,400 seconds have passed since the June 17th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 815,068,800 times.
  • Since June 17th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 360,493,286,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 116,438,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,082,214 steps. That's about 26,703 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,383,565 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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