April 5th, 1999

April 5th, 1999, fell on a Monday. It was day 95 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 0 months and 15 days have passed since April 5th, 1999.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 5th, 1999:

  • The suspects behind the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing are handed over to British authorities.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Believe - Cher
  • United Kingdom: Flat Beat - Mr. Oizo

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is April 5th, 1999 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1999 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Believe by Cher is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Flat Beat by Mr. Oizo is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Forces of Nature 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "Stargate SG-1" and "The King of Queens". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Metal Gear Solid", "Pokémon Red and Blue", "Half-Life" and "Silent Hill".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "In the House", "Hang Time", "Moesha" and "Hey Arnold!". Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "Bop It", "Groovy Girls" 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 April 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.

  • 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.

  • Nokia 3210

    In March of 1999, the Nokia 3210 was released. Over the course of 1999 and 2000, the Nokia 3210 went on to become one of the most popular cell phones in history.

  • Kosovo War Bombing

    NATO carries out a bombing campaign in Yugoslavia after peace talks fail.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 22 years, 0 months and 15 days have passed since April 5th, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 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 923266800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 5th, 1999:

  • March 8th, 1999: Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio passes away from lung cancer at the age of 84.
  • March 12th, 1999: Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic join NATO.
  • March 12th, 1999: The horror film "The Rage: Carrie 2" is released in movie theaters.
  • March 18th, 1999: The Nokia 3210 cellphone is released.
  • March 21st, 1999: English comedian Ernie Wise dies at the age of 73.
  • March 23rd, 1999: Ricky Martin releases his single Livin' la Vida Loca.
  • March 24th, 1999: NATO launches air strikes against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • March 28th, 1999: WrestleMania XV: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeats The Rock at the First Union Center in Philadelphia.
  • March 28th, 1999: Rapper Freaky Tah is shot dead in Queens, New York.
  • April 1st, 1999: A minimum wage (£3.60 per hour) is introduced in Britain for the first time.
  • This date: April 5th, 1999
  • April 6th, 1999: Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra announce that they are separating after being married for less than 6 months.
  • April 8th, 1999: The Matrix (1999) is released in movie theaters.
  • April 9th, 1999: The comedy movie Never Been Kissed (1999) is released.
  • April 9th, 1999: The President of Niger, Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, is assassinated.
  • April 15th, 1999: Social networking service LiveJournal is launched.
  • April 17th, 1999: A nail bomb explodes in Brixton, South London.
  • April 19th, 1999: Lou Bega releases his single Mambo No. 5.
  • April 20th, 1999: The Columbine High School massacre occurs, resulting in the deaths of 15 people.
  • April 26th, 1999: The video game "Super Smash Bros." is released for the Nintendo 64.
  • April 26th, 1999: English television presenter Jill Dando is gunned down outside of her house in Fulham.
  • April 30th, 1999: A nail bomb explodes at a pub in Soho, London. A neo-Nazi called David Copeland is later apprehended for the crime.
  • May 1st, 1999: The first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants is aired.
  • May 1st, 1999: The body of English mountaineer George Mallory is discovered on Mount Everest, 75 years after he went missing.
  • May 3rd, 1999: 45 people are killed when an F5 tornado hits Oklahoma City.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

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

Television Shows

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

  • Futurama - Animated series.
  • 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.

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.

  • Final Fantasy VIII - RPG game.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

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


Weather

Weather information for April 5th, 1999:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.5 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 39.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 4.22 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.27cm.

US President

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

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 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 April 5th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 26th of June, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 5th, 1999 is the 13th of January, 2000. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 8,051 days have passed since this date.
  • 695,606,400 seconds have passed since the April 5th, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 811,540,800 times.
  • Since April 5th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 358,932,902,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,934,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,822,150 steps. That's about 26,588 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,347,277 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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