24 Things That Are The Same Age as This Year’s Freshers
University starters in 2016 were born in 1998 – as were a lot of other things.
1. SMTV Live
Ant, Dec and Cat Deeley first brought the PokeRap, Wonkey Donkey and Chums to our screens on August 29th, 1998. And just to make you feel worse, Ant, Dec and Cat were only 22 when they started presenting SMTV Live.
2. Windows 98
3. There’s Something About Mary
4. Robot Wars
Recently rebooted but originally aired February 1998 and was hosted by Jeremy Clarkson before Craig Charles took over.
5. Gameboy Color
The handheld console that didn’t care about British spelling was released to us in November 1998.
6. C’est La Vie, B*Witched
Cheese nights wouldn’t be same without it. Released 25th May, 1998.
7. The Powerpuff Girls
18 years after the Chemical X incident, the Powerpuff girls are now off to uni.
8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Occupying all of your time since November 1998.
Disney’s Mulan is also 18 years old this year. Released June 1998.
ITV’s second channel was launched in December 1998.
18 years ago Bruce Willis saved us all from an asteroid while Aerosmith stayed at home and sang about it.
12. France ’98
France v Brazil. Ronaldo v Zinedine Zidane. 3-0 to the hosts.
13. Kiss TV
The source of all your pre-drink music is now old enough to drink itself.
14. Saving Private Ryan
18 years on. Still not over it.
15. Believe, Cher
16. The Wild Thornberrys
Eliza, Nigel and the rest first aired in September 1998.
18. Bob The Builder
Can we make you feel old? Yes we can. 18 years old in November.
19. Gran Turismo
First released in Europe on the Playstation in May 1998.
20. The Royle Family
21. Millenium, Robbie Williams
22. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?
First released on ITV in September 1998.
23. Spyro The Dragon
Google was founded September 4th, 1998.