April 5th, 1998

April 5th, 1998, fell on a Sunday. It was day 95 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since April 5th, 1998.



Music Singles

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

  • United States: All My Life - K-Ci & JoJo
  • United Kingdom: It's Like That - Run DMC & Jason Nevins

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Lost in Space" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 5th, 1998 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1998 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, It's Like That by Run DMC & Jason Nevins is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Lost in Space is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Seinfeld", "Friends", "King of the Hill" and "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "GoldenEye 007", "Fallout", "Grand Theft Auto" and "World Cup 98".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Pinky and the Brain", "Goosebumps", "Arthur" and "Pokemon". 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 April 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1998?

    In 1998, the best soccer players were Zinedine Zidane, Davor Šuker, Ronaldo, Michael Owen, Rivaldo, Gabriel Batistuta, Lilian Thuram, Edgar Davids, Dennis Bergkamp, Marcel Desailly and Frank de Boer.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1998?

    In 1998, the best NBA players were Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Gary Payton, Tim Duncan, Karl Malone, Grant Hill, Vin Baker, David Robinson, Tim Hardaway, Rod Strickland, Scottie Pippen, Glen Rice, Reggie Miller, Mitch Richmond and Dikembe Mutombo.

  • 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.

  • Lewinsky Scandal

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 22 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since April 5th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 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 891730800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 5th, 1998:

  • March 6th, 1998: The Big Lebowski (1998) is released.
  • March 25th, 1998: Model Jill Ann Weatherwax is found stabbed to death in Fresno, California.
  • March 29th, 1998: WrestleMania XIV: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeats Shawn Michaels at the FleetCenter in Boston.
  • March 31st, 1998: StarCraft is released.
  • March 31st, 1998: The soccer game "World Cup 98" is released on the PlayStation.
  • April 3rd, 1998: German singer Rob Pilatus dies from an overdose.
  • April 7th, 1998: George Michael is arrested for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public restroom in Beverly Hills, California.
  • April 7th, 1998: Rock band Goo Goo Dolls release their single "Iris".
  • April 15th, 1998: Former Cambodian dictator and Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot dies.
  • April 26th, 1998: Wresting: "Unforgiven: In Your House" - The Undertaker defeats Kane in an Inferno Match and Dude Love beats Stone Cold Steve Austin.
  • May 1st, 1998: The last episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • May 2nd, 1998: English footballer Justin Fashanu commits suicide.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 5th, 1998, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 5th, 1998 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction - Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.
  • 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.

1998 - Kid's TV

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

  • CatDog
  • Dawson's Creek
  • 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
  • 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

Video Games

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

  • StarCraft - RTS game.
  • World Cup 98 - Soccer game developed by EA Sports.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

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


Weather

Weather information for April 5th, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 39.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 4.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.08cm.

US President

Who was the US President on April 5th, 1998?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 5th, 1998?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 5th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 26th of June, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 5th, 1998 is the 13th of January, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 8,324 days have passed since this date.
  • 719,197,200 seconds have passed since the April 5th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 839,063,400 times.
  • Since April 5th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 371,105,755,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 119,866,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 61,850,959 steps. That's about 27,489 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,630,366 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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