April 26th, 1999, fell on a Monday. It was day 116 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 11 months and 24 days have passed since April 26th, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on April 26th, 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.
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
Which 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. Anyone 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 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.
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 "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Ally McBeal", "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" and "Charmed". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Spyro the Dragon", "Pokémon Red and Blue", "Silent Hill" and "Super Smash Bros.".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Kenan & Kel", "Arthur" and "The Powerpuff Girls". Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "PlayStation (PS1)", "Bop It" and "Furby".
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".
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.
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, 11 months and 24 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.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 26th, 1999?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 26th, 1999.
8,030 days have passed since this date.
693,792,000 seconds have passed since the April 26th, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 809,424,000 times.
Since April 26th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 357,996,672,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,632,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,666,112 steps. That's about 26,518 miles!
Since this date, 8,325,504 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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