Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Gemini.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
Native American Zodiac: The 23rd of May, 1999 falls under the Deer.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
Age: Anyone born on the 23rd of May, 1999, will be 20 years of age.
American Format: 05-23-1999 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1999-05-23. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19990523" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 927414000.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 23rd 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 23rd 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.
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.
The 1999 Eurovision song contest is held in Jerusalem, Israel. Sweden win the contest with the song "Take Me to Your Heaven" by Charlotte Nilsson.
Weather information for the 23rd of May, 1999:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.1 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 61.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.56cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 23rd of May, 1999.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 23rd 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 23rd of May, 1999.
7,339 days have passed since this date.
634,089,600 seconds have passed since the 23rd of May, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 739,771,200 times.
Since the 23rd of May, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 327,190,233,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 105,681,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 54,531,706 steps. That's about 24,236 miles!
Since this date, 7,609,075 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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