5th of December, 1999

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 5th of December, 1999, fell on a Sunday.
  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • Decade: 1990s.
  • 17 years, 9 months and 18 days have passed since the 5th of December, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 48 of 1999.
  • Day 339 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 5th of December, 1999 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 5th of December, 1999, will be 17 years of age.
  • American Format: 12-05-1999 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 1999-12-05. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19991205" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 944352000.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of December, 1999:

  • United States: Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas
  • United Kingdom: King Of My Castle - Wamdue Project

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "World Is Not Enough" 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 5th of December, 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.

  • Pokemon Mania

    During this period, Pokemon was one of the most popular franchises in the world. We're talking trading cards, toys and handheld games! In its first year, the Pokemon franchise had grossed over $1 Billion in sales.

Weather

Weather information for the 5th of December, 1999:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.0 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: 54.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 12.56 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 5th of December, 1999.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of December, 1999 was probably conceived around the 25th of February, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of December, 1999 is the 13th of September, 2000. (Rough Estimate).

Around This Time...

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

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 5th of December:

Television

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

  • The Amanda Show - Starring Amanda Bynes.
  • Roswell - TV show about the town of Roswell.
  • Angel - Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
  • Freaks and Geeks - Short-lived TV series about a misfit high-school student.
  • The West Wing - Political drama.
  • 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.

Computer Games

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

  • Unreal Tournament - FPS game.
  • Grand Theft Auto 2 - Second game in the GTA series. The last GTA game to show a top-down view of the player.
  • Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings - Strategy game.
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis - Third game in the series.
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater - Skateboarding game.
  • Counter-Strike - FPS game.
  • Final Fantasy VIII - RPG game.
  • Syphon Filter - Third-person shooter / stealth game, starring Gabriel Logan as the main character.
  • Silent Hill - Survival horror game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of December:

How old was I?

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Videos

Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 5th of December, 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

Visualize the days that have passed since the 5th of December, 1999. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of December, 1999.

  • 6,501 days have passed since this date.
  • 561,682,800 seconds have passed since the 5th of December, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 655,296,600 times.
  • Since the 5th of December, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 289,828,324,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 93,613,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 48,304,721 steps. That's about 21,469 miles!
  • Since this date, 6,740,194 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

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

  • German: Sonntag.
  • French: Dimanche.
  • Italian: Domenica.
  • Spanish: Domingo.
  • Portuguese: Domingo.

Comments

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