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18 Things That Happened in 1998

Today is Preloved’s 18th birthday! To celebrate we’ve brought you 18 things that were happening in 1998 to take you right back to the year in which Preloved was born…

1.    We associated the surnames Clinton and Lewinsky

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2.    Europeans agree on a single currency – the Euro


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3.    Britney Spears stole our hearts


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4.    Microsoft becomes the biggest company in the world


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5.    We watched Godzilla, Saving Private Ryan and Armageddon at the cinema

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6.    Buffy the Vampire Slayer was all the Rage


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7.    We all listened to All Saints.  Their single Bootie Call reached number 1.

8.    Furby was our pet


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9.    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets came out

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10.    Titanic won 11 Oscars at the 70th Academy Awards


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11.    Google was founded


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12.    Frank Sinatra died

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13.    We wanted to be Carrie Bradshaw’s BFF

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14.    You weren’t cool if you didn’t sport The Rachel

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15.    The UK hosted the Eurovision Song contest. Israel won with Dana International, the first transsexual performer who won the competition.

16.    Our mobile phones looked like this

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17.    David Beckham got a red card in the England game against Argentina, which we lost. We weren’t angry with him long. Who could be? Look at his face.

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18.    Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were a thing. So were Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

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Adele Gardner

Adele Gardner

Creative Writer

Adele is a creative writer for Preloved. She loves literature, travelling, baked goods and is always hunting for new music.