January 1st, 1999, fell on a Friday. It was day 1 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since January 1st, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 1st, 1999:
A new currency called the Euro is established.
A singing fish called Big Mouth Billy Bass is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 1st, 1999:
United States: I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
United Kingdom: Goodbye - Spice Girls
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Patch Adams" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is January 1st, 1999 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. It's New Years Day, the official start of the year 1999. A lot of people are relaxing at home. Others are nursing hangovers from the night before.
In America, the song I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly & Celine Dion is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Goodbye by Spice Girls is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Patch Adams is at the top of the Box Office.
US President Bill Clinton is being impeached for lying under oath and obstruction of justice. It's 1999, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Cher, TLC, Monica, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Santana and Ricky Martin. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Touched by an Angel", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Charmed".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "1080° Snowboarding", "StarCraft", "Metal Gear Solid" and "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Sister, Sister", "USA High", "City Guys" and "CatDog". Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Super Soaker (water gun)", "PlayStation (PS1)" and "Bop It".
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 January 1st, 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.
Impeachment of Bill Clinton.
During this time, the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton was taking place. Clinton stood accused of lying under oath and obstruction of justice. The impeachment proceedings were initiated on the 8th of October, 1998. They formally began on the 19th of December, 1998. On the 12th of February, 1999, Clinton was acquitted on both counts.
"American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.
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.
1999 in movies.
Movies released in 1999 included Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, The Sixth Sense, Toy Story 2, Tarzan, The Matrix, The Mummy, Notting Hill, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Office Space, Fight Club, The Blair Witch Project, The Green Mile and American Pie.
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.
Santana - "Smooth"
"Smooth" by Santana would go on to win a Grammy for 1999's Record of the Year.
Basic facts and information about this date:
21 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since January 1st, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 53 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 1st, 1999, will be 21 years of age.
People born in 1999 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 915148800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 1st, 1999:
December 5th, 1998: 8-year-old Derrick Engebretson goes missing from Rocky Point in Oregon. .
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 1st, 1999.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 1st, 1999 was probably conceived around the 24th of March, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 1st, 1999 is the 11th of October, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
StarCraft - RTS game.
1080° Snowboarding - Snowboard racing game.
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins - Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation.
Resident Evil 2 - The second game in the series. Starring Leon and Claire as they traverse the Zombie-filled streets of Raccoon City.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 1st, 1999.
7,888 days have passed since this date.
681,519,600 seconds have passed since the January 1st, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 795,106,200 times.
Since January 1st, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 351,664,113,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 113,586,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 58,610,686 steps. That's about 26,049 miles!
Since this date, 8,178,235 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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