January 5th, 1999, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 5 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 10 months and 28 days have passed since January 5th, 1999.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 5th, 1999:
United States: I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
United Kingdom: Chocolate Salty Balls - Chef
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 5th, 1999 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People have started to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays.
In America, the song I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly & Celine Dion is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Chocolate Salty Balls by Chef 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.
In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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 "ER", "Touched by an Angel", "Ally McBeal" and "The Wild Thornberrys". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "World Cup 98", "Metal Gear Solid", "Spyro the Dragon" and "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Nanny", "In the House", "Blue's Clues" and "Hey Arnold!".
Popular toys include the likes of "Littlest Pet Shop", "The Pokémon Trading Card Game", "Groovy Girls" and "Game Boy Color".
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 5th, 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".
Who were the best football players in 1999?
In 1999, the best soccer players were Rivaldo, David Beckham, Andriy Shevchenko, Gabriel Batistuta, Luís Figo, Roy Keane, Christian Vieri, Juan Sebastián Verón, Raúl, Lothar Matthäus and Dwight Yorke.
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, 10 months and 28 days have passed since January 5th, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 5th, 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 915494400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 5th, 1999:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 5th, 1999?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 5th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 28th of March, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 5th, 1999 is the 15th 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.
World Cup 98 - Soccer game developed by EA Sports.
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 5th, 1999.
8,002 days have passed since this date.
691,372,800 seconds have passed since the January 5th, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 806,601,600 times.
Since January 5th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 356,748,364,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,228,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,458,061 steps. That's about 26,426 miles!
Since this date, 8,296,474 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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