May 30, 1998

May 30, 1998, was a Saturday. It was 26 years, 1 month, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on May 30, 1998:

  • More than 4,000 people are killed by an earthquake in northern Afghanistan.
Song charts

Popular songs

On May 30, 1998, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Too Close" by Next
  • United Kingdom: "Feel It" by Tamperer & Maya

The music charts on May 30, 1998

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Too Close - Next
  • My All - Mariah Carey
  • You're Still The One - Shania Twain
  • I Get Lonely - Janet Featuring Blackstreet
  • Everybody [Backstreet's Back] - Backstreet Boys
Play the top songs from 1998
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1998. Take a trip back to the days of Cher, Celine Dion, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Robbie Williams and Faithless.

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Godzilla".


This date was 9,552 days ago. Approximately 318 months have passed. It was the 150th day of 1998, in week 22. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 26 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 106 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 30, 1998

Let's go back to the nineties.

It is Saturday, May 30, 1998. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

The summer of 1998 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In the United States, the Memorial Day weekend of 1998 has recently come and gone. To many, this means that the summer has officially started. In America, the song "Too Close" by Next is at the top of the singles charts, while "Feel It" by Tamperer & Maya is the number-one song in the UK.

Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Godzilla is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is starting to become more widespread. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network.

The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage—a big change from the darker "grunge" colors of the early 1990s. Women are wearing maxi skirts, bell bottoms, knee boots, crop tops, tube tops, slip dresses, maxi coats, and platform shoes. Meanwhile, a lot of men have ditched their grunge and skater clothes in favor of a "dress casual" look. They are also beginning to cut their hair shorter. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Michelle Thomas, Big L, Stanley Kubrick, and Joe DiMaggio would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Home Improvement", "Step by Step", and "Baywatch".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Final Fantasy VII", "Star Fox 64", "Diddy Kong Racing", and "Gran Turismo". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Nanny", "In the House", "7th Heaven", and "Pokemon". Popular toys at the moment include Lego Pirates, Yo-yo, the Sega Saturn, and the Nintendo 64.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 30, 1998.

  • Seinfeld comes to an end.

    Seinfeld comes to an end

    The final episode of the sitcom Seinfeld aired on NBC on May 14th, 1998.
  • The iMac is unveiled.

    The iMac is unveiled

    Apple unveiled its new desktop computer, the iMac, around this time.
  • Eurovision 1998.

    Eurovision 1998

    The 1998 Eurovision song contest was held in Birmingham, England. Israel won the contest with the song "Diva" by Dana International.
  • Grand Theft Auto.

    Grand Theft Auto

    A new video game called "Grand Theft Auto" was released in the United States in March 1998. The game was displayed from a top-down perspective.
  • The Lewinsky Scandal.

    The 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 admitted that he had an improper physical relationship with Lewinsky.
  • Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"

    Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"

    "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion went on to win a Grammy for 1998's Record of the Year.
  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out

    Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that 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.
  • 1998 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players 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.
  • Bill Clinton & Ken Starr.

    Bill Clinton & Ken Starr

    US President Bill Clinton and Ken Starr, the lawyer who published the Starr Report, were both named Time Person of the Year in 1998.
  • 1998 in movies.

    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.
  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • Jenny McCarthy.

    Jenny McCarthy

    American model and television host Jenny McCarthy was listed as FHM's sexiest model in 1998.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.

    Shakespeare in Love

    "Shakespeare in Love" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1998.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
  • Ask Jeeves.

    Ask Jeeves

    Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    Late 1990s Fashion

    Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts, and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more prominent. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread among young men as brands such as "Old Navy" and "Abercrombie & Fitch" became more and more popular. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colors.
  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
  • The Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    Although the Internet existed, it was still something of a novelty in the late 1990s. Many people had to visit their local library just to "surf the web". Social media wasn't a thing yet, and most sites consisted of gaudy, static web pages.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 30, 1998.

