July 25, 1998

July 25, 1998, was a Saturday. It was 25 years, 11 months, and 18 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on July 25, 1998:

  • Vladimir Putin is appointed as Director of the Federal Security Service.
Song charts

Popular songs

On July 25, 1998, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica
  • United Kingdom: "Deeper Underground" by Jamiroquai

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 25, 1998

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • You're Still The One - Shania Twain
  • My Way - Usher
  • Come With Me - Puff Daddy Featuring Jimmy Page
  • Adia - Sarah McLachlan
Play the top singles 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.
Mask of Zorro

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Mask of Zorro".


This date occurred 9,484 days ago. Approximately 316 months have passed. It was the 206th day of 1998, in week 30. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on July 25, 1998, are now 25 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 105 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to July 25, 1998

Let's go back to the nineties.

The date is July 25, 1998, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

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 "Deeper Underground" by Jamiroquai is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Mask of Zorro is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Everybody Loves Raymond", "King of the Hill", and "Oz". 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. People are playing video games such as "Harvest Moon", "Porsche Challenge", "Age of Empires", and "Resident Evil 2".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Animaniacs", "Friends", "Dexter's Laboratory", and "Dawson's Creek". Children are playing with toys such as Sylvanian Families, Polly Pocket, Styrofoam plane gliders, and Car City Carpet.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 25, 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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around July 25, 1998.

  • 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.
  • July 16, 1998: Soccer: Gérard Houllier is appointed as joint manager of Liverpool, alongside Roy Evans.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 25, 1998
  • 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.
  • August 17, 1998: US President Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with Monica Lewinsky.
  • August 18, 1998: Aerosmith release the song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing".
  • August 20, 1998: Soccer: Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke signs for Manchester United for £12.6 million.
  • August 21, 1998:
    • Blade (1998) is released.
    • The game "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six" is released.
  • August 23, 1998: The first episode of "That '70s Show" is aired on Fox.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 25, 1998, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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 25, 1998 falls under the Salmon.
  • 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

Television shows in July 1998

In July 1998, TV audiences were watching the following series:

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
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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in July 1998

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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!
City Guys
City Guys
USA High
USA High
Cow And Chicken
Cow And Chicken

Toys in 1998

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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
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 25, 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 25, 2004, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 25.

Walter Payton

Walter Payton

Former NFL player Deceased
Born on July 25, 1954
He turned 44 on this day in 1998.

Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc

Born on July 25, 1967
He turned 31 on this day in 1998.

Brad Renfro

Brad Renfro

Actor Deceased
Born on July 25, 1982
He turned 16 on this day in 1998.



Brazilian soccer player
Born on July 25, 1986
He turned 12 on this day in 1998.



National holidays and famous events that fall on July 25:


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 25, 1998.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 25, 1998 was most likely conceived around November 1, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 25, 1998 is close to April 17, 1999.

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Stats for July 25, 1998


Here are some interesting statistics about July 25, 1998:

  • 9,484 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,354 weeks have passed.
  • 819,417,600 seconds have passed since July 25, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 955,987,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 422,819,481,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 136,569,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 70,469,914 steps. That's roughly 31,320 miles.
  • 9,833,011 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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