September 4th, 1998, fell on a Friday. It was day 247 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
22 years, 0 months and 14 days have passed since September 4th, 1998.
On This Date
Events that occurred on September 4th, 1998:
Google is founded.
The first episode of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" is broadcast on ITV.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 4th, 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 "Something About Mary" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is September 4th, 1998 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.
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 Something About Mary 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. 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 "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Frasier", "The Nanny" and "Friends".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fallout", "Resident Evil 2", "StarCraft" and "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Hang Time", "Goosebumps", "Arthur" and "CatDog". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Polly Pocket", "Yo-yo", "The Pokémon Trading Card Game" 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 September 4th, 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.
Metal Gear Solid.
Hideo Kojima's stealth game "Metal Gear Solid" was released on the PlayStation on the 3rd of September, 1998. The game received critical acclaim, with many reviewers touting it as the best game ever made.
Basic facts and information about this date:
22 years, 0 months and 14 days have passed since September 4th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on September 4th, 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 904863600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around September 4th, 1998:
August 15th, 1998: The Real IRA detonate a bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland. 29 people are killed.
August 17th, 1998: US President Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with Monica Lewinsky.
Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.3 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 62.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.11 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 16.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on September 4th, 1998.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on September 4th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 25th of November, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 4th, 1998 is the 14th of June, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Metal Gear Solid - Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation. Starring Solid Snake.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six - Tactical shooter game.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about September 4th, 1998.
8,050 days have passed since this date.
695,520,000 seconds have passed since the September 4th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 811,440,000 times.
Since September 4th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 358,888,320,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,920,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,814,720 steps. That's about 26,584 miles!
Since this date, 8,346,240 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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