The 7th of October, 1998, fell on a Wednesday. Day 280 of 1998. Decade: 1990s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 7th of October, 1998:
A gay student called Matthew Shepard is found tied to a fence after being beaten and left for dead in Laramie, Wyoming.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 7th of October, 1998:
United States: The First Night - Monica
United Kingdom: Rollercoaster - B*Witched
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Rush Hour" 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 October, 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.
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.
A musical subgenre called "Nu metal" is beginning to rise in popularity. Popular bands such as Korn are pioneering the new sound. In August of 1998, Korn release their album "Follow the Leader", which peaks at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 7th of October:
12th of October, 1998: American student Matthew Shepard passes away after being tortured and left to die in a field in Wyoming. The case receives widespread media attention as it is considered by many to be a hate crime.
7th of October, 2016: Russia is publicly accused of trying to interfere with the U.S. Presidential Election.
7th of October, 2016: Private emails from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign are released by Wikileaks.
7th of October, 2016: Donald Trump's "Grab her by the p*ssy" comments are released by The Washington Post.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Charmed - TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace - TV series.
The King of Queens - Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Wild Thornberrys - Cartoon series about a family called the Thornberrys.
That '70s Show - Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.
Sex and the City - A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
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.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Spyro the Dragon - Platform video game.
Metal Gear Solid - Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation. Starring Solid Snake.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six - Tactical shooter game.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 7th of October, 1998.
7,710 days have passed since this date.
666,147,600 seconds have passed since the 7th of October, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 777,172,200 times.
Since the 7th of October, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 343,732,161,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,024,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,288,694 steps. That's about 25,462 miles!
Since this date, 7,993,771 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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