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January 10th, 1999.

January 10th, 1999, was a Sunday. It was day 10 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years and 14 days have passed since January 10th, 1999.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on January 10th, 1999?

  • The first episode of The Sopranos is aired.
Birthdays

Born on January 10th, 1999.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 10th, 1999.

  • United States: I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
  • United Kingdom: Chocolate Salty Balls - Chef

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 10th, 1999.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
  • Nobody's Supposed To Be Here - Deborah Cox
  • Have You Ever? - Brandy
  • ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
  • Lately - Divine
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A Civil Action

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "A Civil Action" was at the top of the box office on January 10th, 1999.

Take me back to January 10th, 1999!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 10th, 1999 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned. 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 A Civil Action is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. Meanwhile, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and the portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales.

In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage. A contrast with the darker "grunge" colors that were popular at the beginning of the 1990s. Women are wearing maxi skirts, bell bottoms, knee boots, crop tops, tube tops, slip dresses, maxi coats and platform shoes. Meanwhile, a lot of men have ditched their grunge and skater clothes in favor of sporting a more "dressy casual" look. Shorter hair on men is also becoming more popular. US President Bill Clinton is being impeached for lying under oath and obstruction of justice. A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to explode in popularity. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers started to allow users to send SMS messages to people on different networks.

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Big L, Stanley Kubrick, Joe DiMaggio and Dana Plato would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Touched by an Angel", "JAG", "7th Heaven" and "The King of Queens".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins", "Gran Turismo", "Half-Life" and "Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Blue's Clues", "Arthur", "Bear in the Big Blue House" and "Bob the Builder". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Jenga, Yo-yo, Styrofoam plane gliders and the PlayStation (PS1).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 10th, 1999.

  • "The Sopranos" arrives on HBO.

    "The Sopranos" arrives on HBO.

    On January 10th, 1999, a new crime series called "The Sopranos" made its debut on HBO.

  • Santana - "Smooth"

    Santana - "Smooth"

    The song "Smooth" by Santana went on to win a Grammy for 1999's Record of the Year.

  • 1999 in music.

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 1999.

    The highest paid celebrities in 1999.

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 1999 were Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Spielberg, The Spice Girls, Harrison Ford, Robin Williams, Celine Dion and The Rolling Stones.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1999?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1999?

    In 1999, the best NBA players were Karl Malone, Tim Duncan, Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, Jason Kidd, Chris Webber, Grant Hill, Shaquille O'Neal, Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway, Kevin Garnett, Antonio McDyess, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kobe Bryant and John Stockton.

  • Time Person of the Year 1999.

    Time Person of the Year 1999.

    Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1999. This was because of the rise in online shopping.

  • 1999 in movies.

    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.

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar was named as FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 1999.

  • Who were the best football players in 1999?

    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.

  • The Y2K bug.

    The Y2K bug.

    Throughout much of 1999, the media focused on Y2K and the dawn of the new millennium. There was also a lot of concern about the "Millennium Bug". Thankfully, nothing serious occurred, as many developers spent countless nights making sure that it would not be an issue.

  • American Beauty.

    American Beauty.

    The film "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.

  • Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Between 1999 and 2001, the act of "text messaging" continued to explode in popularity. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones and providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to their contacts on different networks.

  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color.

    During this time, the Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Popular games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country and the various Pokémon releases.

  • The Impeachment of Bill Clinton.

    The 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 October 8th, 1998. They formally began on December 19th, 1998. On February 12th, 1999, Clinton was acquitted on both counts.

  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out.

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.

  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out.

    At the end of the 1990s, pagers started to die out. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message in question was a memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.

  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.

  • CD folders.

    CD folders.

    During the late 1990s and early noughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.

  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    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.

  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64.

    During this period, the Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included the likes of Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007 and Yoshi's Story.

  • The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.

  • CDs become the dominant music format.

    CDs become the dominant music format.

    From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.

  • VCRs are a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 23 years and 14 days have passed since January 10th, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 10th, 1999, will be 23 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1999 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 915926400.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 10th, 1999.

  • December 12th, 1998: Irish politics: The Labour Party and the Democratic Left merge together.
  • December 14th, 1998: The Spice Girls release their single "Goodbye".
  • December 18th, 1998: The animated movie The Prince of Egypt (1998) is released.
  • December 19th, 1998: United States President Bill Clinton is impeached.
  • December 21st, 1998: The RPG game Baldur's Gate is released.
  • December 22nd, 1998: French footballer Zinedine Zidane wins the 1998 Ballon d'Or.
  • December 23rd, 1998: "The Cosby Show" actress Michelle Thomas dies from a rare cancer at the age of 30.
  • January 1st, 1999: A new currency called the Euro is established.
  • January 1st, 1999: A singing fish called Big Mouth Billy Bass is released.
  • January 3rd, 1999: US politics: Republican Newt Gingrich resigns as "Speaker of the House" after a poor midterm performance by the party.
  • This date: January 10th, 1999
  • January 11th, 1999: Jon Stewart takes over "The Daily Show".
  • January 12th, 1999: Britney Spears releases her debut album "...Baby One More Time".
  • January 13th, 1999: Michael Jordan announces his second retirement from basketball.
  • January 13th, 1999: Korean-American high school student Hae Min Lee goes missing in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • January 16th, 1999: Boxing: Mike Tyson defeats Francois Botha after a fifth round knockout.
  • January 24th, 1999: Wrestling: Vince McMahon wins the Royal Rumble and The Rock defeats Mankind in an "I Quit" match.
  • January 25th, 1999: The song "My Name Is" is released by Eminem.
  • January 31st, 1999: The game Syphon Filter is released for the Playstation.
  • January 31st, 1999: The first episode of Family Guy is aired.
  • January 31st, 1999: Super Bowl XXXIII: The Denver Broncos defeat the Atlanta Falcons by 34-19 at the Pro Player Stadium in Miami.
  • February 2nd, 1999: Soccer: England manager Glenn Hoddle is sacked due to remarks he made about people with disabilities.
  • February 2nd, 1999: TLC release their single "No Scrubs".
  • February 4th, 1999: Unarmed Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by police officers in New York City.
  • February 5th, 1999: Boxer Mike Tyson is sentenced to one year in prison for his assault on two motorists in August, 1998.
  • February 5th, 1999: The 1998-1999 NBA season kicks off after being delayed for months over a dispute between the players and owners.
  • February 9th, 1999: The body of missing Korean-American high school student Hae Min Lee is found at Leakin Park in Baltimore.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 10th, 1999, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 10th, 1999 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 1999.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.

