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July 3rd, 1998.

July 3rd, 1998, was a Friday. It was day 184 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 2 months and 14 days have passed since July 3rd, 1998.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 3rd, 1998?

  • The Irish boy band "Westlife" are formed.

Music charts.

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

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Armageddon" was at the top of the box office on July 3rd, 1998.

Take me back to July 3rd, 1998!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 3rd, 1998 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching. 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 Armageddon is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister.

A new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to grow in popularity. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. Meanwhile, 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. In France, the 1998 FIFA World Cup is taking place.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Big L, Stanley Kubrick, Joe DiMaggio and Dana Plato would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Frasier", "ER", "Friends" and "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fallout", "Age of Empires", "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins" and "1080° Snowboarding".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "All That", "Dexter's Laboratory", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Recess". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Sylvanian Families, Polly Pocket, Super Soaker (water gun) and Bop It.

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 July 3rd, 1998.

  • Armageddon is showing in movie theaters.

    Armageddon is showing in movie theaters.

    The disaster film Armageddon, starring Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck, was playing in movie theaters at this time.

  • Mulan.

    Mulan.

    The animated film Mulan was showing in movie theaters at this time.

  • 1998 FIFA World Cup.

    1998 FIFA World Cup.

    The 1998 FIFA World Cup was taking place in France at this time. The host country went on to win the competition by defeating Brazil 3-0 in the final; with Zinedine Zidane scoring two goals.

  • 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.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 23 years, 2 months and 14 days have passed since July 3rd, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 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 899420400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 3rd, 1998.

  • 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 5th, 1998: A prepared obituary for comedian Bob Hope is released by mistake.
  • June 6th, 1998: Pras releases the song "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)", featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mýa.
  • 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.".
  • This date: July 3rd, 1998
  • July 6th, 1998: American singer and actor Roy Rogers passes away at the age of 86.
  • July 7th, 1998: The All Saints release their single Never Ever.
  • July 7th, 1998: World Cup 1998: Brazil progress to the final after they defeat The Netherlands on penalties.
  • 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 13th, 1998: Jamiroquai release their single "Deeper Underground".
  • July 15th, 1998: The comedy film "There's Something About Mary" is released.
  • July 16th, 1998: Soccer: Gérard Houllier is appointed as joint manager of Liverpool, alongside Roy Evans.
  • July 19th, 1998: Alice Deejay releases the single "Better Off Alone".
  • July 20th, 1998: The Spice Girls release their song "Viva Forever".
  • July 24th, 1998: The movie Saving Private Ryan (1998) is released.
  • July 24th, 1998: The game "WWF War Zone" is released on the PlayStation.
  • July 24th, 1998: Two police officers are killed during a shooting at the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C.
  • July 25th, 1998: Vladimir Putin is appointed as Director of the Federal Security Service.
  • July 27th, 1998: Stardust release the song "Music Sounds Better with You".
  • July 28th, 1998: Irish crime: 18-year-old Deirdre Jacob goes missing in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
  • July 29th, 1998: Disney release the romantic comedy film "The Parent Trap".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 3rd, 1998, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 3rd, 1998 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.

  • Sex and the City - A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
  • Celebrity Deathmatch - Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.
  • 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.
  • Everybody Loves Raymond - TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
  • 7th Heaven - Family drama series.
  • Kenan & Kel - Nickelodeon TV show about two friends called Kenan and Kel.
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun - Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
  • JAG - TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
  • Pinky and the Brain - Animated series about a pair of genetically enhanced laboratory mice.

Kid's TV shows on July 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
  • 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
  • Lego Pirates
  • 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 July 3rd, 2004 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 3rd.

Kurtwood Smith

Actor.
Born on July 3rd, 1943
He turned 55 on this day in 1998.

Montel Williams

Television personality.
Born on July 3rd, 1956
He turned 42 on this day in 1998.

Tom Cruise

Actor.
Born on July 3rd, 1962
He turned 36 on this day in 1998.

Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder.
Born on July 3rd, 1971
He turned 27 on this day in 1998.

Weather on July 3rd, 1998.

Historical weather information for July 3rd, 1998.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.72 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15 degrees Celsius.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

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

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 8,477 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,211 weeks have passed.
  • 732,412,800 seconds have passed since the July 3rd, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 854,481,600 times.
  • Since July 3rd, 1998, the earth has travelled approximately 377,925,004,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 122,068,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 62,987,501 steps. That's about 27,994 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,788,954 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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