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May 23rd, 1999.

May 23rd, 1999, was a Sunday. It was day 143 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

21 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since May 23rd, 1999.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on May 23rd, 1999?

  • WWF wrestler Owen Hart dies after falling during a live show.

Born on May 23rd, 1999.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • James Charles: Internet personality.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1999.

  • United States: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • United Kingdom: I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Mummy" was at the top of the box office on May 23rd, 1999.

Take me back to May 23rd, 1999!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 23rd, 1999 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, 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 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. 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 "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Boy Meets World", "Clueless" and "Recess".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six", "Metal Gear Solid", "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" and "Final Fantasy VIII". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Hey Arnold!", "City Guys" and "That '70s Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Yo-yo, the Nintendo 64, Bop It and the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 23rd, 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".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, students Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris shot and killed 13 people at their high school in Colorado. The pair subsequently committed suicide. The mass shooting led to increased security across schools in the United States. It also reignited calls for more gun control measures.

  • Eurovision 1999.

    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.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 21 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since May 23rd, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 23rd, 1999, will be 21 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1999 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 927414000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 1999.

  • April 26th, 1999: The video game "Super Smash Bros." is released for the Nintendo 64.
  • April 26th, 1999: English television presenter Jill Dando is gunned down outside of her house in Fulham.
  • April 27th, 1999: Rapper DMX releases his single Slippin'.
  • 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.
  • May 7th, 1999: The Mummy (1999) is released in cinemas.
  • May 11th, 1999: Jennifer Lopez releases her debut single "If You Had My Love".
  • 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.
  • This date: May 23rd, 1999
  • 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.
  • May 29th, 1999: The body of Iron Butterfly bassist Philip Taylor Kramer is found 4 years after he disappeared from Highway 101.
  • May 31st, 1999: The Chemical Brothers release the song "Hey Boy Hey Girl".
  • May 31st, 1999: The video game "Ape Escape" is released on the PlayStation.
  • June 1st, 1999: Christina Aguilera releases the song "Genie in a Bottle".
  • June 1st, 1999: Jennifer Lopez releases her debut studio album "On the 6".
  • June 1st, 1999: Music-sharing website Napster is founded.
  • June 2nd, 1999: The TV show "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" comes to an end after six years.
  • June 6th, 1999: 345 prisoners escape from Putim prison in Brazil.
  • June 7th, 1999: Osama bin Laden is placed on the FBI's most wanted list.
  • June 8th, 1999: British politician Jonathan Aitken is jailed for 18 months for lying during a failed libel action.
  • June 9th, 1999: English pop group S Club 7 release their debut single "Bring It All Back".
  • June 10th, 1999: NATO calls off air strikes on Kosovo after Serb troops begin to withdraw.
  • June 11th, 1999: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) is released.
  • June 14th, 1999: The Vengaboys release their song "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!".
  • June 15th, 1999: Santana release their album "Supernatural".
  • June 16th, 1999: The animated movie Tarzan (1999) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 18th, 1999: 16 people are arrested after an anti-capitalism protest in London turns violent.
  • June 19th, 1999: The game Counter-Strike is released.
  • June 21st, 1999: "Yahoo! Messenger" is released.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23rd, 1999, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23rd, 1999 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 23rd, 1999.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1999.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1999.

  • The Game Boy Color
  • Furby
  • Groovy Girls
  • Spice Girls dolls
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • The Nintendo 64
  • The PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Yo-yo
  • Jenga

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Super Smash Bros. - Fighting game that was developed for the Nintendo 64.
  • 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.
  • Pokémon Red and Blue - Game Boy game.
  • 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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 23rd of May.

  • May 23rd, 1908: John Bardeen (American physicist) (Deceased)
  • May 23rd, 1950: Bill Barr (US Attorney General) turned 49 on this day in 1999.
  • May 23rd, 1958: Drew Carey (Actor) turned 41 on this day in 1999.
  • May 23rd, 1965: Melissa McBride (Actress) turned 34 on this day in 1999.
  • May 23rd, 1991: Aaron Donald (NFL player) turned 8 on this day in 1999.

Weather on May 23rd, 1999.

Historical weather information for May 23rd, 1999.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.1 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 61.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.56cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.83 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 23rd, 1999.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1999.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 23rd, 1999 was most likely conceived around the 13th of August, 1998.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 1999 is close to the 1st of March, 2000.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 23rd, 1999.

  • A total of 8,022 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,146 weeks have passed.
  • 693,100,800 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 808,617,600 times.
  • Since May 23rd, 1999, the earth has travelled approximately 357,640,012,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,516,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,606,669 steps. That's about 26,492 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,317,210 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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