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January 13th, 1999.

January 13th, 1999, was a Wednesday. It was day 13 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 4 months and 29 days have passed since January 13th, 1999.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 13th, 1999?

  • Korean-American high school student Hae Min Lee goes missing in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Michael Jordan announces his second retirement from basketball.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 13th, 1999.

  • United States: I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
  • United Kingdom: Heartbeat / Tragedy - Steps
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "A Civil Action" was at the top of the box office on January 13th, 1999.

Take me back to January 13th, 1999!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 13th, 1999 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. 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, Heartbeat / Tragedy by Steps 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, in technology news, 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Touched by an Angel", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Sex and the City" and "The Wild Thornberrys".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Resident Evil 2", "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins", "World Cup 98" and "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Home Improvement", "Friends", "USA High" and "City Guys". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Yo-yo, Littlest Pet Shop, Groovy Girls and the Game Boy Color.

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 13th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 naughties, 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 format.

    CDs become the dominant 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 22 years, 4 months and 29 days have passed since January 13th, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 13th, 1999, will be 22 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1999 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 916185600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 13th, 1999.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • January 10th, 1999: The first episode of The Sopranos is aired.
  • January 11th, 1999: Jon Stewart takes over "The Daily Show".
  • January 12th, 1999: Britney Spears releases her debut album "...Baby One More Time".
  • This date: January 13th, 1999
  • 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.
  • February 12th, 1999: United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 13th, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 13th, 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.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Will & Grace - TV series.
  • The King of Queens - Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
  • The Wild Thornberrys - Cartoon series about a family called the Thornberrys.
  • That '70s Show - Comedy TV show about a group of friends living in the 1970s.
  • Sex and the City - A group of friends "explore" Manhattan's dating scene.
  • Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place - TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.
  • CatDog - Animated show about conjoined siblings - a cat and a dog.
  • Dawson's Creek - American teen drama.

Kid's TV shows on January 13th, 1999.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1999.

  • Ed, Edd n Eddy
  • Bob the Builder
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • The Wild Thornberrys
  • That '70s Show
  • CatDog
  • Dawson's Creek
  • Bear in the Big Blue House
  • City Guys
  • Recess
  • USA High
  • The Angry Beavers
  • Smart Guy
  • Pokemon
  • Teletubbies
  • Daria
  • Hey Arnold!
  • Arthur
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Blue's Clues
  • 7th Heaven
  • Kenan & Kel
  • Moesha
  • Hang Time
  • In the House
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Friends
  • All That
  • Sister, Sister
  • The Nanny
  • Tales from the Cryptkeeper
  • Home Improvement
  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • The Simpsons

Popular toys and games in 1999.

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

  • The Game Boy Color
  • Furby
  • Groovy Girls
  • Spice Girls dolls
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • The Nintendo 64
  • The PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Yo-yo
  • Jenga

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Released on the Nintendo 64.
  • Half-Life - Sci-fi first person shooter game developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Pokémon Red and Blue - Game Boy game.
  • 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.

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 13th, 2005 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 13th of January.

Weather on January 13th, 1999.

Historical weather information for January 13th, 1999.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 16.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -8.44 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 13.72cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 13th, 1999.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 13th, 1999.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 13th, 1999 was most likely conceived around the 5th of April, 1998.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 13th, 1999 is close to the 23rd of October, 1999.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 13th, 1999.

  • A total of 8,186 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,169 weeks have passed.
  • 707,266,800 seconds have passed since the January 13th, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 825,144,600 times.
  • Since January 13th, 1999, the earth has travelled approximately 364,949,668,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 117,877,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,824,945 steps. That's about 27,033 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,487,202 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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