7th of May, 1998

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 7th of May, 1998, fell on a Thursday.
  • Decade: 1990s.
  • 19 years, 7 months and 13 days have passed since the 7th of May, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1998.
  • Day 127 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date 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 7th of May, 1998 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 7th of May, 1998, will be 19 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-07-1998 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1998-05-07. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19980507" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 894495600.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 7th of May, 1998:

  • United States: Too Close - Next
  • United Kingdom: Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade - All Saints

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 7th 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Weather

Weather information for the 7th of May, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 64.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.17 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 7th of May, 1998.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 7th of May, 1998 was probably conceived around the 28th of July, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 7th of May, 1998 is the 14th of February, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 1st of May, 1998: The last episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • 2nd of May, 1998: English footballer Justin Fashanu commits suicide.
  • 8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • 25th of May, 1998: The single "C'est la Vie" is released by Irish girl group B*Witched.
  • 28th of May, 1998: Actor Phil Hartman is shot and killed by his wife. Hartman had voiced The Simpsons characters such as Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure.
  • 3rd of June, 1998: 101 people are killed when a high-speed train derails in Germany.
  • 5th of June, 1998: The film The Truman Show (1998) is released.
  • 6th of June, 1998: The song "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" is released by rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard.
  • 6th of June, 1998: The first episode of Sex and the City is aired.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 7th of May:

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 7th of May:

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 7th of May, 1998. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 7th of May, 1998.

  • 7,165 days have passed since this date.
  • 619,059,600 seconds have passed since the 7th of May, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 722,236,200 times.
  • Since the 7th of May, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 319,434,753,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 103,176,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 53,239,126 steps. That's about 23,662 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,428,715 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Thursday" in other languages is:

  • German: Donnerstag.
  • French: Jeudi.
  • Italian: Giovedi.
  • Spanish: Jueves.
  • Portuguese: Quinta-feira.

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