August 19th, 1998, was a Wednesday. It was day 231 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
23 years, 3 months and 15 days have passed since August 19th, 1998.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 19th, 1998.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Saving Private Ryan" was at the top of the box office on August 19th, 1998.
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 19th, 1998.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.
A musical subgenre called "Nu metal" was beginning to rise in popularity at the end of 1998. Korn were one of the first bands to pioneer the new sound. In August of 1998, the band released their album "Follow the Leader", which peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
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.
"My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion went on to win a Grammy for 1998's Record of the Year.
At the end of the 1990s, pagers started to die out. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message in question was a memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.
American model and television host Jenny McCarthy was listed as FHM's sexiest model 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.
"Shakespeare in Love" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998.
During the late 1990s and early noughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.
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.
During this period, the Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included the likes of Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007 and Yoshi's Story.
The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.
During this period, people were using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
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Notable events that occurred around August 19th, 1998.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.
American teen drama.
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
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.
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
Family drama series.
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.
Hospital drama series.
Party of Five
TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.
Soap drama that is set in space.
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
1998 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Escalade, the Volkswagen New Beetle, the Ford Cougar, the Ford Focus, the Clio Renault Sport and the Fiat Multipla.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1998.
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
Cow And Chicken
The Angry Beavers
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Superman: The Animated Series
Kenan & Kel
Pinky and the Brain
In the House
Boy Meets World
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Beverly Hills, 90210
Round the Twist
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1998.
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Nintendo 64
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Fighting game that was released for the Sega Dreamcast.
Racing video game that was released for the Sony PlayStation.
World Cup 98
Soccer game developed by EA Sports.
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.
Diddy Kong Racing
Racing game that was released for the Nintendo 64.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Developed by Naughty Dog for the Sony PlayStation.
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.
Open world role-playing game.
PaRappa the Rapper
Rhythm game developed for the Sony PlayStation.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Platform video game that was published for the PlayStation.
A first person shooter game that was set in the James Bond universe. Released on the Nintendo 64.
Released for the PlayStation.
Farm simulation RPG developed by Amccus.
Third entry in the fighting series "Tekken".
Final Fantasy VII
Developed by Square for the Sony PlayStation.
Super Mario 64
Platform game for the Nintendo 64.
A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1998.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 19th.
Historical weather information for August 19th, 1998.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 19th, 1998.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 19th, 1998.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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