2nd of May, 1998

The 2nd of May, 1998, fell on a Saturday. Day 122 of 1998. Decade: 1990s.

21 years, 9 months and 22 days have passed since the 2nd of May, 1998.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 2nd of May, 1998:

  • English footballer Justin Fashanu commits suicide.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 2nd of May, 1998:

  • United States: Too Close - Next
  • United Kingdom: All That I Need - Boyzone

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "He Got Game" 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 2nd of May, 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.

  • 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.

  • Kids' TV - 1998.

    Children in 1998 would have been watching TV shows such as Kenan & Kel, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, "Sister, Sister", All That, "Hey Arnold!", Teletubbies, Dawson's Creek, Rugrats, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, City Guys, USA High, Johnny Bravo, Wishbone, Men in Black: The Series, Recess, CatDog, "Bear in the Big Blue House", Dexter's Laboratory, Arthur, The Powerpuff Girls, "That '70s Show", The Wild Thornberrys and Bob the Builder.

  • 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.

  • Eurovision 1998

    The 1998 Eurovision song contest is held in Birmingham, England. Israel win the contest with the song "Diva" by Dana International.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 21 years, 9 months and 22 days have passed since the 2nd of May, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 2nd of May, 1998, will be 21 years of age.
  • People born in 1998 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 894063600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 2nd of May, 1998:

  • 3rd of April, 1998: German singer Rob Pilatus dies from an overdose.
  • 7th of April, 1998: George Michael is arrested for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public restroom in Beverly Hills, California.
  • 15th of April, 1998: Former Cambodian dictator and Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot dies.
  • 1st of May, 1998: The last episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • 8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • 13th of May, 1998: Football: Chelsea win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final after a goal from Gianfranco Zola helps them defeat VfB Stuttgart 1-0.
  • 14th of May, 1998: Frank Sinatra dies from a heart attack at the age of 82.
  • 14th of May, 1998: The final episode of "Seinfield" is aired..
  • 16th of May, 1998: FA Cup Final 1998: Goals from Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.
  • 20th of May, 1998: Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Juventus 1-0.
  • 20th of May, 1998: Actor Charlie Sheen suffers a stroke after overdosing on cocaine.
  • 22nd of May, 1998: The Good Friday Agreement is endorsed by referendums in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • 25th of May, 1998: The single "C'est la Vie" is released by Irish girl group B*Witched.
  • 28th of May, 1998: Actor Phil Hartman is shot and killed by his wife. Hartman had voiced The Simpsons characters such as Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure.
  • 29th of May, 1998: Orlando Anderson (the prime suspect behind rapper Tupac Shakur's murder) is killed following a gang-related shootout.
  • 31st of May, 1998: Geri Halliwell announces that she is leaving the Spice Girls.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 2nd of May, 1998, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 2nd of May, 1998 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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.
  • 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.

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of May:


Weather

Weather information for the 2nd of May, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 61.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.78 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 2nd of May, 1998.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 2nd of May, 1998 was probably conceived around the 23rd of July, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 2nd of May, 1998 is the 9th of February, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

2nd of May

Events that have occurred on the 2nd of May:

  • 2nd of May, 1519: Leonardo da Vinci dies.
  • 2nd of May, 1997: The Labour Party in Britain return to power after 18 years.
  • 2nd of May, 1997: Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 2nd of May, 2011: 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden is killed by a United States special forces military unit in Pakistan.
  • 2nd of May, 1962: Football: Portuguese side Benfica win the European Cup after they defeat Real Madrid 5-3 at the Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam.
  • 2nd of May, 1964: FA Cup Final 1964: West Ham United defeat Preston North End 3-2.
  • 2nd of May, 1972: 91 people are killed by a fire at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho.
  • 2nd of May, 1993: Football: Manchester United win their first league title in 26 years.
  • 2nd of May, 2003: The X-Men movie X2 (2003) is released.
  • 2nd of May, 2004: Football: Leeds United are relegated from the Premier League after a 4-1 defeat at Bolton.
  • 2nd of May, 2007: Football: A.C. Milan progress to the Champions League final after defeating Manchester United 3-0 at the San Siro
  • 2nd of May, 2007: Rapper Soulja Boy releases his single "Crank That".
  • 2nd of May, 2008: The movie Iron Man (2008) is released.
  • 2nd of May, 2016: Football: Leicester City are crowned Premier League champions after title rivals Tottenham Hotspur draw 2-2 with Chelsea.
  • 2nd of May, 2016: Afeni Shakur passes away.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 2nd of May, 1998.

  • 7,968 days have passed since this date.
  • 688,438,800 seconds have passed since the 2nd of May, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 803,178,600 times.
  • Since the 2nd of May, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 355,234,420,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 114,739,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,205,737 steps. That's about 26,314 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,261,266 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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