The 1st of January, 1999, fell on a Friday. Day 1 of 1999. Decade: 1990s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 1st of January, 1999:
A new currency called the Euro is established.
A singing fish called Big Mouth Billy Bass is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of January, 1999:
United States: I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
United Kingdom: Goodbye - Spice Girls
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Patch Adams" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 1st of January, 1999.
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.
Throughout much of 1999, the media focused on Y2K and the dawn of a new millennium. There was also a lot of concern about the "Millennium Bug".
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar is listed as FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 1999.
1999 in movies.
Movies released in 1999 included Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, The Sixth Sense, Toy Story 2, Tarzan, The Matrix, The Mummy, Notting Hill, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Office Space, Fight Club, The Blair Witch Project, The Green Mile and American Pie.
Time Person of the Year 1999
Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos is named as the Time Person of the Year in 1999.
1999 in music.
Popular music artists in 1999 included Monica, Backstreet Boys, Cher, Whitney Houston, N Sync, TLC, Sixpence None the Richer, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Pearl Jam, Destiny's Child, Ja Rule, Jay-Z, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of January:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Powerpuff Girls - Cartoon about a group of sisters with superpowers.
Becker - TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
Charmed - TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
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.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Released on the Nintendo 64.
Half-Life - Sci-fi first person shooter game developed by Valve Corporation.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of January, 1999.
7,623 days have passed since this date.
658,627,200 seconds have passed since the 1st of January, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 768,398,400 times.
Since the 1st of January, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 339,851,635,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 109,771,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,641,939 steps. That's about 25,174 miles!
Since this date, 7,903,526 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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