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February 12, 1999

February 12, 1999, was a Friday. It was 25 years, 4 months, and 12 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on February 12, 1999?

  • United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 12, 1999:

  • United States: "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
  • United Kingdom: "You Don't Know Me" by Armand van Helden

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 12, 1999

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
  • Angel Of Mine - Monica
  • Have You Ever? - Brandy
  • Nobody's Supposed To Be Here - Deborah Cox
  • All I Have To Give - Backstreet Boys
Play the top songs from 1999
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1999. Take a trip back to the days of Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, Eminem, Sisqo and the Chemical Brothers.
Message in a Bottle

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Message in a Bottle" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 9,265 days ago. Approximately 309 months have passed. It was the 43rd day of 1999, in week 06. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 25 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 103 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to February 12, 1999

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Friday, February 12, 1999. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears is at the top of the singles charts, while "You Don't Know Me" by Armand van Helden is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Message in a Bottle 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 "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction", "Dawson's Creek", "That '70s Show", and "Will & Grace". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "World Cup 98", "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six", "Baldur's Gate", and "Mario Party".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Kenan & Kel", "Superman: The Animated Series", and "Cousin Skeeter". Popular toys at the moment include Screwball Scramble, Yo-yo, Groovy Girls, and Furby.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 12, 1999.

  • No Scrubs.

    No Scrubs

    The American girl group TLC released their hit single "No Scrubs" on February 2nd, 1999.
  • Family Guy makes its debut.

    Family Guy makes its debut

    The first episode of the animated sitcom "Family Guy" was aired on television on January 31st, 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 February 12, 1999.

  • 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.
  • January 24, 1999: Wrestling: Vince McMahon wins the Royal Rumble and The Rock defeats Mankind in an "I Quit" match.
  • 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.
  • This date: February 12, 1999
  • 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.
  • March 2, 1999: Rapper Ja Rule releases his debut single "Holla Holla".
  • March 4, 1999: Victoria and David Beckham have a son named Brooklyn.
  • March 5, 1999: Cruel Intentions (1999) is released.
  • March 7, 1999: American film director Stanley Kubrick dies from a heart attack at the age of 70.
  • March 8, 1999: Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio passes away from lung cancer at the age of 84.
  • March 12, 1999:
    • Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic join NATO.
    • The horror film "The Rage: Carrie 2" is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 12, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 12, 1999 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on February 12, 1999

TV audiences were watching the following shows on February 12, 1999:

TV shows from February 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

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 February 12, 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
Animorphs
Animorphs
Godzilla: The Series
Godzilla: The Series
Cousin Skeeter
Cousin Skeeter
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
That '70s Show
CatDog
CatDog
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1999

Toys and games that were popular in 1999:

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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 1999.

Final Fantasy VIII 1999
Final Fantasy VIII
Mario Party 1999
Mario Party
WCW Nitro 1999
WCW Nitro
SimCity 3000 1999
SimCity 3000
Syphon Filter 1999
Syphon Filter
Silent Hill 1999
Silent Hill
Baldur's Gate 1998
Baldur's Gate
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
FIFA 99 1998
FIFA 99
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 1998
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Half-Life 1998
Half-Life
Crash Bandicoot: Warped 1998
Crash Bandicoot: Warped

Were you born on February 12, 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 February 12, 2005, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 12.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

US President Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Scientist Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Actress
Born on February 12, 1980
She turned 19 on this day in 1999.

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Rapper
Born on February 12, 1980
He turned 19 on this day in 1999.

Mike Posner

Mike Posner

Singer
Born on February 12, 1988
He turned 11 on this day in 1999.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on February 12, 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 February 12, 1999 was most likely conceived around May 22, 1998.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 12, 1999 is close to November 5, 1999.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 12, 1999:

  • 9,265 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,323 weeks have passed.
  • 800,492,400 seconds have passed since February 12, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 933,907,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 413,054,078,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 133,415,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 68,842,346 steps. That's roughly 30,597 miles.
  • 9,605,909 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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