January 5th, 1998

January 5th, 1998, fell on a Monday. It was day 5 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 6 months and 4 days have passed since January 5th, 1998.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 5th, 1998:

  • Former recording artist Sonny Bono dies from a skiing accident.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 5th, 1998:

  • United States: Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John
  • United Kingdom: Perfect Day - Various Artists

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Titanic" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 5th, 1998 and it's a Monday. People have started to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Perfect Day by Various Artists is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Titanic is at the top of the Box Office. It's 1998, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Brandy, Monica, Aerosmith, R. Kelly, K-Ci & JoJo, Céline Dion, All Saints, Steps and Will Smith.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Family Matters", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "ER" and "Star Trek: Voyager". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Theme Hospital", "Fallout", "Grand Theft Auto" and "Age of Empires". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Secret World of Alex Mack", "Pinky and the Brain", "Hey Arnold!" and "Recess".

Popular toys include the likes of "Sylvanian Families", "Polly Pocket", "Super Soaker (water gun)" and "Littlest Pet Shop".


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 January 5th, 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.

  • Titanic.

    James Cameron's movie "Titanic" was being played in movie theaters at the time. The movie went on to gross over $2.1 Billion.

  • Shakespeare in Love

    "Shakespeare in Love" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998.

  • 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.

  • Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"

    "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion would go on to win a Grammy for 1998's Record of the Year.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 22 years, 6 months and 4 days have passed since January 5th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 5th, 1998, will be 22 years of age.
  • People born in 1998 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 883958400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 5th, 1998:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 5th, 1998, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 5th, 1998 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Ally McBeal - TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
  • Recess - Cartoon series about a group of six fourth-graders.
  • Stargate SG-1 - A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
  • Oz - TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
  • King of the Hill - Animated series about a family living in Texas.
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - TV show about a high school student with magical powers.
  • Clueless - TV show about a group of friends that live in the posh neighborhood of Beverly Hills.
  • Everybody Loves Raymond - TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
  • 7th Heaven - Family drama series.
  • Kenan & Kel - Nickelodeon TV show about two friends called Kenan and Kel.
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun - Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.

1998 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1998.

"Bear in the Big Blue House" - "Teen Angel" - "City Guys" - "Recess" - "USA High" - "The Angry Beavers" - "Smart Guy" - "Pokemon" - "Teletubbies" - "Daria" - "Hey Arnold!" - "Arthur" - "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" - "Blue's Clues" - "7th Heaven" - "Kenan & Kel" - "Moesha" - "Goosebumps" - "Hang Time" - "Pinky and the Brain" - "In the House" - "Dexter's Laboratory" - "The Secret World of Alex Mack" - "Friends" - "All That" - "Sister, Sister" - "Weird Science" - "The Nanny" - "Tales from the Cryptkeeper" - "Animaniacs" - "Bill Nye the Science Guy" - "Home Improvement" - "Doug" - "Rugrats" - "Beverly Hills, 90210" - "The Simpsons"


1998 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1998:

  • Spice Girls dolls
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • Tamagotchi
  • PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of January:

  • Twelfth Night (Sweden)

Weather

Weather information for January 5th, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 43.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 6.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.89 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 12.95cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 5th, 1998.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 5th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 28th of March, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 5th, 1998 is the 15th of October, 1998. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Age of Empires - History-based RTS game by Ensemble Studios.
  • Grand Theft Auto - The first installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. Published by BMG Interactive.
  • Fallout - Open world role-playing game.
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - Platform video game that was published for the PlayStation.
  • GoldenEye 007 - A first person shooter game that was set in the James Bond universe. Released on the Nintendo 64.
  • Theme Hospital - Hospital strategy game that was developed by Bullfrog Productions. Released on the PC and PlayStation.
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Release by Konami in 1997.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 5th, 1998.

  • 8,222 days have passed since this date.
  • 710,377,200 seconds have passed since the January 5th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 828,773,400 times.
  • Since January 5th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 366,554,635,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 118,396,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 61,092,439 steps. That's about 27,152 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,524,526 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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