May 1, 1999

May 1, 1999, was a Saturday. It was 25 years and 24 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on May 1, 1999?

  • The body of English mountaineer George Mallory is discovered on Mount Everest, 75 years after he went missing.

Born on May 1, 1999

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 1, 1999:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 1, 1999

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • No Scrubs - TLC
  • Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
  • Believe - Cher
  • Every Morning - Sugar Ray
  • What's It Gonna Be?! - Busta Rhymes Featuring Janet
Play the top singles from 1999
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Top movie at the box office

The movie "Entrapment" was at the top of the box office on May 1, 1999.


This date occurred 9,156 days ago. Approximately 305 months have passed. It was the 121st day of 1999, in week 17. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on May 1, 1999, are now 25 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. The Earth has experienced 102 seasons of weather since then.


The following comments about May 1, 1999, were submitted by our visitors:


Hard to believe Spongebob has been on air in the years since and I wonder if this cartoon will outlive us all alongside The Simpsons.
Posted on July 2, 2022 01:38


SpongeBob, The Simpsons, and a handful of other shows are still going to be on the air when we are living among the galaxies.
Posted on January 24, 2023 15:51

keiron hill

Vauxhall launched the Zafira. It was funky and cool.
Posted on February 28, 2023 10:42


There was severe weather in the town that I lived in on this day.
Posted on March 2, 2023 21:18

Evan Tackett

The day that SpongeBob SquarePants, my #2 favorite Nickelodeon show of all time, premiered on Nickelodeon. This is one of my favorite Nickelodeon shows, along with Avatar: The Last Airbender. I was obsessed with it when I was a kid. I remember watching it constantly when I was a kid, along with Fairly Odd Parents. I still love it to this day. I love seasons 1-3, season 4 was good, season 5 was okay, seasons 6–8 were terrible, season 9 was okay, and seasons 10-present were great. I will always love this series. It was one of my favorite cartoons when I was a kid, along with Kim Possible. And it's my #2 favorite Nickelodeon show, #1 being Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Posted on April 13, 2023 03:08


Have a feeling that SpongeBob and The Simpsons are going to be those two animated shows still airing when were have settled on Mars or some other planet.
Posted on April 13, 2023 15:50


SpongeBob premiered the same week YNW Melly was born and it happened four weeks before I came here on this earth (5/29/1999). Precious memories.
Posted on July 18, 2023 04:08


Old Spongebob is going to outlast us all alongside The Simpsons at this rate isn't he?
Posted on February 24, 2024 22:15


Let that sink in as the cartoon series Spongebob Squarepants will soon be old enough to rent a car.
Posted on April 5, 2024 00:43

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Take me back to May 1, 1999

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is May 1, 1999, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1999 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. 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 Entrapment is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Ally McBeal", "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place", and "Will & Grace". 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 Dana Plato, Owen Hart, Fred Trump, and John F. Kennedy Jr. would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Tenchu: Stealth Assassins", "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six", "Metal Gear Solid", and "WCW Nitro".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Moesha", "Blue's Clues", "Hey Arnold!", and "KaBlam!". Children are playing with toys such as the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Groovy Girls, Betty Spaghetty (doll), and Fisher Price Chatter Phone.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 1, 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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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 1, 1999.

  • 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".
  • April 20, 1999:
    • The Columbine High School massacre occurs, resulting in the deaths of 15 people.
    • Wrestler Rick Rude dies from an overdose at the age of 40.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 1, 1999
  • 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.
  • May 21, 1999:
    • Notting Hill (1999), starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, is released in movie theaters.
    • The single "Sweet Like Chocolate" is released by Shanks & Bigfoot.
    • Gay Byrne hosts his final Late Late Show.
  • May 22, 1999: FA Cup Final 1999: Manchester United defeat Newcastle United 2-0, with the two goals coming from Sheringham and Scholes.
  • May 23, 1999:
    • WWF wrestler Owen Hart dies after falling during a live show.
    • The final episode of "Sister, Sister" is aired.
  • May 25, 1999: The comedy television series "Home Improvement" comes to an end.
  • May 26, 1999: Manchester United defeat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after scoring two goals in injury time.
  • May 29, 1999: The body of Iron Butterfly bassist Philip Taylor Kramer is found 4 years after he disappeared from Highway 101.
  • May 31, 1999:
    • The Chemical Brothers release the song "Hey Boy Hey Girl".
    • The video game "Ape Escape" is released on the PlayStation.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 1, 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: May 1, 1999 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in May 1999

Television shows that people were watching in May 1999:

TV shows from May 1999.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 1999

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
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
Godzilla: The Series
Godzilla: The Series
Cousin Skeeter
Cousin Skeeter
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
That '70s Show

Toys in 1999

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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)
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 May 1999.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 1999
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Super Smash Bros. 1999
Super Smash Bros.
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
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 1998
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

Were you born on May 1, 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 May 1, 2005, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 1.

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Historical figure Deceased
Born on May 1, 1852
She was not alive on this date.

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw

American country singer
Born on May 1, 1967
He turned 32 on this day in 1999.

Mary Lou McDonald

Mary Lou McDonald

Irish politician
Born on May 1, 1969
She turned 30 on this day in 1999.

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan

Born on May 1, 1982
He turned 17 on this day in 1999.

Charli D'Amelio

Charli D'Amelio

Social media personality
Born on May 1, 2004
She was born exactly 5 years after this date.



National holidays and famous events that fall on May 1:


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 1, 1999.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 1, 1999 was most likely conceived around August 8, 1998.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 1, 1999 is close to January 22, 2000.

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Stats for May 1, 1999


Here are some interesting statistics about May 1, 1999:

  • 9,156 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,308 weeks have passed.
  • 791,078,400 seconds have passed since May 1, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 922,924,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 408,196,454,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 131,846,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 68,032,742 steps. That's roughly 30,237 miles.
  • 9,492,941 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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