March 8th, 1999, fell on a Monday. It was day 67 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 11 months and 24 days have passed since March 8th, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on March 8th, 1999:
Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio passes away from lung cancer at the age of 84.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 8th, 1999:
United States: Angel Of Mine - Monica
United Kingdom: Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "8MM" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is March 8th, 1999 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer.
In America, the song Angel Of Mine by Monica is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Baby One More Time by Britney Spears is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie 8MM 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. 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.
The Nokia 3210 is currently one of the most popular cell phones on the market. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Stargate SG-1", "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" and "The Powerpuff Girls". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "StarCraft", "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six", "Pokémon Red and Blue" and "Final Fantasy VIII".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Rugrats", "In the House", "Hang Time" and "Daria". Popular toys include the likes of "Nintendo 64", "The Pokémon Trading Card Game", "Furby" and "Game Boy Color".
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 March 8th, 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.
"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.
On the 23rd of February, the survival horror video game "Silent Hill" was released for the PlayStation.
Basic facts and information about this date:
21 years, 11 months and 24 days have passed since March 8th, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on March 8th, 1999, will be 21 years of age.
People born in 1999 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 920851200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around March 8th, 1999:
February 12th, 1999: United States President Bill Clinton is acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 8th, 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 March 8th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 29th of May, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 8th, 1999 is the 16th of December, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about March 8th, 1999.
8,029 days have passed since this date.
693,705,600 seconds have passed since the March 8th, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 809,323,200 times.
Since March 8th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 357,952,089,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,617,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,658,682 steps. That's about 26,515 miles!
Since this date, 8,324,467 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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