50 Reminders Of What Was Going On In 1998, Which Was The Last Time A US President Was Impeached

    It was different time, people were excited for new Star Wars and Mariah Carey had a No. hit...hold on, wait a minute...

    Yesterday, Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached. The last president to be impeached was Bill Clinton, who was impeached in 1998. And this is what life was like 21 years ago.

    1. Google was founded.

    2. Only 26% of homes in the U.S. had access to the internet.

    3. And if you had internet, it was dial-up and it charged you by the hour (once you went over your monthly limit).

    4. The average median income of households in the US was $38,885.

    5. Mariah Carey scored her 13th No. 1 single with "My All."

    6. Teen People published its very first issue with teen queen Jennifer Love Hewitt on the cover.

    7. E.R. was the most popular show on television.

    8. Seinfeld aired its final episode.

    9. While Sex and the City premiered on HBO...

    10. ...Dawson's Creek premiered on the then-WB network...

    11. ...Will & Grace made its debut and was part of NBC's Must See TV Thursday night lineup...

    12. ...and MTV premiered TRL.

    13. And this is what the average TV looked like.

    14. Flat screen TVs were just being introduced and cost over $10,000.

    View this video on YouTube

    youtube.com

    15. A new $20 bill was introduced into circulation to help deter counterfeits.

    16. Saving Private Ryan, Armageddon, and There's Something About Mary were among the five biggest films of the year.

    17. Titanic not only became the first movie to gross over a billion dollars at the box office, it also spent the first 13 weeks of 1998 at No. 1.

    18. The Titanic soundtrack (of course, fueled by Céline Dion's "My Heart Will Go On") was the biggest-selling album of the year.

    19. Titanic also took home the Academy Award for Best Picture at that year's Oscars.

    20. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for their film Good Will Hunting.

    21. DVD players were the height of movie watching technology and cost about $300.

    22. The Denver Broncos were the Super Bowl champions.

    23. Harrison Ford was named People's Sexiest Man Alive...

    24. ...while Leonardo DiCaprio topped People's Most Beautiful People in the World.

    25. Volkswagen's New Beetle had everyone doing double takes.

    26. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was published in the US for the first time. While Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was published in the UK.

    27. Lauryn Hill released her seminal debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

    28. Brandy and Monica's iconic duet, "The Boy Is Mine," was the song of the summer and spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    29. Next's "Too Close," Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy wit It," and Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" all topped the charts in 1998.

    30. The Goo Goo Dolls had a big alternative rock crossover hit with "Iris."

    31. Britney Spears released her iconic debut single, "...Baby One More Time."

    32. Furby was the hottest toy on the market.

    33. Nintendo released its Game Boy Color.

    34. Disney released its 36th animated feature, Mulan.

    35. Pixar released its second full-length feature, A Bug's Life.

    36. Cher released her comeback single "Believe," which was the first big song to use Auto-Tune.

    37. TGIF's most popular shows were Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Boy Meets World.

    38. Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls while they were in the middle of a world tour!

    39. NSYNC released their US debut single, "I Want You Back."

    40. Starbucks had only 1,886 stores and people actually hung out in them to talk ('cause WiFi didn't exist).

    41. People shopped for clothes out of catalogs.

    42. Amazon announced it would start selling more things (at the time they sold only books and music).

    43. Apple released its revolutionary and now iconic iMac.

    44. Cell phone plans cost around $90 for 600 minutes and all you could do was talk on your phone or play Snake.

    45. Gillette released its three-blade razor, the Mach3 — which was a big game-changer at the time.

    46. The oh-so-delicious cereal Oreo O's hit supermarket shelves.

    47. Viagra was approved by the FDA.

    48. The very first trailer for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was released in theaters (it was the first footage from a new Star Wars movie in 15 years).

    View this video on YouTube

    youtube.com

    And many Star Wars fans bought tickets to movies they didn't care about just to catch the trailer.

    49. Sony bought the rights to Spider-Man, but turned down the offer to buy the rights to the rest of Marvel's characters.

    50. And finally, The Simpsons began airing its 10th season and predicted that one day they would be owned by Disney!