Becker
Becker
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.

Charmed
Charmed
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.

Will & Grace
Will & Grace
TV series.

The King of Queens
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.

The Royle Family
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.

That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.

Sex and the City
Sex and the City
A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.

Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
American teen drama.

Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.

Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.

Oz
Oz
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.

Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.

7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Family drama series.

3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.

JAG
JAG
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.

Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
TV series.

Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.

Friends
Friends
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.

Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.

ER
ER
Hospital drama series.

Cars in 1999.

1999 saw the introduction of cars such as the Toyota Yaris, the Volkswagen Bora, the Ford Taurus (fourth generation), the BMW X5, the Opel Zafira and the Honda Insight.

Cars in 1999.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 10th, 1999.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1999.

Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond

Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder

The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls

Godzilla: The Series
Godzilla: The Series

The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys

That '70s Show
That '70s Show

CatDog
CatDog

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House

Men in Black: The Series
Men in Black: The Series

City Guys
City Guys

Recess
Recess

USA High
USA High

Cow And Chicken
Cow And Chicken

The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers

Smart Guy
Smart Guy

Pokemon
Pokemon

Teletubbies
Teletubbies

Daria
Daria

KaBlam!
KaBlam!

Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!

Arthur
Arthur

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

Clueless
Clueless

Blue's Clues
Blue's Clues

Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series

7th Heaven
7th Heaven

Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel

Moesha
Moesha

Little Bear
Little Bear

Hang Time
Hang Time

In the House
In the House

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

Friends
Friends

All That
All That

Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister

The Nanny
The Nanny

Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World

Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper

Home Improvement
Home Improvement

Doug
Doug

Rugrats
Rugrats

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

Art Attack
Art Attack

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1999.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1999.

The Game Boy Color
The Game Boy Color

Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)

Furby
Furby

Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls

Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones

Spice Girls dolls
Spice Girls dolls

The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game

Bop It
Bop It

The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64

The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)

Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders

Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle

Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop

Yo-yo
Yo-yo

Jenga
Jenga

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Baldur's Gate 1998
Baldur's Gate
Fantasy role-playing video game.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Released for the Nintendo 64.

Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 1998
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Released for the Sony PlayStation.

Half-Life 1998
Half-Life
Sci-fi first person shooter game developed by Valve Corporation.

Crash Bandicoot: Warped 1998
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Third game in the Crash Bandicoot series.

Pokémon Red and Blue 1998
Pokémon Red and Blue
Game Boy game.

Mission Impossible 1998
Mission Impossible
Based on the 1996 film of the same name. Released for the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation.

Spyro the Dragon 1998
Spyro the Dragon
Platform video game.

Metal Gear Solid 1998
Metal Gear Solid
Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation. Starring Solid Snake.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 1998
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
Tactical shooter game.

Soulcalibur 1998
Soulcalibur
Fighting game that was released for the Sega Dreamcast.

Gran Turismo 1998
Gran Turismo
Racing video game that was released for the Sony PlayStation.

StarCraft 1998
StarCraft
RTS game.

World Cup 98 1998
World Cup 98
Soccer game developed by EA Sports.

1080° Snowboarding 1998
1080° Snowboarding
Snowboard racing game.

Tenchu: Stealth Assassins 1998
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation.

Resident Evil 2 1998
Resident Evil 2
The second game in the series. Starring Leon and Claire as they traverse the Zombie-filled streets of Raccoon City.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1999.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 10th, 2005 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 10th.

Grigori Rasputin

Historical figure. Deceased
Born on January 10th, 1869
He was not alive on this date.

Rod Stewart

Singer.
Born on January 10th, 1945
He turned 54 on this day in 1999.

George Foreman

Boxer.
Born on January 10th, 1949
He turned 50 on this day in 1999.

Grand Master Sexay

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on January 10th, 1972
He turned 27 on this day in 1999.

Jared Kushner

American businessman.
Born on January 10th, 1981
He turned 18 on this day in 1999.

Weather details

Weather on January 10th, 1999.

Historical weather information for January 10th, 1999.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.4 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 14.0 degrees Fahrenheit. -10 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
USA

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 10th, 1999.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 10th, 1999.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 10th, 1999 was most likely conceived around April 19th, 1998.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 10th, 1999 is close to October 3rd, 1999.

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Stats for January 10th, 1999

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 10th, 1999.

  • A total of 8,415 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,202 weeks have passed.
  • 727,056,000 seconds have passed since the January 10th, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 848,232,000 times.
  • Since January 10th, 1999, the earth has travelled approximately 375,160,896,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 121,176,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 62,526,816 steps. That's about 27,790 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,724,672 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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