The 17th of April, 1999, fell on a Saturday. Day 107 of 1999. Decade: 1990s.
20 years, 9 months and 29 days have passed since the 17th of April, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 17th of April, 1999:
A nail bomb explodes in Brixton, South London.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of April, 1999:
United States: No Scrubs - TLC
United Kingdom: Flat Beat - Mr. Oizo
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Life" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 17th of April, 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".
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.
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.
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.
Nail Bomb Attacks
There is widespread media coverage after a series of nail bombs explode in London. An English neo-Nazi called David Copeland is eventually arrested for the crimes and given six concurrent life sentences.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of April:
TV shows that you might 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.
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.
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.
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 17th of April, 1999.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of April, 1999.
7,610 days have passed since this date.
657,507,600 seconds have passed since the 17th of April, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 767,092,200 times.
Since the 17th of April, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 339,273,921,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 109,584,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,545,654 steps. That's about 25,131 miles!
Since this date, 7,890,091 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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