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August 12th, 1998.

August 12th, 1998, was a Wednesday. It was day 224 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 8 months and 29 days have passed since August 12th, 1998.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 12th, 1998.

  • United States: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • United Kingdom: No Matter What - Boyzone

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Mask of Zorro" was at the top of the box office on August 12th, 1998.

Take me back to August 12th, 1998!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 12th, 1998 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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, No Matter What by Boyzone 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. A musical subgenre called "Nu metal" is beginning to take off, aided by the success of bands such as Korn. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "ER", "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction", "Stargate SG-1" and "Dawson's Creek".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario 64", "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee", "Age of Empires" and "World Cup 98". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "In the House", "Pinky and the Brain", "Blue's Clues" and "Bear in the Big Blue House". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Super Soaker (water gun), Littlest Pet Shop, the Tamagotchi and the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nu metal.

    A musical subgenre called "Nu metal" is beginning to rise in popularity. Popular bands such as Korn are pioneering the new sound. In August of 1998, Korn release their album "Follow the Leader", which peaks at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 22 years, 8 months and 29 days have passed since August 12th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 12th, 1998, will be 22 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1998 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 902876400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 12th, 1998.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 12th, 1998, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 12th, 1998 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on August 12th, 1998.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1998.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1998.

  • Spice Girls dolls
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • The Nintendo 64
  • The Tamagotchi
  • The PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • Super Mario 64 - Platform game for the Nintendo 64.

1998 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1998.

1998 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 12th of August.

  • August 12th, 1988: Tyson Fury (Boxer) turned 10 on this day in 1998.
  • August 12th, 1990: Mario Balotelli (Italian soccer player) turned 8 on this day in 1998.
  • August 12th, 1992: Cara Delevingne (English model) turned 6 on this day in 1998.
  • August 12th, 1999: Matthijs De Ligt (Soccer player) was born exactly one year after this date.
  • August 12th, 2001: Dixie D'Amelio (Social media personality) was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Weather on August 12th, 1998.

Historical weather information for August 12th, 1998.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.5 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 68.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.94 degrees Celsius.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 12th, 1998.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 12th, 1998 was most likely conceived around the 2nd of November, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 12th, 1998 is close to the 22nd of May, 1999.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 12th, 1998.

  • A total of 8,307 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,186 weeks have passed.
  • 717,724,800 seconds have passed since the August 12th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 837,345,600 times.
  • Since August 12th, 1998, the earth has travelled approximately 370,345,996,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 119,620,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 61,724,333 steps. That's about 27,433 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,612,698 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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