April 8th, 1999, was a Thursday. It was day 98 of 1999. The decade was the Nineties.
23 years, 11 months and 19 days have passed since April 8th, 1999.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on April 8th, 1999.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Forces of Nature" was at the top of the Box Office on April 8th, 1999.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is April 8th, 1999, and it's a Thursday. 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. Meanwhile, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales. 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.
A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to explode in popularity. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers started to allow 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. The Nokia 3210 is currently one of the most popular cell phones on the market.
If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Jill Dando, Dana Plato, Owen Hart and John F. Kennedy Jr. would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Walker, Texas Ranger", "JAG", "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction" and "Becker". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Spyro the Dragon", "Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus", "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" and "Baldur's Gate".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Doug", "Friends", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Ed, Edd n Eddy". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Screwball Scramble, Jenga, the Nintendo 64 and Groovy Girls.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on April 8th, 1999.
In March of 1999, NATO began a bombing campaign in Yugoslavia after peace talks failed.
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.
On February 23rd, 1999, the survival horror video game "Silent Hill" was released for the PlayStation.
The song "Smooth" by Santana went on to win a Grammy for 1999's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1999. This was because of the rise in online shopping.
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.
Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar was named as FHM's sexiest woman of the year 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.
Throughout much of 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.
The film "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.
Between 1999 and 2001, "text messaging" continued to explode in popularity. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones, and providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to contacts on different networks.
During this time, the Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Popular games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country and the various Pokémon releases.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.
At the end of the 1990s, pagers started to die out. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices 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.
During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, many people used CD folders to store their music collections. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.
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.
During this period, the Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included the likes of Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007 and Yoshi's Story.
The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.
During this period, people were 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.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist, plain-colored walls.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
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Television shows that people were watching in April, 1999.
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.
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.
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.
American teen drama.
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
Family drama series.
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1999.
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
Godzilla: The Series
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
Cow And Chicken
The Angry Beavers
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Superman: The Animated Series
Kenan & Kel
In the House
Boy Meets World
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Beverly Hills, 90210
Round the Twist
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1999.
The Game Boy Color
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Nintendo 64
The PlayStation (PS1)
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Littlest Pet Shop
Popular video games that people were playing in April of 1999.
Final Fantasy VIII
Party video game that was released for the Nintendo 64.
Professional wrestling game that was released for the Sony PlayStation and the Nintendo 64.
City building simulation.
Third-person shooter / stealth game, starring Gabriel Logan as the main character.
Survival horror game.
Fantasy role-playing video game.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Released for the Nintendo 64.
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Released for the Sony PlayStation.
Sci-fi first person shooter game developed by Valve Corporation.
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Third game in the Crash Bandicoot series.
Pokémon Red and Blue
Game Boy game.
Based on the 1996 film of the same name. Released for the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation.
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.
Fighting game that was released for the Sega Dreamcast.
Racing video game that was released for the Sony PlayStation.
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation.
Resident Evil 2
The second game in the series. Starring Leon and Claire as they traverse the Zombie-filled streets of Raccoon City.
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 April 8th, 2005, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 8th.
First Lady of the United States. Deceased
Born on April 8th, 1918
She turned 81 on this day in 1999.
Historical weather information for April 8th, 1999.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 8th, 1999.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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