12th of October, 1998

The 12th of October, 1998, fell on a Monday. Day 285 of 1998. Decade: 1990s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 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


Music Singles

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.

  • 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.

  • Nu metal

    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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of October:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 21 years, 1 months and 8 days have passed since the 12th of October, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 12th of October, 1998, will be 21 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 908146800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 12th of October, 1998:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 12th of October, 1998, 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.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 12th of October:

  • Thanksgiving (Canada)
  • Columbus Day (USA)

Weather

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.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.11 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 12th of October, 1998.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 12th of October, 1998 was probably conceived around the 2nd of January, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 12th of October, 1998 is the 22nd of July, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

12th of October

Events that have occurred on the 12th of October:


Television

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.

Computer Games

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?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 12th of October, 1998.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of October, 1998.

  • 7,709 days have passed since this date.
  • 666,061,200 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 777,071,400 times.
  • Since the 12th of October, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 343,687,579,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,010,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,281,263 steps. That's about 25,458 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,992,734 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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