May 21st, 1999, fell on a Friday. It was day 141 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 1 months and 12 days have passed since May 21st, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 21st, 1999:
Gay Byrne hosts his final Late Late Show.
Notting Hill (1999), starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, is released in movie theaters.
The single "Sweet Like Chocolate" is released by Shanks & Bigfoot.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 21st, 1999:
United States: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
United Kingdom: I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Mummy" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 21st, 1999 and it's a Friday. People 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 Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Mummy is at the top of the Box Office.
The Nokia 3210 is currently one of the most popular cell phones on the market. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Party of Five", "JAG", "The Powerpuff Girls" and "Futurama". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six", "Half-Life", "Syphon Filter" and "Final Fantasy VIII".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Kenan & Kel", "7th Heaven" and "SpongeBob SquarePants". Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Yo-yo", "Littlest Pet Shop" and "Spice Girls dolls".
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 21st, 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.
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.
The 1999 Eurovision song contest is held in Jerusalem, Israel. Sweden win the contest with the song "Take Me to Your Heaven" by Charlotte Nilsson.
Basic facts and information about this date:
21 years, 1 months and 12 days have passed since May 21st, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 21st, 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 927241200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 21st, 1999:
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 1st, 1999: The first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants is aired.
May 1st, 1999: The body of English mountaineer George Mallory is discovered on Mount Everest, 75 years after he went missing.
May 3rd, 1999: 45 people are killed when an F5 tornado hits Oklahoma City.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 21st, 1999.
7,713 days have passed since this date.
666,403,200 seconds have passed since the May 21st, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 777,470,400 times.
Since May 21st, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 343,864,051,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,067,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,310,675 steps. That's about 25,471 miles!
Since this date, 7,996,838 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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