May 5th, 1998, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 125 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
22 years, 3 months and 6 days have passed since May 5th, 1998.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 5th, 1998:
United States: Too Close - Next
United Kingdom: Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade - All Saints
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.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 5th, 1998 and it's a Tuesday. The summer of 1998 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Too Close by Next is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Under The Bridge / Lady Marmalade by All Saints is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie He Got Game 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Star Trek: Voyager", "Xena: Warrior Princess", "Oz" and "Dawson's Creek". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "GoldenEye 007", "Age of Empires", "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins" and "1080° Snowboarding".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Bill Nye the Science Guy", "Pinky and the Brain", "Pokemon" and "Recess". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "Yo-yo", "Bop It" and "Spice Girls dolls".
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 May 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.
The 1998 Eurovision song contest is held in Birmingham, England. Israel win the contest with the song "Diva" by Dana International.
Basic facts and information about this date:
22 years, 3 months and 6 days have passed since May 5th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 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 894322800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 5th, 1998:
April 7th, 1998: George Michael is arrested for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public restroom in Beverly Hills, California.
April 15th, 1998: Former Cambodian dictator and Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot dies.
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.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 5th, 1998.
8,134 days have passed since this date.
702,777,600 seconds have passed since the May 5th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 819,907,200 times.
Since May 5th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 362,633,241,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 117,129,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,438,874 steps. That's about 26,862 miles!
Since this date, 8,433,331 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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