October 5th, 1998

October 5th, 1998, fell on a Monday. It was day 278 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 1 months and 22 days have passed since October 5th, 1998.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 5th, 1998:

  • United States: The First Night - Monica
  • United Kingdom: Rollercoaster - B*Witched

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Rush Hour" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 5th, 1998 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song The First Night by Monica is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Rollercoaster by B*Witched is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Rush Hour is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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.

A musical subgenre called "Nu metal" is beginning to take off, aided by the success of bands such as Korn. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Walker, Texas Ranger", "The Nanny", "ER" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Resident Evil 2", "StarCraft", "Metal Gear Solid" and "Spyro the Dragon".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Home Improvement", "7th Heaven" and "USA High". Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "Super Soaker (water gun)", "Littlest Pet Shop" and "Groovy Girls".


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 October 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.

  • 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.

  • Nu metal

    A musical subgenre called "Nu metal" is beginning to rise in popularity. Popular bands such as Korn are pioneering the new sound. In August of 1998, Korn release their album "Follow the Leader", which peaks at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 22 years, 1 months and 22 days have passed since October 5th, 1998.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1998.
  • Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 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 907542000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 5th, 1998:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 5th, 1998, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1998 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 5th, 1998 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Will & Grace - TV series.
  • The King of Queens - Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
  • The Wild Thornberrys - Cartoon series about a family called the Thornberrys.
  • That '70s Show - Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.
  • Sex and the City - A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
  • 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.

1998 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1998.

  • The Wild Thornberrys
  • That '70s Show
  • 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
  • The Nanny
  • Tales from the Cryptkeeper
  • Animaniacs
  • 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:

  • Furby
  • Groovy Girls
  • 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 5th of October:


Weather

Weather information for October 5th, 1998:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.4 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 51.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on October 5th, 1998?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 5th, 1998?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 5th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 26th of December, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 5th, 1998 is the 15th of July, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Spyro the Dragon - Platform video game.
  • Metal Gear Solid - Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation. Starring Solid Snake.
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six - Tactical shooter game.
  • StarCraft - RTS game.
  • World Cup 98 - Soccer game developed by EA Sports.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 5th, 1998.

  • 8,089 days have passed since this date.
  • 698,893,200 seconds have passed since the October 5th, 1998.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 815,375,400 times.
  • Since October 5th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 360,628,891,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 116,482,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,104,815 steps. That's about 26,713 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,386,718 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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