Today, we’re celebrating 19 years of helping colleges and universities recruit and retain their best-fit students! So we wanted to take a little trip back to 1998 to see what else is reaching this milestone this year, and maybe take a look at what else debuted 19 years ago.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR 1998
According to Billboard’s Year-End charts, the Titanic Soundtrack came out on top.
SONG OF THE YEAR
You need to give it up // Had about enough
It’s not hard to see… that this song KILLED it on the charts. The Boy Is Mine spent 13 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart!
MOVIE OF THE YEAR
Saving Private Ryan took the top spot as movie of the year! The film, described as “soberly magnificent” by The New York Times, took home the 1999 Golden Globe for Best Picture. The film’s director, Steven Spielberg, also took home Best Director at the 1999 Academy Awards and the 1999 Golden Globes.
TV SHOW DEBUTS
Some of your favorite classics, like That 70’s Show, Sex and the City, Will & Grace, and Dawson’s Creek are all turning 19 this year. Feeling old yet?
Let’s work our way into sports….
SUPER BOWL XXXIII CHAMPION
The Denver Broncos defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII with score of 34 to 19 in Miami, FL. John Elway (38), quarterback for the Broncos at the time, was awarded MVP — becoming the oldest player, at the time, with this accolade (Tom Brady broke that record at this year’s Super Bowl at the age of 39).
1998 World Series Champions
The New York Yankees came out on top against the San Diego Padres in the 1998 World Series. Sweeping the series in four games, the Yankees earned their 24th World Series title in 1998.
And to end the trip back to 1998, let’s look at some gadgets and technology that were born in ’98!
APPLES RELEASES THE ORIGINAL iMAC
On May 6, 1998, Steve Jobs, Apple’s interim CEO at the time, introduced the iMac G3 and was released on August 15th of that year. With sales skyrocketing, the iMac quickly became the #1 computer sold in the US.
PAYPAL IS BORN
PayPal was established in December of 1998 — formerly known as Confinity — in Palo Alto, CA. Originally designed as a money transfer service, PayPal has grown to be one of the world’s largest internet payment companies.
Thanks for taking a walk down memory lane with us! Here’s to many more years of being a trusted technology provided to colleges and universities and reimagining the student experience.