May 7th, 1998

May 7th, 1998, fell on a Thursday. It was day 127 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 4 months and 18 days have passed since May 7th, 1998.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 7th, 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 7th, 1998 and it's a Thursday. 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 "Melrose Place", "JAG", "Clueless" and "King of the Hill". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee", "Resident Evil 2", "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins" and "StarCraft".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Doug", "Moesha", "Hey Arnold!" and "Recess". Popular toys include the likes of "Sylvanian Families", "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 May 7th, 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.

  • 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:

  • 22 years, 4 months and 18 days have passed since May 7th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 7th, 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 894495600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 7th, 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.
  • May 1st, 1998: The last episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • May 2nd, 1998: English footballer Justin Fashanu commits suicide.
  • May 8th, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • May 13th, 1998: Football: Chelsea win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final after a goal from Gianfranco Zola helps them defeat VfB Stuttgart 1-0.
  • May 14th, 1998: Frank Sinatra dies from a heart attack at the age of 82.
  • May 14th, 1998: The final episode of "Seinfield" is aired..
  • May 16th, 1998: FA Cup Final 1998: Goals from Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.
  • May 20th, 1998: Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Juventus 1-0.
  • May 20th, 1998: Actor Charlie Sheen suffers a stroke after overdosing on cocaine.
  • May 22nd, 1998: The Good Friday Agreement is endorsed by referendums in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • May 25th, 1998: The single "C'est la Vie" is released by Irish girl group B*Witched.
  • May 28th, 1998: Actor Phil Hartman is shot and killed by his wife. Hartman had voiced The Simpsons characters such as Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure.
  • May 29th, 1998: Orlando Anderson (the prime suspect behind rapper Tupac Shakur's murder) is killed following a gang-related shootout.
  • May 31st, 1998: Geri Halliwell announces that she is leaving the Spice Girls.
  • June 3rd, 1998: 101 people are killed when a high-speed train derails in Germany.
  • June 5th, 1998: The film The Truman Show (1998) is released.
  • June 6th, 1998: The song "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" is released by rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard.
  • June 6th, 1998: The first episode of Sex and the City is aired.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 7th, 1998, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 7th, 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
  • 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 7th of May:


Weather

Weather information for May 7th, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 64.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.17 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 7th, 1998.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 7th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 28th of July, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 7th, 1998 is the 14th of February, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

Video 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.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 7th, 1998.

  • 8,177 days have passed since this date.
  • 706,492,800 seconds have passed since the May 7th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 824,241,600 times.
  • Since May 7th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 364,550,284,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 117,748,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,758,381 steps. That's about 27,004 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,477,914 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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