August 31st, 1998

August 31st, 1998, fell on a Monday. It was day 243 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since August 31st, 1998.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 31st, 1998:

  • Boxer Mike Tyson assaults two motorists following a traffic accident.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 1998:

  • United States: I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • United Kingdom: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next - Manic Street Preachers

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Blade" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 31st, 1998 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. The summer of 1998 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In America, the song I Don't Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next by Manic Street Preachers is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Blade 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. 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 "Rugrats", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Dawson's Creek". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto", "Age of Empires", "1080° Snowboarding" and "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Tales from the Cryptkeeper", "Blue's Clues", "Teen Angel" and "CatDog".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Polly Pocket", "Yo-yo", "Littlest Pet Shop" and "PlayStation (PS1)".


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 31st, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 22 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since August 31st, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 31st, 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 904518000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 1998:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 31st, 1998, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 1998 falls under the Bear.
  • 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.

  • That '70s Show - Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.
  • 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.
  • 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.

1998 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1998.

  • That '70s Show
  • 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 31st of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of August:

  • Late Summer Bank Holiday (UK)

Weather

Weather information for August 31st, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.7 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.22 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.83 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on August 31st, 1998?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 1998?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 1998 was probably conceived around the 21st of November, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 1998 is the 10th of June, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six - Tactical shooter game.
  • StarCraft - RTS game.
  • World Cup 98 - Soccer game developed by EA Sports.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 1998.

  • 8,132 days have passed since this date.
  • 702,608,400 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 819,709,800 times.
  • Since August 31st, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 362,545,934,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 117,101,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,424,322 steps. That's about 26,855 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,431,301 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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