Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
Native American Zodiac: The 1st of May, 1999 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
Age: Anyone born on the 1st of May, 1999, will be 20 years of age.
American Format: 05-01-1999 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1999-05-01. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19990501" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 925513200.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of May:
May Day / Labour Day (France)
International Workers' Day
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of May, 1999:
United States: No Scrubs - TLC
United Kingdom: Perfect Moment - Martine McCutcheon
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Entrapment" 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 May, 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.
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.
In March of 1999, the Nokia 3210 was released. Over the course of 1999 and 2000, the Nokia 3210 went on to become one of the most popular cell phones in history.
Kosovo War Bombing
NATO carries out a bombing campaign in Yugoslavia after peace talks fail.
Nail Bomb Attacks
There is widespread media coverage after a series of nail bombs explode in London. An English neo-Nazi called David Copeland is eventually arrested for the crimes and given six concurrent life sentences.
Mambo No. 5
Lou Bega's cover of Mambo No. 5 is released in April of 1999 and stays in the top 10 charts for over 10 weeks.
The Columbine High School massacre.
On the 20th of April, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris murder 13 people at their high school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
Weather information for the 1st of May, 1999:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 56.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of May, 1999.
7,360 days have passed since this date.
635,904,000 seconds have passed since the 1st of May, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 741,888,000 times.
Since the 1st of May, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 328,126,464,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 105,984,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,687,744 steps. That's about 24,306 miles!
Since this date, 7,630,848 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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