Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Capricorn.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: The 5th of January, 1998 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
Age: Anyone born on the 5th of January, 1998, will be 21 years of age.
American Format: 01-05-1998 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1998-01-05. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19980105" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 883958400.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of January:
Twelfth Night (Sweden)
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.
American model and television host Jenny McCarthy is listed as FHM's sexiest model in 1998.
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.
Weather information for the 5th of January, 1998:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 43.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 6.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.
London, England: Temperature: 4.89 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 12.95cm.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 5th of January, 1998.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 5th of January, 1998 was probably conceived around the 28th of March, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of January, 1998 is the 15th of October, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 5th of January, 1998. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of January, 1998.
7,748 days have passed since this date.
669,427,200 seconds have passed since the 5th of January, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 780,998,400 times.
Since the 5th of January, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 345,424,435,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,571,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,570,739 steps. That's about 25,587 miles!
Since this date, 8,033,126 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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