September 17th, 1998, fell on a Thursday. Day 260 of 1998. Decade: 1990s.
21 years, 8 months and 17 days have passed since September 17th, 1998.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 17th, 1998:
United States: I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
United Kingdom: Millennium - Robbie Williams
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Rounders" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 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.
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:
21 years, 8 months and 17 days have passed since September 17th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 38 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on September 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 905986800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around September 17th, 1998:
October 7th, 1998: A gay student called Matthew Shepard is found tied to a fence after being beaten and left for dead in Laramie, Wyoming.
October 8th, 1998: Impeachment proceedings are initiated against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
October 12th, 1998: American student Matthew Shepard passes away after being tortured and left to die in a field in Wyoming. The case receives widespread media attention as it is considered by many to be a hate crime.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 17th, 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).
Native American Zodiac: September 17th, 1998 falls under the Bear.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Wild Thornberrys - Cartoon series about a family called the Thornberrys.
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.
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.
"The Wild Thornberrys" - "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
Pokémon Trading Card Game
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of September:
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about September 17th, 1998.
7,931 days have passed since this date.
685,238,400 seconds have passed since the September 17th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 799,444,800 times.
Since September 17th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 353,583,014,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 114,206,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 58,930,502 steps. That's about 26,191 miles!
Since this date, 8,222,861 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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