July 26th, 1998

July 26th, 1998, fell on a Sunday. It was day 207 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 6 months and 29 days have passed since July 26th, 1998.



Fictional Date

July 26th, 1998 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • Resident Evil (Game) - S.T.A.R.S team Bravo (Jill, Wesker, Chris and Barry) arrives at the Arlkay Mountain Estate.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 26th, 1998:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Mask of Zorro" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is July 26th, 1998 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, 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, Deeper Underground by Jamiroquai is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Mask of Zorro is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage. A contrast with the darker "grunge" colors that were popular at the beginning of the 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 sporting a more "dressy casual" look. Shorter hair on men is also becoming more popular.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Rugrats", "Touched by an Angel", "7th Heaven" and "Everybody Loves Raymond".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fallout", "1080° Snowboarding", "World Cup 98" and "StarCraft". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Rugrats", "The Nanny", "Smart Guy" and "The Angry Beavers". Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "Littlest Pet Shop", "PlayStation (PS1)" 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 26th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 22 years, 6 months and 29 days have passed since July 26th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 30 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 26th, 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 901407600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 26th, 1998:

  • June 29th, 1998: Wrestling: William Regal makes his first WWF appearance.
  • 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 12th, 1998: France win the World Cup after defeating Brazil 3-0.
  • July 15th, 1998: The comedy film "There's Something About Mary" is released.
  • July 16th, 1998: Soccer: Gérard Houllier is appointed as joint manager of Liverpool, alongside Roy Evans.
  • 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 24th, 1998: The game "WWF War Zone" is released on the PlayStation.
  • July 25th, 1998: Vladimir Putin is appointed as Director of the Federal Security Service.
  • This date: July 26th, 1998
  • 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: Disney release the romantic comedy film "The Parent Trap".
  • August 3rd, 1998: Irish boy band group Boyzone release their single "No Matter What".
  • August 15th, 1998: The Real IRA detonate a bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland. 29 people are killed.
  • August 17th, 1998: US President Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with Monica Lewinsky.
  • August 18th, 1998: Aerosmith release the song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing".
  • August 20th, 1998: Soccer: Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke signs for Manchester United for £12.6 million.
  • August 21st, 1998: Blade (1998) is released.
  • August 21st, 1998: The game "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six" is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 26th, 1998, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 26th, 1998 falls under the Salmon.
  • 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
  • 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

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • StarCraft - RTS game.
  • World Cup 98 - Soccer game developed by EA Sports.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of July:


Weather

Weather information for July 26th, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.6 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.39 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.61 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on July 26th, 1998?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 26th, 1998?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 26th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 16th of October, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 26th, 1998 is the 5th of May, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 26th, 1998.

  • 8,249 days have passed since this date.
  • 712,717,200 seconds have passed since the July 26th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 831,503,400 times.
  • Since July 26th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 367,762,075,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 118,786,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 61,293,679 steps. That's about 27,242 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,552,606 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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