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.
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" 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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).
How old was I?
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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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