Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Leo.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
Native American Zodiac: The 17th of August, 1999 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
Age: Anyone born on the 17th of August, 1999, will be 19 years of age.
American Format: 08-17-1999 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1999-08-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19990817" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 934844400.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of August, 1999:
United States: Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera
United Kingdom: When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Runaway Bride" 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 17th of August, 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.
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.
Weather information for the 17th of August, 1999:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.8 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 74.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 23.61 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 17th of August, 1999.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 17th of August, 1999. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th of August, 1999. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of August, 1999.
7,098 days have passed since this date.
613,270,800 seconds have passed since the 17th of August, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 715,482,600 times.
Since the 17th of August, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 316,447,732,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 102,211,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 52,741,289 steps. That's about 23,441 miles!
Since this date, 7,359,250 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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