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April 20, 1999

April 20, 1999, was a Tuesday. It was 25 years, 3 months, and 4 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on April 20, 1999:

  • Wrestler Rick Rude dies from an overdose at the age of 40.
  • The Columbine High School massacre occurs, resulting in the deaths of 15 people.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on April 20, 1999:

  • United States: "No Scrubs" by TLC
  • United Kingdom: "Perfect Moment" by Martine McCutcheon

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 20, 1999

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • No Scrubs - TLC
  • Believe - Cher
  • What's It Gonna Be?! - Busta Rhymes Featuring Janet
  • Every Morning - Sugar Ray
  • Heartbreak Hotel - Whitney Houston Feat. Faith Evans & Kelly Price
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.
Life

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Life".

Facts

This date was 9,227 days ago. Approximately 308 months have passed. It was the 110th day of 1999, in week 16. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 25 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 103 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Comments

Comments from our visitors about this date:

PolandMan

Saddest days of '99.
Posted on August 7, 2023 23:05

Mayuran.90

No words at all as it is still an ongoing issue 25 years on.
Posted on April 1, 2024 17:37

tom

25 years ago that's literally insane smh
Posted on April 20, 2024 08:38


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Take me back to April 20, 1999

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, April 20, 1999. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1999 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song "No Scrubs" by TLC is at the top of the singles charts, while "Perfect Moment" by Martine McCutcheon is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Life 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. 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. The Nokia 3210 is currently one of the most popular cellphones on the market. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Jill Dando, Dana Plato, Owen Hart, and Fred Trump would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Walker, Texas Ranger", "7th Heaven", "That '70s Show", and "Will & Grace". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "FIFA 99", "Baldur's Gate", "WCW Nitro", and "Mario Party". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Nanny", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Smart Guy", and "Cow And Chicken".

Popular toys at the moment include Yo-yo, Fear Street books, Gogo's Crazy Bones, and Betty Spaghetty (doll).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 20, 1999.

  • The Columbine High School massacre.

    The Columbine High School massacre

    On April 20th, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris shot and killed 13 people at their high school in Colorado. The pair subsequently committed suicide. This mass shooting led to increased security across schools in the United States. It also reignited calls for more gun control measures.
  • Mambo No. 5.

    Mambo No. 5

    Lou Bega's cover of Mambo No. 5 was released in April of 1999. It remained on top of the charts for over 10 weeks.
  • Nail Bomb Attacks.

    Nail Bomb Attacks

    Around this time, a series of nail bombs exploded in London. An English neo-Nazi called David Copeland was later arrested for the crimes and given six concurrent life sentences.
  • Kosovo War Bombing.

    Kosovo War Bombing

    In March 1999, NATO began a bombing campaign in Yugoslavia after peace talks failed.
  • Nokia 3210.

    Nokia 3210

    The Nokia 3210 was released in March 1999. Over the course of the next year, it went on to become one of the most popular cellphones in history.
  • 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.
  • 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 April 20, 1999.

  • March 21, 1999: English comedian Ernie Wise dies at the age of 73.
  • March 22, 1999: American country music group Lonestar release their single "Amazed".
  • March 23, 1999: Ricky Martin releases his single Livin' la Vida Loca.
  • March 24, 1999:
    • NATO launches air strikes against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
    • 38 people die after a truck carrying flour and margarine catches fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel between Italy and France.
  • March 28, 1999:
    • WrestleMania XV: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeats The Rock at the First Union Center in Philadelphia.
    • Rapper Freaky Tah is shot dead in Queens, New York.
  • March 29, 1999: Stock market: The Dow Jones hits the 10,000 mark for the first time.
  • March 31, 1999:
    • The Matrix (1999) is released in movie theaters.
    • The romantic comedy film "10 Things I Hate About You" is released in movie theaters.
  • April 1, 1999: A minimum wage (£3.60 per hour) is introduced in Britain for the first time.
  • April 3, 1999: NBA player Darryl Strawberry is arrested for attempting to solicit sex from an undercover policewoman.
  • April 5, 1999: The suspects behind the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing are handed over to British authorities.
  • April 6, 1999: Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra announce that they are separating after being married for less than 6 months.
  • April 9, 1999:
    • The comedy movie Never Been Kissed (1999) is released.
    • The President of Niger, Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, is assassinated.
  • April 15, 1999: Social networking service LiveJournal is launched.
  • April 17, 1999: A nail bomb explodes in Brixton, South London.
  • April 19, 1999:
    • Lou Bega releases his single Mambo No. 5.
    • Westlife release their debut single "Swear It Again".
  • This date: April 20, 1999
  • April 26, 1999:
    • The video game "Super Smash Bros." is released for the Nintendo 64.
    • English television presenter Jill Dando is gunned down outside of her house in Fulham.
  • April 27, 1999: Rapper DMX releases his single Slippin'.
  • April 28, 1999: American Football player Brandon Burlsworth dies in a car accident at the age of 22.
  • April 30, 1999:
    • A neo-Nazi named David Copeland detonates a nail bomb at a pub in Soho, London.
    • The game "Grand Theft Auto: London 1969" is released for the Sony PlayStation.
  • May 1, 1999: The body of English mountaineer George Mallory is discovered on Mount Everest, 75 years after he went missing.
  • May 2, 1999: English actor Oliver Reed dies from a heart attack at the age of 61.
  • May 3, 1999: 45 people are killed when an F5 tornado hits Oklahoma City.
  • May 7, 1999: The Mummy (1999) is released in cinemas.
  • May 8, 1999: Actress Dana Plato, who portrayed Kimberly Drummond in the sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes", dies from an overdose at the age of 34.
  • May 11, 1999: Jennifer Lopez releases her debut single "If You Had My Love".
  • May 12, 1999: The Scottish Parliament holds its first meeting.
  • May 18, 1999: The Backstreet Boys release their album "Millennium", which contains singles such as "I Want It That Way".
  • May 19, 1999: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) is released.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 20, 1999, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 20, 1999 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on April 20, 1999

People in April 1999 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from April 1999.

Futurama
Futurama
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

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 April 20, 1999

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1999:

Digimon Adventure
Digimon Adventure
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
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 April 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 April 20, 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 April 20, 2005, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 20.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

German dictator Deceased
Born on April 20, 1889
He was not alive on this date.

George Takei

George Takei

American actor
Born on April 20, 1937
He turned 62 on this day in 1999.

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross

Singer Deceased
Born on April 20, 1951
He turned 48 on this day in 1999.

Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra

Model
Born on April 20, 1972
She turned 27 on this day in 1999.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Model
Born on April 20, 1983
She turned 16 on this day in 1999.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 20, 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 April 20, 1999 was most likely conceived around July 28, 1998.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 20, 1999 is close to January 11, 2000.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 20, 1999:

  • 9,227 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,318 weeks have passed.
  • 797,212,800 seconds have passed since April 20, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 930,081,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 411,361,804,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 132,868,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 68,560,301 steps. That's roughly 30,471 miles.
  • 9,566,554 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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