August 17th, 1998, fell on a Monday. It was day 229 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 11 months and 26 days have passed since August 17th, 1998.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 17th, 1998:
US President Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with Monica Lewinsky.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 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 17th, 1998 and it's a Monday. 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Rugrats" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "GoldenEye 007", "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee", "Age of Empires" and "1080° Snowboarding". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Tales from the Cryptkeeper", "Hey Arnold!" and "USA High". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Yo-yo", "Super Soaker (water gun)", "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 August 17th, 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.
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.
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:
21 years, 11 months and 26 days have passed since August 17th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 17th, 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 903308400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 17th, 1998:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 17th, 1998.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 17th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 7th of November, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 1998 is the 27th of May, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 1998.
8,031 days have passed since this date.
693,878,400 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 809,524,800 times.
Since August 17th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 358,041,254,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,646,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,673,542 steps. That's about 26,522 miles!
Since this date, 8,326,541 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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