  • May 1, 1998: The last episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • May 2, 1998: English footballer Justin Fashanu commits suicide.
  • May 4, 1998: Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski is given four life sentences plus 30 years.
  • May 6, 1998: Apple's first iMac computer is unveiled to the public by Steve Jobs.
  • May 8, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • May 10, 1998:
    • German soccer player Jürgen Klinsmann plays his last ever game.
    • Sinn Fein votes to accept the Good Friday peace agreement.
  • May 12, 1998: DMX releases his debut album "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot".
  • May 13, 1998:
    • Football: Chelsea win the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final after a goal from Gianfranco Zola helps them defeat VfB Stuttgart 1-0.
    • Spice Girls singer "Mel B" becomes engaged to Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar.
  • May 14, 1998:
    • Frank Sinatra dies from a heart attack at the age of 82.
    • The final episode of "Seinfeld" is aired.
    • The first episode of the "claymated" series Celebrity Deathmatch is aired on MTV.
  • May 16, 1998: FA Cup Final 1998: Goals from Marc Overmars and Nicolas Anelka help Arsenal secure a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United.
  • May 20, 1998:
    • Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Juventus 1-0.
    • Actor Charlie Sheen suffers a stroke after overdosing on cocaine.
  • May 22, 1998: The Good Friday Agreement is endorsed by referendums in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • May 25, 1998: The single "C'est la Vie" is released by Irish girl group B*Witched.
  • May 28, 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 29, 1998: The prime suspect behind the murder of Tupac Shakur, Orlando Anderson, is killed following a gang-related shootout in Compton.
  • This date: May 30, 1998
  • May 31, 1998: Geri Halliwell announces that she is leaving the Spice Girls.
  • June 3, 1998: 101 people are killed when a high-speed train derails in Germany.
  • June 5, 1998:
    • The film The Truman Show (1998) is released.
    • The Associated Press releases a prepared obituary for comedian Bob Hope by mistake.
    • Workers go on strike at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan.
  • June 6, 1998:
    • Pras releases the song "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)", featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and Mýa.
    • The first episode of Sex and the City is aired.
  • June 8, 1998: The song "Carnaval de Paris" is released for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.
  • June 9, 1998: Soccer star Stan Collymore assaults his girlfriend Ulrika Jonsson at a bar in Paris.
  • June 10, 1998: The 1998 FIFA World Cup starts in France.
  • June 12, 1998: The tabloid talk show "Geraldo" comes to an end after 10 years.
  • June 14, 1998:
    • The Chicago Bulls win the 1998 NBA Finals after they defeat the Utah Jazz 4-2.
    • Michael Jordan plays his final game for the Chicago Bulls.
  • June 19, 1998: The movie Mulan (1998) is released.
  • June 24, 1998: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore announce that they are separating after 10 years of marriage.
  • June 29, 1998:
    • Wrestling: William Regal makes his first WWF appearance.
    • English singer Billie Piper releases her debut single "Because We Want To".
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 30, 1998, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 30, 1998 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1998

In May 1998, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from May 1998.

Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun

Cars in 1998

1998 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Escalade, the Volkswagen New Beetle, the Ford Cougar, the Ford Focus, the Clio Renault Sport, and the Fiat Multipla.

Cars in 1998.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on May 30, 1998

If you were a kid on May 30, 1998, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

Men in Black: The Series
Men in Black: The Series
Teen Angel
Teen Angel
Mummies Alive!
Mummies Alive!
City Guys
City Guys
USA High
USA High
Cow And Chicken
Cow And Chicken

Popular toys and games in 1998

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Bop It
Bop It
Car City Carpet
Car City Carpet
The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64
The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi
The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Dear Diary
Dear Diary
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 1998.

Gran Turismo 1998
Gran Turismo
StarCraft 1998
World Cup 98 1998
World Cup 98
1080° Snowboarding 1998
1080° Snowboarding
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins 1998
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
Resident Evil 2 1998
Resident Evil 2
Diddy Kong Racing 1997
Diddy Kong Racing
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 1997
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 1997
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Age of Empires 1997
Age of Empires
Grand Theft Auto 1997
Grand Theft Auto
Fallout 1997

Were you born on May 30, 1998?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1998.

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If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 30, 2004, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 30.

Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

Voice actor Deceased
Born on May 30, 1908
He was not alive on this date.

Big L

Big L

Rapper Deceased
Born on May 30, 1974
He turned 24 on this day in 1998.

Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green

Born on May 30, 1974
He turned 24 on this day in 1998.

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard

Soccer player
Born on May 30, 1980
He turned 18 on this day in 1998.

Eddie Jamaal Griffin

Eddie Jamaal Griffin

NBA player Deceased
Born on May 30, 1982
He turned 16 on this day in 1998.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 30, 1998.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 30, 1998 was most likely conceived around September 6, 1997.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 30, 1998 is close to February 20, 1999.

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Stats for May 30, 1998


Here are some interesting statistics about May 30, 1998:

  • 9,552 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,364 weeks have passed.
  • 825,292,800 seconds have passed since May 30, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 962,841,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 425,851,084,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 137,548,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 70,975,181 steps. That's roughly 31,545 miles.
  • 9,903,514 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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