November 3, 1998

November 3, 1998, was a Tuesday. It was 25 years, 8 months, and 8 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 3, 1998:

  • United States: "The First Night" by Monica
  • United Kingdom: "Believe" by Cher

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 3, 1998

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • The First Night - Monica
  • One Week - Barenaked Ladies
  • How Deep Is Your Love - Dru Hill Featuring Redman
  • Crush - Jennifer Paige
  • I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
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John Carpenter's Vampires

Top movie at the box office

The movie "John Carpenter's Vampires" was at the top of the box office on November 3, 1998.


This date occurred 9,383 days ago. Approximately 313 months have passed. It was the 307th day of 1998, in week 45. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on November 3, 1998, are now 25 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. The Earth has experienced 104 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to November 3, 1998

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is November 3, 1998, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Halloween has just come and passed.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song "The First Night" by Monica is at the top of the singles charts, while "Believe" by Cher is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie John Carpenter's Vampires is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Home Improvement", "7th Heaven", "Everybody Loves Raymond", and "Dawson's Creek". A new form of communication called "text messaging" is starting to become more widespread. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network.

The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage—a big change from the darker "grunge" colors of the early 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 a "dress casual" look. They are also beginning to cut their hair shorter. 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 receiving widespread critical acclaim.

The Furby craze has started, with over 1.8 million units being sold throughout the Christmas season. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Michelle Thomas, Big L, Stanley Kubrick, and Joe DiMaggio would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "1080° Snowboarding", "World Cup 98", "Gran Turismo", and "Mission Impossible".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Sister, Sister", "Clueless", "Pokemon", and "The Angry Beavers". Children are playing with toys such as Screwball Scramble, Fear Street books, Styrofoam plane gliders, and the Pokémon Trading Card Game.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 3, 1998.

  • Furby Craze.

    Furby Craze

    The Furby craze began when Tiger Electronics released its talking hamster-like robot. During the holiday season of 1998, 1.8 million units were sold, as the toy was considered a must-have for Christmas.
  • Rugrats hit the PlayStation.

    Rugrats hit the PlayStation

    On October 31st, 1998, the platform game "Rugrats: Search for Reptar" was released for the Sony PlayStation.
  • Metal Gear Solid.

    Metal Gear Solid

    Hideo Kojima's stealth game Metal Gear Solid was released on the PS1 in September 1998. The game received critical acclaim, with many reviewers calling it the best game ever made.
  • The Impeachment of Bill Clinton.

    The Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    The impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton was taking place. Clinton was accused of lying under oath and obstruction of justice. The impeachment proceedings were initiated on October 8th, 1998. They formally began on December 19th, 1998. On February 12th, 1999, Clinton was acquitted on both counts.
  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out

    The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
  • Nu metal.

    Nu metal

    A musical subgenre called "Nu Metal" was beginning to rise in popularity by the end of 1998. Korn were one of the first bands to pioneer the new sound. In August of 1998, the band released their album "Follow the Leader", which peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"

    Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"

    "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion went on to win a Grammy for 1998's Record of the Year.
  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out

    Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message in question was a memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
  • 1998 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players 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.
  • Bill Clinton & Ken Starr.

    Bill Clinton & Ken Starr

    US President Bill Clinton and Ken Starr, the lawyer who published the Starr Report, were both named Time Person of the Year in 1998.
  • 1998 in movies.

    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.
  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • Jenny McCarthy.

    Jenny McCarthy

    American model and television host Jenny McCarthy was listed as FHM's sexiest model in 1998.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • Shakespeare in Love.

    Shakespeare in Love

    "Shakespeare in Love" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
  • Ask Jeeves.

    Ask Jeeves

    Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    Late 1990s Fashion

    Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts, and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more prominent. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread among young men as brands such as "Old Navy" and "Abercrombie & Fitch" became more and more popular. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colors.
  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
  • The Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    Although the Internet existed, it was still something of a novelty in the late 1990s. Many people had to visit their local library just to "surf the web". Social media wasn't a thing yet, and most sites consisted of gaudy, static web pages.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around November 3, 1998.

