February 5th, 1998, fell on a Thursday. It was day 36 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
22 years, 5 months and 8 days have passed since February 5th, 1998.
On This Date
Events that occurred on February 5th, 1998:
Slaughter guitarist Tim Kelly dies in a car accident.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 5th, 1998:
United States: Together Again - Janet Jackson
United Kingdom: Doctor Jones - Aqua
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 February 5th, 1998 and it's a Thursday. In America, the song Together Again by Janet Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Doctor Jones by Aqua 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. The Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal is receiving ongoing media attention.
The Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski has recently been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Music fans are in mourning following the death of Slaughter guitarist Tim Kelly in a car accident. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Mad About You", "Father Ted", "3rd Rock from the Sun" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee", "Fallout", "Age of Empires" and "Resident Evil 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "7th Heaven", "Daria" and "Smart Guy". Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Yo-yo", "PlayStation (PS1)" and "Tamagotchi".
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 February 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.
Shakespeare in Love
"Shakespeare in Love" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998.
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.
In January of 1998, news of the Lewinsky Scandal began to break. Bill Clinton, who was the US President at the time, was accused of engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a White House intern. In August of 1998, Clinton admits that he had an improper physical relationship with the intern.
Basic facts and information about this date:
22 years, 5 months and 8 days have passed since February 5th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on February 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 886636800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around February 5th, 1998:
January 14th, 1998: $1.6 million in cash is stolen in a bank robbery at the Bank of America in the World Trade Center.
Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 26.5 degrees Fahrenheit. -3.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 6.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on February 5th, 1998.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 5th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 28th of April, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 5th, 1998 is the 15th of November, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Resident Evil 2 - The second game in the series. Starring Leon and Claire as they traverse the Zombie-filled streets of Raccoon City.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 5th, 1998.
8,195 days have passed since this date.
708,044,400 seconds have passed since the February 5th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 826,051,800 times.
Since February 5th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 365,350,910,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 118,007,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,891,818 steps. That's about 27,063 miles!
Since this date, 8,496,533 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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