October 24th, 1998, fell on a Saturday. It was day 297 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
22 years, 5 months and 27 days have passed since October 24th, 1998.
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The date is October 24th, 1998 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
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. Halloween of 1998 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations.
In America, the song The First Night by Monica is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Gym And Tonic by Spacedust is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Pleasantville 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. A new stealth video game called "Metal Gear Solid" has just been released in North America. The game, which was developed by Konami, is currently receiving widespread critical acclaim.
In baseball, the New York Yankees have just won the 1998 World Series after defeating the San Diego Padres 4-0. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Mad About You", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys", "Clueless" and "Stargate SG-1". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario 64", "Resident Evil 2", "StarCraft" and "Spyro the Dragon".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "All That", "Kenan & Kel" and "That '70s Show". Popular toys include the likes of "PlayStation (PS1)", "Nintendo 64", "Bop It" and "The Pokémon Trading Card Game".
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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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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