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July 16, 1998

July 16, 1998, was a Thursday. It was 25 years, 11 months, and 27 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on July 16, 1998:

  • Soccer: Gérard Houllier is appointed as joint manager of Liverpool, alongside Roy Evans.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 16, 1998:

  • United States: "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica
  • United Kingdom: "Freak Me" by Another Level

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 16, 1998

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • You're Still The One - Shania Twain
  • Too Close - Next
  • My Way - Usher
  • Ray Of Light - Madonna
Play the top songs 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.
Lethal Weapon 4

Top movie

The movie "Lethal Weapon 4" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 9,493 days ago. Approximately 316 months have passed. It was the 197th day of 1998, in week 29. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 25 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 105 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to July 16, 1998

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, July 16, 1998. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Cancer. The summer of 1998 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica is at the top of the singles charts, while "Freak Me" by Another Level is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Lethal Weapon 4 is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

A new form of communication called "text messaging" is starting to become more widespread. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage—a big change from the darker "grunge" colors of the early 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 a "dress casual" look. They are also beginning to cut their hair shorter.

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Michelle Thomas, Big L, Stanley Kubrick, and Joe DiMaggio would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Baywatch", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "The X-Files", and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Porsche Challenge", "PaRappa the Rapper", "Diddy Kong Racing", and "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Doug", "All That", "Smart Guy", and "Mummies Alive!".

Popular toys at the moment include Screwball Scramble, Littlest Pet Shop, Styrofoam plane gliders, and Gogo's Crazy Bones.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 16, 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.
  • 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

    Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that 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, were both named 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

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • Jenny McCarthy.

    Jenny McCarthy

    American model and television host Jenny McCarthy was listed as FHM's sexiest model in 1998.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
  • Ask Jeeves.

    Ask Jeeves

    Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    Late 1990s Fashion

    Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts, and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more prominent. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread among young men as brands such as "Old Navy" and "Abercrombie & Fitch" became more and more popular. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colors.
  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
  • The Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    Although the Internet existed, it was still something of a novelty in the late 1990s. Many people had to visit their local library just to "surf the web". Social media wasn't a thing yet, and most sites consisted of gaudy, static web pages.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on July 16, 1998.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 16, 1998.

  • June 19, 1998: The movie Mulan (1998) is released.
  • June 24, 1998: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore announce that they are separating after 10 years of marriage.
  • June 29, 1998:
    • Wrestling: William Regal makes his first WWF appearance.
    • English singer Billie Piper releases her debut single "Because We Want To".
  • June 30, 1998: World Cup 1998: David Beckham is sent off and England lose to Argentina on penalties.
  • July 1, 1998: The movie Armageddon (1998) is released in cinemas.
  • July 2, 1998: J. K. Rowling publishes her second novel in the Harry Potter series: "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.".
  • July 3, 1998: The Irish boy band "Westlife" are formed.
  • July 6, 1998: American singer and actor Roy Rogers passes away at the age of 86.
  • July 7, 1998:
    • The All Saints release their single Never Ever.
    • World Cup 1998: Brazil progress to the final after they defeat The Netherlands on penalties.
  • July 10, 1998: Small Soldiers (1998) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 12, 1998: France win the World Cup after defeating Brazil 3-0.
  • July 13, 1998: Jamiroquai release their single "Deeper Underground".
  • July 15, 1998: The comedy film "There's Something About Mary" is released.
  • This date: July 16, 1998
  • July 19, 1998: Alice Deejay releases the single "Better Off Alone".
  • July 20, 1998: The Spice Girls release their song "Viva Forever".
  • July 24, 1998:
    • The movie Saving Private Ryan (1998) is released.
    • The game "WWF War Zone" is released on the PlayStation.
    • Two police officers are killed during a shooting at the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C.
  • July 25, 1998: Vladimir Putin is appointed as Director of the Federal Security Service.
  • July 27, 1998: Stardust release the song "Music Sounds Better with You".
  • July 28, 1998: Irish crime: 18-year-old Deirdre Jacob goes missing in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
  • July 29, 1998: Disney release the romantic comedy film "The Parent Trap".
  • August 3, 1998: Irish boy band group Boyzone release their single "No Matter What".
  • August 6, 1998: Irish Olympic swimming champion Michelle de Bruin is banned for four years for tampering with a drug test.
  • August 7, 1998: 224 people lose their lives after Islamic terrorists detonate truck bombs at US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • August 15, 1998:
    • 29 people are killed after the Real IRA detonates a bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland.
    • Apple releases its first iMac computer.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 16, 1998, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 16, 1998 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on July 16, 1998

TV audiences were watching the following shows on July 16, 1998:

TV shows from July 1998.

Sex and the City
Sex and the City
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
Oz
Oz
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Cars in 1998

1998 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Escalade, the Volkswagen New Beetle, the Ford Cougar, the Ford Focus, the Clio Renault Sport, and the Fiat Multipla.

Cars in 1998.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on July 16, 1998

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1998:

CatDog
CatDog
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

Men in Black: The Series
Men in Black: The Series
Teen Angel
Teen Angel
Mummies Alive!
Mummies Alive!
Caillou
Caillou
Recess
Recess
City Guys
City Guys
USA High
USA High
Cow And Chicken
Cow And Chicken
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1998

Toys and games that were popular in 1998:

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Bop It
Bop It
Car City Carpet
Car City Carpet
The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64
The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi
The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Dear Diary
Dear Diary
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 1998.

The X-Files Game 1998
The X-Files Game
Gran Turismo 1998
Gran Turismo
StarCraft 1998
StarCraft
World Cup 98 1998
World Cup 98
1080° Snowboarding 1998
1080° Snowboarding
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins 1998
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
Resident Evil 2 1998
Resident Evil 2
Diddy Kong Racing 1997
Diddy Kong Racing
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 1997
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 1997
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Age of Empires 1997
Age of Empires
Grand Theft Auto 1997
Grand Theft Auto

Were you born on July 16, 1998?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out July 16, 2004, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 16.

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

Actor
Born on July 16, 1967
He turned 31 on this day in 1998.

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

Actor
Born on July 16, 1971
He turned 27 on this day in 1998.

Chris Pontius

Chris Pontius

Stunt performer
Born on July 16, 1974
He turned 24 on this day in 1998.

Bobby Lashley

Bobby Lashley

Wrestler
Born on July 16, 1976
He turned 22 on this day in 1998.

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

Welsh soccer player
Born on July 16, 1989
He turned 9 on this day in 1998.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 16, 1998.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 16, 1998 was most likely conceived around October 23, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 16, 1998 is close to April 8, 1999.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 16, 1998:

  • 9,493 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,356 weeks have passed.
  • 820,195,200 seconds have passed since July 16, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 956,894,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 423,220,723,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 136,699,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 70,536,787 steps. That's roughly 31,350 miles.
  • 9,842,342 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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