July 8th, 1998, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 189 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
22 years, 6 months and 13 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. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. 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.
In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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 "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys", "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction" and "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Age of Empires", "Resident Evil 2", "World Cup 98" and "StarCraft".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Pinky and the Brain", "Dawson's Creek" and "CatDog". Popular toys include the likes of "Sylvanian Families", "Jenga", "Littlest Pet Shop" and "Tamagotchi".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 6 months and 13 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.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 8th, 1998?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on July 8th, 1998.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to July 8th, 1998. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
NB: If a video is blank, click on the button above to view the next one...
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 8th, 1998.
8,233 days have passed since this date.
711,334,800 seconds have passed since the July 8th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 829,890,600 times.
Since July 8th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 367,048,756,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 118,555,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 61,174,793 steps. That's about 27,189 miles!
Since this date, 8,536,018 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
A list of random dates that you might be interested in: