12th of October, 1998

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • 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
  • Decade: 1990s.
  • 20 years, 0 months and 6 days have passed since the 12th of October, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1998.
  • Day 285 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • 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.

Holidays

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

  • Thanksgiving (Canada)
  • Columbus Day (USA)

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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).

Around This Time...

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

On This Date

Historical 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

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

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 12th of October, 1998. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 7,311 days have passed since this date.
  • 631,670,400 seconds have passed since the 12th of October, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 736,948,800 times.
  • Since the 12th of October, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 325,941,926,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 105,278,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,323,654 steps. That's about 24,144 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,580,045 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Montag.
  • French: Lundi.
  • Italian: Lunedi.
  • Spanish: Lunes.
  • Portuguese: Segunda-feira.

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