  • October 7, 1998:
    • A gay student called Matthew Shepard is found tied to a fence after being beaten and left for dead in Laramie, Wyoming.
    • The first episode of the witch drama "Charmed" is aired on television.
  • October 8, 1998: Impeachment proceedings are initiated against US President Bill Clinton.
  • October 12, 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.
  • October 18, 1998: The Nevada State Athletic Commission votes to restore Mike Tyson's boxing license 15 months after it was revoked for his ear bite on Evander Holyfield.
  • October 19, 1998:
    • Cher releases the song "Believe".
    • Wrestling: The Undertaker forms The Ministry of Darkness.
    • George Michael releases his single "Outside".
  • October 21, 1998:
    • The video game "MediEvil" is released on the PlayStation.
    • The stealth game "Metal Gear Solid" is released in North America.
  • October 23, 1998: Britney Spears releases her single "...Baby One More Time".
  • October 25, 1998: The series "The Famous Jett Jackson" premieres on the Disney Channel.
  • October 27, 1998: Rapper Jay-Z releases his single "Hard Knock Life".
  • October 28, 1998: John Terry makes his debut for Chelsea.
  • October 30, 1998: American History X (1998) is released.
  • This date: November 3, 1998
  • November 4, 1998: Cali Cartel leader Hélmer Herrera (Pacho) is murdered in prison.
  • November 6, 1998:
    • The movie The Waterboy (1998) is released.
    • Steps release their version of the song Tragedy.
  • November 9, 1998:
    • The Vengaboys release their hit song "We Like to Party".
    • American punk-rock band the Offspring release their single "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)".
  • November 12, 1998: Soccer: Roy Evans resigns as manager of Liverpool.
  • November 13, 1998: The youngest son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Michel, dies in an avalanche at the age of 23.
  • November 14, 1998: NBA star Dennis Rodman and model Carmen Electra are married.
  • November 15, 1998: Wrestling: The Rock wins his first WWF Championship by defeating Mankind at Survivor Series.
  • November 16, 1998: Wrestling: WWF: The Corporation is formed.
  • November 17, 1998: The video game "Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus" is released for the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows.
  • November 18, 1998: The Game Boy Color is released in North America.
  • November 19, 1998: Clinton–Lewinsky scandal: Impeachment hearings begin against US President Bill Clinton.
  • November 20, 1998:
    • Enemy of the State (1998) is released.
    • Disney releases the computer-animated film "A Bug's Life".
    • The Rugrats Movie is released in movie theaters.
  • November 21, 1998: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is released.
  • November 23, 1998: NBA star Dennis Rodman files a petition of annulment 9 days after getting married to model Carmen Electra.
  • November 25, 1998:
    • The animated movie A Bug's Life (1998) is released.
    • Actor Michael J. Fox reveals that he has Parkinson's disease.
  • November 29, 1998: Football: Steven Gerrard makes his debut for Liverpool.
  • December 1, 1998:
    • The song "Chocolate Salty Balls" is released.
    • The song "That Don't Impress Me Much" is released by country music singer Shania Twain.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 3, 1998, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 3, 1998 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in November 1998

Television shows that people were watching in November 1998:

TV shows from November 1998.

Will & Grace
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
The King of Queens
The Royle Family
The Royle Family
That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Sex and the City
Sex and the City
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1

Cars in 1998

1998 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Escalade, the Volkswagen New Beetle, the Ford Cougar, the Ford Focus, the Clio Renault Sport, and the Fiat Multipla.

Cars in 1998.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in November 1998

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Godzilla: The Series
Godzilla: The Series
Cousin Skeeter
Cousin Skeeter

The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
Men in Black: The Series
Teen Angel
Teen Angel
Mummies Alive!
Mummies Alive!

Toys in 1998

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Bop It
Bop It
Car City Carpet
Car City Carpet
The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64
The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi
The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in November 1998.

Crash Bandicoot: Warped 1998
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Pokémon Red and Blue 1998
Pokémon Red and Blue
Mission Impossible 1998
Mission Impossible
Spyro the Dragon 1998
Spyro the Dragon
Metal Gear Solid 1998
Metal Gear Solid
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 1998
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
Soulcalibur 1998
The X-Files Game 1998
The X-Files Game
Gran Turismo 1998
Gran Turismo
StarCraft 1998
World Cup 98 1998
World Cup 98
1080° Snowboarding 1998
1080° Snowboarding

Were you born on November 3, 1998?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1998.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out November 3, 2004, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 3.

Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson

Actor Deceased
Born on November 3, 1921
He turned 77 on this day in 1998.

Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes

Former boxer
Born on November 3, 1949
He turned 49 on this day in 1998.

Gabe Newell

Gabe Newell

Valve Corporation founder
Born on November 3, 1962
He turned 36 on this day in 1998.

Ian Wright

Ian Wright

Soccer player
Born on November 3, 1963
He turned 35 on this day in 1998.

Greg Plitt

Greg Plitt

American fitness model Deceased
Born on November 3, 1977
He turned 21 on this day in 1998.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Model / socialite
Born on November 3, 1995
She turned 3 on this day in 1998.



National holidays and famous events that fall on November 3:


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on November 3, 1998.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 3, 1998 was most likely conceived around February 10, 1998.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 3, 1998 is close to July 27, 1999.

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Stats for November 3, 1998


Here are some interesting statistics about November 3, 1998:

  • 9,383 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,340 weeks have passed.
  • 810,687,600 seconds have passed since November 3, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 945,802,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 418,314,801,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 135,114,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 69,719,134 steps. That's roughly 30,986 miles.
  • 9,728,251 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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