October 7th, 1998, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 280 of 1998. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 9 months and 5 days have passed since October 7th, 1998.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 7th, 1998:
A gay student called Matthew Shepard is found tied to a fence after being beaten and left for dead in Laramie, Wyoming.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 7th, 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 7th, 1998 and it's a Wednesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. 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.
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 "Clueless", "King of the Hill", "CatDog" and "Will & Grace".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Age of Empires", "1080° Snowboarding", "StarCraft" and "Spyro the Dragon". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sister, Sister", "In the House", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Teletubbies". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "Yo-yo", "Littlest Pet Shop" and "Furby".
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 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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
21 years, 9 months and 5 days have passed since October 7th, 1998.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1998.
Leap Year: 1998 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 7th, 1998, will be 21 years of age.
People born in 1998 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 907714800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 7th, 1998:
October 8th, 1998: Impeachment proceedings are initiated against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
October 12th, 1998: American student Matthew Shepard passes away after being tortured and left to die in a field in Wyoming. The case receives widespread media attention as it is considered by many to be a hate crime.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 7th, 1998.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 7th, 1998 was probably conceived around the 28th of December, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 7th, 1998 is the 17th of July, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
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.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 7th, 1998.
7,949 days have passed since this date.
686,793,600 seconds have passed since the October 7th, 1998.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 801,259,200 times.
Since October 7th, 1998, earth has travelled approximately 354,385,497,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 114,465,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,064,250 steps. That's about 26,251 miles!
Since this date, 8,241,523 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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