May 8th, 1998, was a Friday. It was day 128 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
23 years, 4 months and 12 days have passed since May 8th, 1998.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
What happened on May 8th, 1998?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 8th, 1998.
The movie "He Got Game" was at the top of the box office on May 8th, 1998.
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In May of 1998, Apple unveiled their new desktop computer: The iMac.
On May 2nd, 1998, soccer player Justin Fashanu committed suicide at the age of 37. Fashanu had been on the run from police since April, when a 17-year-old boy in the United States accused him of sexual assault.
The 1998 Eurovision song contest was held in Birmingham, England. Israel won the contest with the song "Diva" by Dana International.
At the start of May, 1998, the final episode of Father Ted was aired on Channel 4.
At the end of March, 1998, a new game called "Grand Theft Auto" was released.
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 admitted that he had an improper physical relationship with Lewinsky.
"My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion went on to win a Grammy for 1998's Record of the Year.
At the end of the 1990s, pagers started to die out. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message in question was a memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.
American model and television host Jenny McCarthy was listed as FHM's sexiest model 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.
"Shakespeare in Love" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998.
During the late 1990s and early naughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.
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.
During this period, the Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included the likes of Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007 and Yoshi's Story.
The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.
During this period, people were using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
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Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 8th, 1998.
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Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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