December 2nd, 1998, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 336 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
22 years, 4 months and 18 days have passed since December 2nd, 1998.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Juice Wrld: Rapper.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 2nd, 1998:
United States: I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
United Kingdom: Believe - Cher
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Rugrats Movie" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 2nd, 1998 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. In America, the song I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly & Celine Dion 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 Rugrats Movie 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. 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", "Recess", "Sex and the City" and "Charmed".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario 64", "Metal Gear Solid", "Spyro the Dragon" and "Pokémon Red and Blue". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Arthur", "Teen Angel", "Dawson's Creek" and "That '70s Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "Jenga", "PlayStation (PS1)" 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 December 2nd, 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, 4 months and 18 days have passed since December 2nd, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 2nd, 1998, will be 22 years of age.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 2nd, 1998.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 2nd, 1998.
8,176 days have passed since this date.
706,402,800 seconds have passed since the December 2nd, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 824,136,600 times.
Since December 2nd, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 364,503,844,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 117,733,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,750,641 steps. That's about 27,000 miles!
Since this date, 8,476,834 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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