7th of May, 1999

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 7th of May, 1999, fell on a Friday.
  • On this exact date: The Mummy (1999) is released in cinemas.
  • Decade: 1990s.
  • 19 years, 6 months and 12 days have passed since the 7th of May, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1999.
  • Day 127 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • 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 7th 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 7th of May, 1999, will be 19 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-07-1999 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1999-05-07. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19990507" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 926031600.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 7th of May, 1999:

  • United States: No Scrubs - TLC
  • United Kingdom: Swear It Again - Westlife

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 7th 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.

  • Y2K

    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.

  • Nokia 3210

    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.

Weather

Weather information for the 7th of May, 1999:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.8 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.08cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 7th of May, 1999.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 7th of May, 1999 was probably conceived around the 28th of July, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 7th of May, 1999 is the 14th of February, 2000. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 8th of April, 1999: The Matrix (1999) is released in movie theaters.
  • 9th of April, 1999: The comedy movie Never Been Kissed (1999) is released.
  • 17th of April, 1999: A nail bomb explodes in Brixton, South London.
  • 19th of April, 1999: Lou Bega releases his single Mambo No. 5.
  • 20th of April, 1999: The Columbine High School massacre occurs, resulting in the deaths of 15 people.
  • 26th of April, 1999: English television presenter Jill Dando is gunned down outside of her house in Fulham.
  • 30th of April, 1999: A nail bomb explodes at a pub in Soho, London. A neo-Nazi called David Copeland is later apprehended for the crime.
  • 1st of May, 1999: The first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants is aired.
  • 1st of May, 1999: The body of English mountaineer George Mallory is discovered on Mount Everest, 75 years after he went missing.
  • 19th of May, 1999: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) is released.
  • 21st of May, 1999: Notting Hill (1999), starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, is released in movie theaters.
  • 21st of May, 1999: The single "Sweet Like Chocolate" is released by Shanks & Bigfoot.
  • 23rd of May, 1999: WWF wrestler Owen Hart dies after falling during a live show.
  • 25th of May, 1999: The comedy television series "Home Improvement" comes to an end.
  • 26th of May, 1999: Manchester United defeat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after scoring two goals in injury time.
  • 1st of June, 1999: Music-sharing website Napster is founded.
  • 2nd of June, 1999: The TV show "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" comes to an end after six years.
  • 6th of June, 1999: 345 prisoners escape from Putim prison in Brazil.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 7th of May:

Television

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

  • Futurama - Animated series.
  • The Sopranos - Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
  • 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.

Computer Games

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

  • Final Fantasy VIII - RPG game.
  • Syphon Filter - Third-person shooter / stealth game, starring Gabriel Logan as the main character.
  • Silent Hill - Survival horror game.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 7th of May:

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 7th of May, 1999. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 7th of May, 1999.

  • 7,133 days have passed since this date.
  • 616,294,800 seconds have passed since the 7th of May, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 719,010,600 times.
  • Since the 7th of May, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 318,008,116,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 102,715,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 53,001,353 steps. That's about 23,556 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,395,538 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Friday" in other languages is:

  • German: Freitag.
  • French: Vendredi.
  • Italian: Venerdi.
  • Spanish: Viernes.
  • Portuguese: Sexta-feira.

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