May 1st, 1999

May 1st, 1999, fell on a Saturday. It was day 121 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

21 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since May 1st, 1999.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 1st, 1999:

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


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 1st, 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 "Entrapment" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 1st, 1999 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 1999 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

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 Entrapment 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 "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Rugrats", "7th Heaven" and "Will & Grace".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Spyro the Dragon", "Silent Hill", "Syphon Filter" and "Final Fantasy VIII". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "All That", "7th Heaven", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Teletubbies". Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "Littlest Pet Shop", "PlayStation (PS1)" and "Groovy Girls".


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 May 1st, 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

    "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.

  • Y2K

    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.

  • Nokia 3210

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 21 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since May 1st, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 1st, 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 925513200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 1st, 1999:

  • April 5th, 1999: The suspects behind the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing are handed over to British authorities.
  • April 8th, 1999: The Matrix (1999) is released in movie theaters.
  • April 9th, 1999: The comedy movie Never Been Kissed (1999) is released.
  • April 15th, 1999: Social networking service LiveJournal is launched.
  • April 17th, 1999: A nail bomb explodes in Brixton, South London.
  • April 19th, 1999: Lou Bega releases his single Mambo No. 5.
  • April 20th, 1999: The Columbine High School massacre occurs, resulting in the deaths of 15 people.
  • April 26th, 1999: English television presenter Jill Dando is gunned down outside of her house in Fulham.
  • April 30th, 1999: A nail bomb explodes at a pub in Soho, London. A neo-Nazi called David Copeland is later apprehended for the crime.
  • May 3rd, 1999: 45 people are killed when an F5 tornado hits Oklahoma City.
  • May 7th, 1999: The Mummy (1999) is released in cinemas.
  • May 18th, 1999: The Backstreet Boys release their album "Millennium", which contains singles such as "I Want It That Way".
  • May 19th, 1999: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) is released.
  • May 21st, 1999: Notting Hill (1999), starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, is released in movie theaters.
  • May 21st, 1999: The single "Sweet Like Chocolate" is released by Shanks & Bigfoot.
  • May 21st, 1999: Gay Byrne hosts his final Late Late Show.
  • May 22nd, 1999: FA Cup Final 1999: Manchester United defeat Newcastle United 2-0, with the two goals coming from Sheringham and Scholes.
  • May 23rd, 1999: WWF wrestler Owen Hart dies after falling during a live show.
  • May 25th, 1999: The comedy television series "Home Improvement" comes to an end.
  • May 26th, 1999: Manchester United defeat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after scoring two goals in injury time.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 1st, 1999, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 1st, 1999 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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.
  • Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place - TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.
  • CatDog - Animated show about conjoined siblings - a cat and a dog.

1999 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1999.

"SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy" - "Bob the Builder" - "The Powerpuff Girls" - "The Wild Thornberrys" - "That '70s Show" - "CatDog" - "Dawson's Creek" - "Bear in the Big Blue House" - "City Guys" - "Recess" - "USA High" - "The Angry Beavers" - "Smart Guy" - "Pokemon" - "Teletubbies" - "Daria" - "Hey Arnold!" - "Arthur" - "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" - "Blue's Clues" - "7th Heaven" - "Kenan & Kel" - "Moesha" - "Hang Time" - "In the House" - "Dexter's Laboratory" - "Friends" - "All That" - "Sister, Sister" - "The Nanny" - "Tales from the Cryptkeeper" - "Home Improvement" - "Doug" - "Rugrats" - "Beverly Hills, 90210" - "The Simpsons"


1999 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1999:

  • Game Boy Color
  • Furby
  • Groovy Girls
  • Spice Girls dolls
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Yo-yo
  • Jenga

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of May:

  • May Day / Labour Day (France)
  • International Workers' Day

Weather

Weather information for May 1st, 1999:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 56.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.5 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 1st, 1999 was probably conceived around the 22nd of July, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 1st, 1999 is the 8th of February, 2000. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 1st, 1999.

  • 7,777 days have passed since this date.
  • 671,932,800 seconds have passed since the May 1st, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 783,921,600 times.
  • Since May 1st, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 346,717,324,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,988,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,786,221 steps. That's about 25,683 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,063,194 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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