December 21st, 1998

December 21st, 1998, fell on a Monday. It was day 355 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

21 years, 11 months and 15 days have passed since December 21st, 1998.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 21st, 1998:

  • The RPG game Baldur's Gate is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1998:

  • United States: I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
  • United Kingdom: Goodbye - Spice Girls

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 21st, 1998 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Christmas Day of 1998 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.

In America, the song I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly & Celine Dion is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Goodbye by Spice Girls 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. 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 "Party of Five", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "Dawson's Creek" and "Will & Grace".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins", "1080° Snowboarding", "World Cup 98" and "StarCraft". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Kenan & Kel", "Daria" and "Recess". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Polly Pocket", "Super Soaker (water gun)", "The Pokémon Trading Card Game" and "Groovy Girls".


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 21st, 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.

  • Jenny McCarthy

    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.

  • Nu metal

    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.

  • Furby Craze

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 21 years, 11 months and 15 days have passed since December 21st, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 21st, 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 914198400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 21st, 1998:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21st, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 21st, 1998 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1998 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1998 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1998:

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 21st of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 21st, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.2 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 41.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 5.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 0.78 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on December 21st, 1998?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1998?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 21st, 1998 was probably conceived around the 13th of March, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21st, 1998 is the 30th of September, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 21st, 1998.

  • 8,020 days have passed since this date.
  • 692,928,000 seconds have passed since the December 21st, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 808,416,000 times.
  • Since December 21st, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 357,550,848,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,488,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,591,808 steps. That's about 26,485 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,315,136 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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