September 30th, 1998, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 273 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 9 months and 6 days have passed since September 30th, 1998.
On This Date
Events that occurred on September 30th, 1998:
The song "Baby One More Time" is released by Britney Spears.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 30th, 1998:
United States: The First Night - Monica
United Kingdom: Rollercoaster - B*Witched
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Rush Hour" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is September 30th, 1998 and it's a Wednesday. 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 The First Night by Monica is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Rollercoaster by B*Witched is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Rush Hour 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 "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys", "3rd Rock from the Sun", "Ally McBeal" and "CatDog". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fallout", "Grand Theft Auto", "Resident Evil 2" and "1080° Snowboarding".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tales from the Cryptkeeper", "Dexter's Laboratory", "Goosebumps" and "Dawson's Creek". Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Polly Pocket", "Yo-yo" 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 September 30th, 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, 9 months and 6 days have passed since September 30th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on September 30th, 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 907110000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around September 30th, 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.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on September 30th, 1998.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on September 30th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 21st of December, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 30th, 1998 is the 10th of July, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Spyro the Dragon - Platform video game.
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 30th, 1998.
7,950 days have passed since this date.
686,880,000 seconds have passed since the September 30th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 801,360,000 times.
Since September 30th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 354,430,080,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 114,480,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,071,680 steps. That's about 26,254 miles!
Since this date, 8,242,560 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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