August 15th, 1998, fell on a Saturday. It was day 227 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
22 years, 5 months and 11 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.
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. 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, 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. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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 "Home Improvement", "Pinky and the Brain", "Kenan & Kel" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto", "Age of Empires", "Resident Evil 2" and "World Cup 98". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Doug", "Moesha", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "City Guys". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "PlayStation (PS1)", "Bop It" 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
22 years, 5 months and 11 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 22 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:
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.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 15th, 1998?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 15th, 1998.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 15th, 1998.
8,200 days have passed since this date.
708,483,600 seconds have passed since the August 15th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 826,564,200 times.
Since August 15th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 365,577,537,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 118,080,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,929,590 steps. That's about 27,080 miles!
Since this date, 8,501,803 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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