February 5th, 1999

February 5th, 1999, fell on a Friday. It was day 36 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 2 months and 13 days have passed since February 5th, 1999.


On This Date

Events that occurred on February 5th, 1999:

  • The 1998-1999 NBA season kicks off after being delayed for months over a dispute between the players and owners.
  • Boxer Mike Tyson is sentenced to one year in prison for his assault on two motorists in August, 1998.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 5th, 1999:

  • United States: Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
  • United Kingdom: Pretty Fly (for A White Guy) - The Offspring

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Payback" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is February 5th, 1999 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song Baby One More Time by Britney Spears is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Pretty Fly (for A White Guy) by The Offspring is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Payback is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. 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. Actor Johnny Depp has recently been arrested by police after he got into a scuffle with paparazzi outside of a restaurant called Mirabelle in London. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Rugrats", "That '70s Show", "Will & Grace" and "The Powerpuff Girls".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "StarCraft", "Metal Gear Solid", "Pokémon Red and Blue" and "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Rugrats", "Blue's Clues", "Bear in the Big Blue House" and "The Powerpuff Girls". Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "PlayStation (PS1)", "Spice Girls dolls" and "Furby".


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 February 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

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

  • Y2K

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 22 years, 2 months and 13 days have passed since February 5th, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 5th, 1999, will be 22 years of age.
  • People born in 1999 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 918172800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 5th, 1999:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 5th, 1999, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 5th, 1999 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1999 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1999 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1999:

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

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Syphon Filter - Third-person shooter / stealth game, starring Gabriel Logan as the main character.
  • Silent Hill - Survival horror game.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 5th of February:


Weather

Weather information for February 5th, 1999:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.3 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 26.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -3.11 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President

Who was the US President on February 5th, 1999?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 5th, 1999?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 5th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 28th of April, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 5th, 1999 is the 15th of November, 1999. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 5th, 1999.

  • 8,109 days have passed since this date.
  • 700,614,000 seconds have passed since the February 5th, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 817,383,000 times.
  • Since February 5th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 361,516,824,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 116,769,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,252,804 steps. That's about 26,779 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,407,368 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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