The 5th of January, 1998, fell on a Monday. Day 5 of 1998. Decade: 1990s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 5th of January, 1998:
Former recording artist Sonny Bono dies from a skiing accident.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of January, 1998:
United States: Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John
United Kingdom: Perfect Day - Various Artists
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Titanic" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 5th of January, 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.
James Cameron's movie "Titanic" was being played in movie theaters at the time. The movie went on to gross over $2.1 Billion.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of January:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Ally McBeal - TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
Recess - Cartoon series about a group of six fourth-graders.
Stargate SG-1 - A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
Oz - TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
King of the Hill - Animated series about a family living in Texas.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - TV show about a high school student with magical powers.
Clueless - TV show about a group of friends that live in the posh neighborhood of Beverly Hills.
Everybody Loves Raymond - TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
7th Heaven - Family drama series.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Grand Theft Auto - The first installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. Published by BMG Interactive.
Fallout - Open world role-playing game.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - Platform video game that was published for the PlayStation.
GoldenEye 007 - A first person shooter game that was set in the James Bond universe. Released on the Nintendo 64.
Theme Hospital - Hospital strategy game that was developed by Bullfrog Productions. Released on the PC and PlayStation.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Release by Konami in 1997.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of January, 1998.
7,983 days have passed since this date.
689,731,200 seconds have passed since the 5th of January, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 804,686,400 times.
Since the 5th of January, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 355,901,299,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 114,955,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,316,883 steps. That's about 26,363 miles!
Since this date, 8,276,774 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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