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August 26, 1998

August 26, 1998, was a Wednesday. It was the 238th day of 1998. The decade was the nineties.

25 years, 6 months, and 7 days have passed since August 26, 1998.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Song charts

Popular songs

On August 26, 1998, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

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

The music charts on August 26, 1998

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
  • My Way - Usher
  • Adia - Sarah McLachlan
  • Never Ever - All Saints
  • The First Night - Monica
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Saving Private Ryan

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Saving Private Ryan".

Facts

This date was 9,320 days ago. Approximately 311 months have passed. It was the 238th day of 1998, in week 35. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 25 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 104 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to August 26, 1998

Let's go back to the nineties.

It is Wednesday, August 26, 1998. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer of 1998 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica is at the top of the singles charts, while "No Matter What" by Boyzone is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Saving Private Ryan is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is starting to become more widespread. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline.

In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage—a big change from the darker "grunge" colors of the early 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 a "dress casual" look. They are also beginning to cut their hair shorter. 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. A musical subgenre called "Nu metal" is beginning to take off, aided by the success of bands such as Korn.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Michelle Thomas, Big L, Stanley Kubrick, and Joe DiMaggio would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Everybody Loves Raymond", and "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Porsche Challenge", "PaRappa the Rapper", "Fallout", and "World Cup 98".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Boy Meets World", "Goosebumps", "Clueless", and "USA High". Popular toys at the moment include Screwball Scramble, Polly Pocket, the Sega Saturn, and the Tamagotchi.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 26, 1998.

  • Blade.

    Blade

    The superhero horror film Blade was showing in movie theaters.
  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out

    The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
  • Nu metal.

    Nu metal

    A musical subgenre called "Nu Metal" was beginning to rise in popularity by 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.
  • The Lewinsky Scandal.

    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.
  • Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"

    Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"

    "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion went on to win a Grammy for 1998's Record of the Year.
  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out

    Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that 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.
  • 1998 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players 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.
  • Bill Clinton & Ken Starr.

    Bill Clinton & Ken Starr

    US President Bill Clinton and Ken Starr, the lawyer who published the Starr Report, were both named Time Person of the Year in 1998.
  • 1998 in movies.

    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.
  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • Jenny McCarthy.

    Jenny McCarthy

    American model and television host Jenny McCarthy was listed as FHM's sexiest model in 1998.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.

    Shakespeare in Love

    "Shakespeare in Love" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
  • Ask Jeeves.

    Ask Jeeves

    Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    Late 1990s Fashion

    Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts, and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more prominent. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread among young men as brands such as "Old Navy" and "Abercrombie & Fitch" became more and more popular. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colors.
  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
  • The Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    Although the Internet existed, it was still something of a novelty in the late 1990s. Many people had to visit their local library just to "surf the web". Social media wasn't a thing yet, and most sites consisted of gaudy, static web pages.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 26, 1998.

  • July 27, 1998: Stardust release the song "Music Sounds Better with You".
  • July 28, 1998: Irish crime: 18-year-old Deirdre Jacob goes missing in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
  • July 29, 1998: Disney release the romantic comedy film "The Parent Trap".
  • August 3, 1998: Irish boy band group Boyzone release their single "No Matter What".
  • August 6, 1998: Irish Olympic swimming champion Michelle de Bruin is banned for four years for tampering with a drug test.
  • August 7, 1998: 224 people lose their lives after Islamic terrorists detonate truck bombs at US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
  • August 15, 1998:
    • 29 people are killed after the Real IRA detonates a bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland.
    • Apple releases its first iMac computer.
  • August 17, 1998: US President Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with Monica Lewinsky.
  • August 18, 1998: Aerosmith release the song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing".
  • August 20, 1998: Soccer: Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke signs for Manchester United for £12.6 million.
  • August 21, 1998:
    • Blade (1998) is released.
    • The game "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six" is released.
  • August 23, 1998: The first episode of "That '70s Show" is aired on Fox.
  • This date: August 26, 1998
  • August 27, 1998: Soccer: Ruud Gullit becomes the manager of Newcastle.
  • August 28, 1998: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) is released.
  • August 31, 1998: Boxer Mike Tyson assaults two motorists following a traffic accident.
  • September 1, 1998: The animated series "The Wild Thornberrys" premiers on Nickelodeon.
  • September 4, 1998:
    • The first episode of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" is broadcast on ITV.
    • Google is founded.
  • September 9, 1998: The video game "Spyro the Dragon" is released for the PlayStation 1.
  • September 10, 1998:
    • Spyro the Dragon is released on the PlayStation.
    • Madonna's "Ray of Light" wins Video of the Year at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 13, 1998: Spice Girls singer "Mel B" marries Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar.
  • September 14, 1998: The first episode of "The Royle Family" is aired on BBC.
  • September 15, 1998: TQ releases his single "Westside".
  • September 18, 1998: The movie Rush Hour (1998) is released in cinemas.
  • September 20, 1998: Ireland: TV3 begins broadcasting.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 26, 1998, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 26, 1998 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1998

