18th of May, 1999

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 18th of May, 1999, fell on a Tuesday.
  • Decade: 1990s.
  • 19 years, 6 months and 25 days have passed since the 18th of May, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1999.
  • Day 138 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 18th 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 18th of May, 1999, will be 19 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-18-1999 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1999-05-18. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19990518" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 926982000.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 18th of May, 1999:

  • United States: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • United Kingdom: I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Mummy" 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 18th 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.

Weather

Weather information for the 18th of May, 1999:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 23 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2539.75cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.56 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.27cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 18th of May, 1999.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 18th of May, 1999 was probably conceived around the 8th of August, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 18th of May, 1999 is the 25th of February, 2000. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

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

  • 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.
  • 7th of May, 1999: The Mummy (1999) is released in cinemas.
  • 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.
  • 11th of June, 1999: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) is released.
  • 16th of June, 1999: The animated movie Tarzan (1999) is released in movie theaters.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 18th 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 18th of May:

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 18th 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 18th of May, 1999.

  • 7,146 days have passed since this date.
  • 617,418,000 seconds have passed since the 18th of May, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 720,321,000 times.
  • Since the 18th of May, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 318,587,688,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 102,903,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 53,097,948 steps. That's about 23,599 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,409,016 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Dienstag.
  • French: Mardi.
  • Italian: Martedi.
  • Spanish: Martes.
  • Portuguese: Terca-feira.

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