October 12th, 1998, fell on a Monday. It was day 285 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
22 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since October 12th, 1998.
On This Date
Events that occurred on 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.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 12th, 1998:
United States: One Week - Barenaked Ladies
United Kingdom: Girlfriend - Billie
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Antz" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 12th, 1998 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.
Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song One Week by Barenaked Ladies is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Girlfriend by Billie is the number one hit song.
Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Antz is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage. A contrast with the darker "grunge" colors that were popular at the beginning of the 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 sporting a more "dressy casual" look. Shorter hair on men is also becoming more popular.
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. US President Bill Clinton is being impeached for lying under oath and obstruction of justice.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "The Nanny", "King of the Hill" and "Dawson's Creek". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Age of Empires", "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins", "Spyro the Dragon" and "Pokémon Red and Blue". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Goosebumps", "Blue's Clues", "CatDog" and "That '70s Show".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Jenga", "PlayStation (PS1)", "Groovy Girls" and "Furby".
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 October 12th, 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.
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.
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.
Impeachment of Bill Clinton.
During this time, the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton was taking place. Clinton stood accused of lying under oath and obstruction of justice. The impeachment proceedings were initiated on the 8th of October, 1998. They formally began on the 19th of December, 1998. On the 12th of February, 1999, Clinton was acquitted on both counts.
Basic facts and information about this date:
22 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since October 12th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 12th, 1998, will be 22 years of age.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 12th, 1998?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 12th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 2nd of January, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 12th, 1998 is the 22nd of July, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 12th, 1998.
8,227 days have passed since this date.
710,812,800 seconds have passed since the October 12th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 829,281,600 times.
Since October 12th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 366,779,404,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 118,468,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 61,129,901 steps. That's about 27,169 miles!
Since this date, 8,529,754 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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