In August 1998, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from August 1998.

That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Sex and the City
Sex and the City
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
Oz
Oz
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
JAG
JAG
Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Friends
Friends
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
ER
ER
Party of Five
Party of Five
Babylon 5
Babylon 5
The Nanny
The Nanny
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Frasier
Frasier
The X-Files
The X-Files

Cars in 1998

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.

Cars in 1998.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on August 26, 1998

If you were a kid on August 26, 1998, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

That '70s Show
That '70s Show
CatDog
CatDog
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

Men in Black: The Series
Men in Black: The Series
Teen Angel
Teen Angel
Mummies Alive!
Mummies Alive!
Recess
Recess
City Guys
City Guys
USA High
USA High
Cow And Chicken
Cow And Chicken
The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers
Smart Guy
Smart Guy
Pokemon
Pokemon
Teletubbies
Teletubbies
Daria
Daria
KaBlam!
KaBlam!
Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!
Arthur
Arthur
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Clueless
Clueless
Blue's Clues
Blue's Clues
Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
Moesha
Moesha
Little Bear
Little Bear
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
Hang Time
Hang Time
Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain
In the House
In the House
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
Friends
Friends
All That
All That
Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister
The Nanny
The Nanny
Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Animaniacs
Animaniacs
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Doug
Doug
Rugrats
Rugrats
Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210
Art Attack
Art Attack
Round the Twist
Round the Twist
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1998

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Bop It
Bop It
Car City Carpet
Car City Carpet
The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64
The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi
The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Dear Diary
Dear Diary
Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)
Fear Street books
Fear Street books
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates
Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket
Jenga
Jenga
Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in August 1998.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 1998
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
Soulcalibur 1998
Soulcalibur
Gran Turismo 1998
Gran Turismo
StarCraft 1998
StarCraft
World Cup 98 1998
World Cup 98
1080° Snowboarding 1998
1080° Snowboarding
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins 1998
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
Resident Evil 2 1998
Resident Evil 2
Diddy Kong Racing 1997
Diddy Kong Racing
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 1997
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Age of Empires 1997
Age of Empires
Grand Theft Auto 1997
Grand Theft Auto
Fallout 1997
Fallout
PaRappa the Rapper 1997
PaRappa the Rapper
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 1997
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Porsche Challenge 1997
Porsche Challenge
Harvest Moon 1997
Harvest Moon
Tekken 3 1997
Tekken 3
Final Fantasy VII 1997
Final Fantasy VII
Super Mario 64 1996
Super Mario 64

Were you born on August 26, 1998?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1998.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out August 26, 2004, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 26.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Missionary Deceased
Born on August 26, 1910
She was not alive on this date.

Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin

Actor
Born on August 26, 1980
He turned 18 on this day in 1998.

Cassie Ventura

Cassie Ventura

Singer
Born on August 26, 1986
She turned 12 on this day in 1998.

James Harden

James Harden

NBA player
Born on August 26, 1989
He turned 9 on this day in 1998.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 26, 1998.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 26, 1998 was most likely conceived around December 3, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 26, 1998 is close to May 19, 1999.

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Stats for August 26, 1998

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 26, 1998:

  • 9,320 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,331 weeks have passed.
  • 805,251,600 seconds have passed since August 26, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 939,460,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 415,509,825,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 134,208,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 69,251,638 steps. That's roughly 30,779 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,663,019 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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