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 17th 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 17th of May, 1998, will be 21 years of age.
American Format: 05-17-1998 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1998-05-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19980517" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 895359600.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:
Constitution Day (Norway)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of May, 1998:
United States: Too Close - Next
United Kingdom: Turn Back Time - Aqua
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Deep Impact" 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 17th 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.
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.
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.
The 1998 Eurovision song contest is held in Birmingham, England. Israel win the contest with the song "Diva" by Dana International.
Weather information for the 17th of May, 1998:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 67.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 17th of May, 1998.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th 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 17th of May, 1998.
7,730 days have passed since this date.
667,872,000 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 779,184,000 times.
Since the 17th of May, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 344,621,952,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,312,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,436,992 steps. That's about 25,528 miles!
Since this date, 8,014,464 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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