What Day: The 12th of October, 1998, fell on a Monday.
On this exact date: 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
20 years, 9 months and 6 days have passed since the 12th of October, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1998.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Libra.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
Native American Zodiac: The 12th of October, 1998 falls under the Raven.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
Age: Anyone born on the 12th of October, 1998, will be 20 years of age.
American Format: 10-12-1998 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1998-10-12. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19981012" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 908146800.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 12th of October:
Columbus Day (USA)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of October, 1998:
United States: One Week - Barenaked Ladies
United Kingdom: Girlfriend - Billie
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Antz" 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 12th 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.
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.
Weather information for the 12th of October, 1998:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.7 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 3 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 54.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 12.39 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of October, 1998.
7,584 days have passed since this date.
655,257,600 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 764,467,200 times.
Since the 12th of October, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 338,112,921,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 109,209,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,352,154 steps. That's about 25,045 miles!
Since this date, 7,863,091 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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