June 6th, 1999, fell on a Sunday. It was day 157 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 3 months and 16 days have passed since June 6th, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on June 6th, 1999:
345 prisoners escape from Putim prison in Brazil.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 6th, 1999:
United States: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
United Kingdom: Sweet Like Chocolate - Shanks & Bigfoot
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Phantom Menace" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is June 6th, 1999 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In America, the song Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Sweet Like Chocolate by Shanks & Bigfoot is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Phantom Menace 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 "The Nanny", "7th Heaven", "Oz" and "Sex and the City".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Spyro the Dragon", "Half-Life", "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" and "Syphon Filter". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Nanny", "Kenan & Kel", "Teletubbies" and "Recess". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Littlest Pet Shop", "Bop It", "Spice Girls dolls" and "Furby".
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 June 6th, 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 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:
This date fell on a weekend.
21 years, 3 months and 16 days have passed since June 6th, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on June 6th, 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 928623600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around June 6th, 1999:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on June 6th, 1999.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on June 6th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 27th of August, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 6th, 1999 is the 15th of March, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
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 June 6th, 1999.
7,779 days have passed since this date.
672,105,600 seconds have passed since the June 6th, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 784,123,200 times.
Since June 6th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 346,806,489,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 112,017,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,801,082 steps. That's about 25,689 miles!
Since this date, 8,065,267 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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