July 12th, 1998

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.


Music Singles

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.

  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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 17th, 1998: The movie There's Something About Mary (1998) is released.
  • July 19th, 1998: Alice Deejay releases the single "Better Off Alone".
  • July 24th, 1998: The movie Saving Private Ryan (1998) is released.
  • 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: The Parent Trap (1998) is released.
  • August 3rd, 1998: Irish boy band group Boyzone release their single "No Matter What".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 12th, 1998, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 12th, 1998 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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.
  • 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.

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" - "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 12th of July:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 12th of July:

  • Battle of the Boyne (Orangeman's Day)

Weather

Weather information for July 12th, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.6 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 7.87cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 12th, 1998.

Conception Dates

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).

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 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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