August 15th, 1998

August 15th, 1998, fell on a Saturday. It was day 227 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

21 years, 11 months and 21 days have passed since August 15th, 1998.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 15th, 1998:

  • The Real IRA detonate a bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland. 29 people are killed.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 15th, 1998:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Saving Private Ryan" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 15th, 1998 and it's a Saturday. 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, No Matter What by Boyzone is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Saving Private Ryan 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. A musical subgenre called "Nu metal" is beginning to take off, aided by the success of bands such as Korn.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Boy Meets World", "Babylon 5", "Kenan & Kel" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "GoldenEye 007", "Grand Theft Auto", "Age of Empires" and "Resident Evil 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Sister, Sister", "Blue's Clues", "Smart Guy" and "USA High".

Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Littlest Pet Shop", "The Pokémon Trading Card Game" 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 August 15th, 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.

  • 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 21 years, 11 months and 21 days have passed since August 15th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 15th, 1998, will be 21 years of age.
  • People born in 1998 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 903135600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 15th, 1998:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 15th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 15th, 1998 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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.
  • 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.
  • Clueless - TV show about a group of friends that live in the posh neighborhood of Beverly Hills.

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of August:

  • Assumption of Mary to Heaven / Assumption Day

Weather

Weather information for August 15th, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 73.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 23.06 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.61 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 8.13cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 15th, 1998.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 15th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 5th of November, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 15th, 1998 is the 25th of May, 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 August 15th, 1998.

  • 8,026 days have passed since this date.
  • 693,446,400 seconds have passed since the August 15th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 809,020,800 times.
  • Since August 15th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 357,818,342,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,574,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,636,390 steps. That's about 26,505 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,321,357 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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