December 18th, 1998, fell on a Friday. It was day 352 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 6 months and 16 days have passed since December 18th, 1998.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 18th, 1998:
The animated movie The Prince of Egypt (1998) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 18th, 1998:
United States: I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
United Kingdom: To You I Belong - B*Witched
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "You've Got Mail" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 18th, 1998 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The Christmas season of 1998 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.
In America, the song I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly & Celine Dion is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, To You I Belong by B*Witched is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie You've Got Mail is at the top of the Box Office.
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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The X-Files", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Party of Five" and "Friends". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Age of Empires", "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six", "Spyro the Dragon" and "Half-Life".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Nanny", "Friends", "Arthur" and "USA High". Popular toys include the likes of "Sylvanian Families", "Jenga", "Polly Pocket" and "The Pokémon Trading Card Game".
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 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.
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.
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:
21 years, 6 months and 16 days have passed since December 18th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 18th, 1998, will be 21 years of age.
People born in 1998 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 913939200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 18th, 1998:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 18th, 1998.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 18th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 10th of March, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 18th, 1998 is the 27th of September, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Released on the Nintendo 64.
Half-Life - Sci-fi first person shooter game developed by Valve Corporation.
Spyro the Dragon - Platform video game.
Metal Gear Solid - Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation. Starring Solid Snake.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six - Tactical shooter game.
StarCraft - RTS game.
1080° Snowboarding - Snowboard racing game.
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins - Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation.
Resident Evil 2 - The second game in the series. Starring Leon and Claire as they traverse the Zombie-filled streets of Raccoon City.
Age of Empires - History-based RTS game by Ensemble Studios.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 18th, 1998.
7,869 days have passed since this date.
679,878,000 seconds have passed since the December 18th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 793,191,000 times.
Since December 18th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 350,817,048,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 113,313,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 58,469,508 steps. That's about 25,986 miles!
Since this date, 8,158,536 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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