May 7th, 1999, was a Friday. It was Day 127 of 1999. The decade was the Nineties.
24 years and 29 days have passed since May 7th, 1999.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
What happened on May 7th, 1999?
People who were born on this exact date.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 7th, 1999.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Entrapment" was at the top of the box office on May 7th, 1999.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is May 7th, 1999, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Most people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the 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 at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Swear It Again by Westlife is the number-one hit song.
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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "Frasier", "Everybody Loves Raymond", and "Ally McBeal".
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, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Wilt Chamberlain would all still be alive.
People are playing video games such as "Resident Evil 2", "Pokémon Red and Blue", "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time", and "Super Smash Bros.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sister, Sister", "Dexter's Laboratory", "In the House", and "Recess". Children are playing with toys such as Screwball Scramble, Jenga, Furby, and Betty Spaghetty (doll).
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 7th, 1999.
The film "The Mummy" was showing at movie theaters in May and June of 1999.
On May 1st, 1999, the first episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants" was aired on Nickelodeon.
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.
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.
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.
In March 1999, NATO began a bombing campaign in Yugoslavia after peace talks failed.
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.
The song "Smooth" by Santana went on to win a Grammy for 1999's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos was named Time Person of the Year in 1999 due to the rise in online shopping.
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.
Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar was named FHM's sexiest woman of the year 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.
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.
The film "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.
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 was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Notable games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country, and the various Pokémon releases.
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 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.
Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
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.
Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
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 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
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.
The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
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.
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.
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.
People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
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Television shows that people were watching in May 1999.
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.
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.
Claymated stop-motion parody series that aired on MTV.
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
TV show about two graduate students called Berg and Pete.
American teen drama.
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
TV series about a prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility.
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Anthology series presented by Jonathan Frakes.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
Family drama series.
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1999.
Ed, Edd n Eddy
The Powerpuff Girls
Godzilla: The Series
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
Cow And Chicken
The Angry Beavers
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Superman: The Animated Series
Kenan & Kel
In the House
Boy Meets World
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Beverly Hills, 90210
Round the Twist
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1999.
The Game Boy Color
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Nintendo 64
The PlayStation (PS1)
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Littlest Pet Shop
Popular video games that people were playing in May of 1999.
Street Fighter Alpha 3
2D fighting game that was released on a number of different consoles.
Super Smash Bros.
Fighting game that was developed for the Nintendo 64.
Final Fantasy VIII
Party video game that was released for the Nintendo 64.
Professional wrestling game that was released for the Sony PlayStation and the Nintendo 64.
City building simulation.
Third-person shooter / stealth game, starring Gabriel Logan as the main character.
Survival horror game.
Fantasy role-playing video game.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Released for the Nintendo 64.
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Released for the Sony PlayStation.
Sci-fi first person shooter game developed by Valve Corporation.
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Third game in the Crash Bandicoot series.
Pokémon Red and Blue
Game Boy game.
Based on the 1996 film of the same name. Released for the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation.
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.
Fighting game that was released for the Sega Dreamcast.
Racing video game that was released for the Sony PlayStation.
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
Stealth game that was released on the PlayStation.
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.
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Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 7th.
Historical weather information for May 7th, 1999.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 7th, 1999.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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