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December 19th, 1998.

December 19th, 1998, was a Saturday. It was day 353 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 4 months and 30 days have passed since December 19th, 1998.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On this day.

What happened on December 19th, 1998?

  • United States President Bill Clinton is impeached.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 19th, 1998.

  • United States: I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
  • United Kingdom: To You I Belong - B*Witched
Play the top hits from 1998.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1998. Take a trip back to the days of Cher, Celine Dion, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Robbie Williams and Faithless.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "You've Got Mail" was at the top of the box office on December 19th, 1998.

Take me back to December 19th, 1998!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 19th, 1998 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people are enjoying their 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. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. Meanwhile, in technology news, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and the portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales.

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 "Home Improvement", "Melrose Place", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Resident Evil 2", "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins", "Metal Gear Solid" and "Pokémon Red and Blue". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Blue's Clues", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Daria" and "Bear in the Big Blue House". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Sylvanian Families, Jenga, the PlayStation (PS1) and the Nintendo 64.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 19th, 1998.

  • That Don't Impress Me Much.

    That Don't Impress Me Much.

    In December of 1998, Canadian singer Shania Twain released her hit single "That Don't Impress Me Much".

  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color.

    During this time, the Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Popular games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country and the various Pokémon releases.

  • 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.

  • 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 considering it to be one of the best games ever made.

  • The Impeachment of Bill Clinton.

    The 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 October 8th, 1998. They formally began on December 19th, 1998. On February 12th, 1999, Clinton was acquitted on both counts.

  • Nu metal.

    Nu metal.

    A musical subgenre called "Nu metal" was beginning to rise in popularity at 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.

  • 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, are both named as the 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.

    During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.

  • Jenny McCarthy.

    Jenny McCarthy.

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

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Shakespeare in Love.

    Shakespeare in Love.

    "Shakespeare in Love" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998.

  • CD folders.

    CD folders.

    During the late 1990s and early naughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.

  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    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.

  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64.

    During this period, the Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included the likes of Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007 and Yoshi's Story.

  • The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.

  • CDs become the dominant format.

    CDs become the dominant format.

    From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 22 years, 4 months and 30 days have passed since December 19th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 19th, 1998, will be 22 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1998 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 914025600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 19th, 1998.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 19th, 1998, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 19th, 1998 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Powerpuff Girls - Cartoon about a group of sisters with superpowers.
  • Becker - TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
  • Charmed - TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
  • Will & Grace - TV series.
  • The King of Queens - Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
  • The Wild Thornberrys - Cartoon series about a family called the Thornberrys.
  • That '70s Show - Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.
  • Sex and the City - A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
  • Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place - TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.
  • CatDog - Animated show about conjoined siblings - a cat and a dog.
  • Dawson's Creek - American teen drama.
  • Ally McBeal - TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.

Kid's TV shows on December 19th, 1998.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1998.

  • Bob the Builder
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • The Wild Thornberrys
  • That '70s Show
  • CatDog
  • Dawson's Creek
  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • City Guys
  • Recess
  • USA High
  • The Angry Beavers
  • Smart Guy
  • Pokemon
  • Teletubbies
  • Daria
  • Hey Arnold!
  • Arthur
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Blue's Clues
  • 7th Heaven
  • Kenan & Kel
  • Moesha
  • Hang Time
  • In the House
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Friends
  • All That
  • Sister, Sister
  • The Nanny
  • Tales from the Cryptkeeper
  • Home Improvement
  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 1998.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1998.

  • The Game Boy Color
  • Furby
  • Groovy Girls
  • Spice Girls dolls
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • The Nintendo 64
  • The Tamagotchi
  • The PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Released on the Nintendo 64.
  • Half-Life - Sci-fi first person shooter game developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Pokémon Red and Blue - Game Boy game.
  • 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.
  • World Cup 98 - Soccer game developed by EA Sports.
  • 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.
  • Super Mario 64 - Platform game for the Nintendo 64.

1998 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1998.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 19th of December.

Weather on December 19th, 1998.

Historical weather information for December 19th, 1998.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 5.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 39.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 4.06 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.79cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.06cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 19th, 1998.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 19th, 1998.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 19th, 1998 was most likely conceived around the 11th of March, 1998.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 19th, 1998 is close to the 28th of September, 1999.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 19th, 1998.

  • A total of 8,187 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,169 weeks have passed.
  • 707,353,200 seconds have passed since the December 19th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 825,245,400 times.
  • Since December 19th, 1998, the earth has travelled approximately 364,994,251,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 117,892,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,832,375 steps. That's about 27,037 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,488,238 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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