July 8th, 1998, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 189 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
22 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since July 8th, 1998.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Jaden Smith: Actor.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 8th, 1998:
United States: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
United Kingdom: Because We Want To - Billie
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Armageddon" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is July 8th, 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, Because We Want To by Billie 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. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Pinky and the Brain", "Clueless" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Age of Empires", "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins", "1080° Snowboarding" and "StarCraft". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Arthur", "Recess" and "City Guys". Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "Littlest Pet Shop", "PlayStation (PS1)" 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 July 8th, 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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
22 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since July 8th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on July 8th, 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 899852400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 8th, 1998:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 8th, 1998.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 8th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 28th of September, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 8th, 1998 is the 17th of April, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 8th, 1998.
8,068 days have passed since this date.
697,075,200 seconds have passed since the July 8th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 813,254,400 times.
Since July 8th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 359,690,803,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 116,179,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,948,467 steps. That's about 26,644 miles!
Since this date, 8,364,902 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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