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January 24, 1999

January 24, 1999, was a Sunday. It was the 24th day of 1999. The decade was the nineties.

25 years, 1 month, and 9 days have passed since January 24, 1999.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on January 24, 1999:

  • Wrestling: Vince McMahon wins the Royal Rumble and The Rock defeats Mankind in an "I Quit" match.
Song charts

Popular songs

On January 24, 1999, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Have You Ever" by Brandy
  • United Kingdom: "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 24, 1999

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Have You Ever? - Brandy
  • Nobody's Supposed To Be Here - Deborah Cox
  • ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
  • I'm Your Angel - R. Kelly & Celine Dion
  • Save Tonight - Eagle-Eye Cherry
Play the top songs from 1999
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Varsity Blues

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Varsity Blues".

Facts

This date was 9,169 days ago. Approximately 306 months have passed. It was the 24th day of 1999, in week 03. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 25 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 102 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to January 24, 1999

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Sunday, January 24, 1999. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

In America, the song "Have You Ever" by Brandy is at the top of the singles charts, while "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Varsity Blues is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage—a big change from the darker "grunge" colors of the early 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 a "dress casual" look. They are also beginning to cut their hair shorter. 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 becoming more widespread. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers allowed 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 Rick Rude would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Touched by an Angel", "Oz", "The Royle Family", and "The Sopranos". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gran Turismo", "Metal Gear Solid", "Spyro the Dragon", and "Half-Life". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Arthur", and "Godzilla: The Series".

Popular toys at the moment include Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle, the PlayStation (PS1), the Pokémon Trading Card Game, and Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 24, 1999.

  • "The Sopranos" arrives on HBO.

    "The Sopranos" arrives on HBO

    A new crime drama series called The Sopranos made its debut on HBO in January 1999.
  • 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 Time Person of the Year in 1999 due to 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 FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 1999.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 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

    Text messaging exploded between 1999 and 2001. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones. Furthermore, providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to contacts on other networks.
  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color

    The Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Notable games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country, and the various Pokémon releases.
  • The Impeachment of Bill Clinton.

    The Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    The impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton was taking place. Clinton was 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

    The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out

    Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that 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

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
  • Ask Jeeves.

    Ask Jeeves

    Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    Late 1990s Fashion

    Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts, and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more prominent. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread among young men as brands such as "Old Navy" and "Abercrombie & Fitch" became more and more popular. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colors.
  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
  • The Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    Although the Internet existed, it was still something of a novelty in the late 1990s. Many people had to visit their local library just to "surf the web". Social media wasn't a thing yet, and most sites consisted of gaudy, static web pages.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 24, 1999.

  • January 1, 1999:
    • A new currency called the Euro is established.
    • A singing fish called Big Mouth Billy Bass is released.
  • January 3, 1999: US politics: Republican Newt Gingrich resigns as "Speaker of the House" after a poor midterm performance by the party.
  • January 4, 1999: The first episode of "Ed, Edd n Eddy" is aired on Cartoon Network.
  • January 10, 1999: The first episode of The Sopranos is aired.
  • January 11, 1999: Jon Stewart takes over "The Daily Show".
  • January 12, 1999: Britney Spears releases her debut album "...Baby One More Time".
  • January 13, 1999:
    • Michael Jordan announces his second retirement from basketball.
    • Korean-American high school student Hae Min Lee goes missing in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • January 16, 1999: Boxing: Mike Tyson defeats Francois Botha after a fifth round knockout.
  • This date: January 24, 1999
  • January 25, 1999: The song "My Name Is" is released by Eminem.
  • January 31, 1999:
    • The game Syphon Filter is released for the Playstation.
    • The first episode of Family Guy is aired.
    • Super Bowl XXXIII: The Denver Broncos defeat the Atlanta Falcons by 34-19 at the Pro Player Stadium in Miami.
  • February 2, 1999:
    • Soccer: England manager Glenn Hoddle is sacked due to remarks he made about people with disabilities.
    • TLC release their single "No Scrubs".
  • February 4, 1999: Unarmed Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by police officers in New York City.
  • February 5, 1999:
    • Boxer Mike Tyson is sentenced to one year in prison for his assault on two motorists in August, 1998.
    • The 1998-1999 NBA season kicks off after being delayed for months over a dispute between the players and owners.
  • February 9, 1999: The body of missing Korean-American high school student Hae Min Lee is found at Leakin Park in Baltimore.
  • February 12, 1999: United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice.
  • February 14, 1999: The Big Show makes his WWF debut.
  • February 15, 1999: Rapper Big L is shot and killed in Harlem.
  • February 19, 1999:
    • Office Space (1999) is released.
    • Spice Girls singer Mel B gives birth to her daughter Phoenix.
  • February 23, 1999:
    • Eminem releases his album The Slim Shady LP.
    • The game "Silent Hill" is released for the PlayStation.
    • WCW wrestler "The Renegade" (Richard Wilson) commits suicide.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 24, 1999, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 24, 1999 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1999

In January 1999, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from January 1999.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Becker
Becker
Charmed
Charmed
Will & Grace
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
The King of Queens
The Royle Family
The Royle Family
That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Sex and the City
Sex and the City
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
Oz
Oz
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
JAG
JAG
Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Friends
Friends
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
ER
ER

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 24, 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

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
Recess
Recess
City Guys
City Guys
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

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Rescue Heroes figures
Rescue Heroes figures
Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer
Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer
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
Car City Carpet
Car City Carpet
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
Fear Street books
Fear Street books
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Jenga
Jenga
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 1999.

Baldur's Gate 1998
Baldur's Gate
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 1998
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Half-Life 1998
Half-Life
Crash Bandicoot: Warped 1998
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Pokémon Red and Blue 1998
Pokémon Red and Blue
Mission Impossible 1998
Mission Impossible
Spyro the Dragon 1998
Spyro the Dragon
Metal Gear Solid 1998
Metal Gear Solid
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 1998
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
Soulcalibur 1998
Soulcalibur
Gran Turismo 1998
Gran Turismo
StarCraft 1998
StarCraft
World Cup 98 1998
World Cup 98
1080° Snowboarding 1998
1080° Snowboarding
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins 1998
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
Resident Evil 2 1998
Resident Evil 2

Were you born on January 24, 1999?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 24, 2005, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 24.

Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate

Actress and model Deceased
Born on January 24, 1943
She was not alive on this date.

John Belushi

John Belushi

Actor Deceased
Born on January 24, 1949
He was not alive on this date.

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali

Actress
Born on January 24, 1979
She turned 20 on this day in 1999.

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Soccer player
Born on January 24, 1987
He turned 12 on this day in 1999.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 24, 1999.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 24, 1999 was most likely conceived around May 3, 1998.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 24, 1999 is close to October 17, 1999.

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Stats for January 24, 1999

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 24, 1999:

  • 9,169 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,309 weeks have passed.
  • 792,201,600 seconds have passed since January 24, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 924,235,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 408,776,025,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 132,033,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 68,129,338 steps. That's roughly 30,280 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,506,419 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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