November 18th, 1998, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 322 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
22 years, 5 months and 1 days have passed since November 18th, 1998.
On This Date
Events that occurred on November 18th, 1998:
The Game Boy Color is released in North America.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 18th, 1998:
United States: Doo Wop - Lauryn Hill
United Kingdom: Believe - Cher
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Waterboy" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is November 18th, 1998 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.
In America, the song Doo Wop by Lauryn Hill is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Believe by Cher is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Waterboy 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.
The Furby craze has started, with over 1.8 million units being sold throughout the Christmas season. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Rugrats", "Party of Five", "ER" and "The Powerpuff Girls". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Age of Empires", "Resident Evil 2", "1080° Snowboarding" and "Metal Gear Solid".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dexter's Laboratory", "7th Heaven", "Teletubbies" and "Bear in the Big Blue House". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Littlest Pet Shop", "Tamagotchi", "The Pokémon Trading Card Game" 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 November 18th, 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.
The Furby craze begins when Tiger Electronics releases 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
22 years, 5 months and 1 days have passed since November 18th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 47 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on November 18th, 1998, will be 22 years of age.
Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.3 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 36.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 4.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on November 18th, 1998?
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 18th, 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 November 18th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 8th of February, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 18th, 1998 is the 28th of August, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on November 18th, 1998.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to November 18th, 1998. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
NB: If a video is blank, click on the button above to view the next one...
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about November 18th, 1998.
8,189 days have passed since this date.
707,526,000 seconds have passed since the November 18th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 825,447,000 times.
Since November 18th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 365,083,416,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 117,921,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,847,236 steps. That's about 27,043 miles!
Since this date, 8,490,312 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
A list of random dates that you might be interested in: