April 26th, 1999, fell on a Monday. It was day 116 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 2 months and 18 days have passed since April 26th, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on April 26th, 1999:
English television presenter Jill Dando is gunned down outside of her house in Fulham.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 26th, 1999:
United States: No Scrubs - TLC
United Kingdom: Perfect Moment - Martine McCutcheon
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Matrix" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is April 26th, 1999 and it's a Monday. The summer of 1999 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song No Scrubs by TLC is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Perfect Moment by Martine McCutcheon is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Matrix is at the top of the Box Office. 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 "Rugrats", "Frasier", "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "Ally McBeal". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Metal Gear Solid", "Silent Hill", "Syphon Filter" and "Final Fantasy VIII".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Friends", "Hang Time", "Hey Arnold!" and "The Angry Beavers". Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Littlest Pet Shop", "Bop It" 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 26th, 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.
Mambo No. 5
Lou Bega's cover of Mambo No. 5 is released in April of 1999 and stays in the top 10 charts for over 10 weeks.
The Columbine High School massacre.
On the 20th of April, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris murder 13 people at their high school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
Basic facts and information about this date:
21 years, 2 months and 18 days have passed since April 26th, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on April 26th, 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 925081200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around April 26th, 1999:
March 28th, 1999: WrestleMania XV: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeats The Rock at the First Union Center in Philadelphia.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 26th, 1999.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on April 26th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 17th of July, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 26th, 1999 is the 3rd of February, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
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?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 26th, 1999.
7,750 days have passed since this date.
669,600,000 seconds have passed since the April 26th, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 781,200,000 times.
Since April 26th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 345,513,600,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,600,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,585,600 steps. That's about 25,594 miles!
Since this date, 8,035,200 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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