2nd of May, 1998

The 2nd of May, 1998, fell on a Saturday. Day 122 of 1998. Decade: 1990s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 2nd of May, 1998:

  • English footballer Justin Fashanu commits suicide.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of May, 1998:

  • United States: Too Close - Next
  • United Kingdom: All That I Need - Boyzone

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "He Got Game" 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 2nd of May, 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.

  • Jenny McCarthy

    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.

  • Lewinsky Scandal

    In January of 1998, news of the Lewinsky Scandal began to break. Bill Clinton, who was the US President at the time, was accused of engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a White House intern. In August of 1998, Clinton admits that he had an improper physical relationship with the intern.

  • Eurovision 1998

    The 1998 Eurovision song contest is held in Birmingham, England. Israel win the contest with the song "Diva" by Dana International.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 21 years, 6 months and 14 days have passed since the 2nd of May, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 2nd of May, 1998, will be 21 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 894063600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 2nd of May, 1998:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 2nd of May, 1998, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of May, 1998 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Weather

Weather information for the 2nd of May, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 61.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.78 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 2nd of May, 1998.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of May, 1998 was probably conceived around the 23rd of July, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of May, 1998 is the 9th of February, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

2nd of May

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of May:

  • 2nd of May, 1519: Leonardo da Vinci dies.
  • 2nd of May, 1997: The Labour Party in Britain return to power after 18 years.
  • 2nd of May, 1997: Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 2nd of May, 2011: 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden is killed by a United States special forces military unit in Pakistan.
  • 2nd of May, 1993: Football: Manchester United win their first league title in 26 years.
  • 2nd of May, 2003: The X-Men movie X2 (2003) is released.
  • 2nd of May, 2007: Football: A.C. Milan progress to the Champions League final after defeating Manchester United 3-0 at the San Siro
  • 2nd of May, 2007: Rapper Soulja Boy releases his single "Crank That".
  • 2nd of May, 2008: The movie Iron Man (2008) is released.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place - TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.
  • CatDog - Animated show about conjoined siblings - a cat and a dog.
  • Dawson's Creek - American teen drama.
  • 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.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • StarCraft - RTS game.
  • 1080° Snowboarding - Snowboard racing game.
  • Tenchu: Stealth Assassins - Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation.
  • Resident Evil 2 - The second game in the series. Starring Leon and Claire as they traverse the Zombie-filled streets of Raccoon City.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of May, 1998.

  • 7,865 days have passed since this date.
  • 679,539,600 seconds have passed since the 2nd of May, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 792,796,200 times.
  • Since the 2nd of May, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 350,642,433,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 113,256,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 58,440,406 steps. That's about 25,974 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,154,475 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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