July 12th, 1998, fell on a Sunday. It was day 193 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
22 years, 2 months and 16 days have passed since July 12th, 1998.
On This Date
Events that occurred on July 12th, 1998:
France win the World Cup after defeating Brazil 3-0.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 12th, 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 "Lethal Weapon 4" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is July 12th, 1998 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. 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 Lethal Weapon 4 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", "Rugrats", "Pinky and the Brain" and "3rd Rock from the Sun". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "GoldenEye 007", "Fallout", "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins" and "StarCraft". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Sister, Sister", "Friends", "In the House" and "Pokemon".
Popular toys include the likes of "Sylvanian Families", "Polly Pocket", "Bop It" and "Spice Girls dolls".
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 12th, 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:
This date fell on a weekend.
22 years, 2 months and 16 days have passed since July 12th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on July 12th, 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 900198000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 12th, 1998:
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.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 12th, 1998.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 12th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 2nd of October, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 12th, 1998 is the 21st 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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 12th, 1998.
8,114 days have passed since this date.
701,049,600 seconds have passed since the July 12th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 817,891,200 times.
Since July 12th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 361,741,593,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 116,841,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,290,266 steps. That's about 26,796 miles!
Since this date, 8,412,595 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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