June 18, 1999

June 18, 1999, was a Friday. It was 25 years and 24 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on June 18, 1999:

  • 16 people are arrested after an anti-capitalism protest in London turns violent.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 18, 1999:

  • United States: "If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez
  • United Kingdom: "Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)" by Baz Luhrmann

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 18, 1999

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez
  • Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • No Scrubs - TLC
  • Fortunate - Maxwell
  • Where My Girls At? - 702
Play the top songs from 1999
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1999. Take a trip back to the days of Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, Eminem, Sisqo and the Chemical Brothers.

Top movie

The movie "Tarzan" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 9,156 days ago. Approximately 305 months have passed. It was the 169th day of 1999, in week 24. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 25 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 102 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to June 18, 1999

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, June 18, 1999. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The summer of 1999 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez is at the top of the singles charts, while "Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)" by Baz Luhrmann is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Tarzan is at the top of the box office.

Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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.

Friends star Courtney Cox and actor David Arquette have been married in San Francisco. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Fred Trump, John F. Kennedy Jr., Wilt Chamberlain, and Walter Payton would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Walker, Texas Ranger", "ER", "Everybody Loves Raymond", and "Stargate SG-1".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Metal Gear Solid", "Mission Impossible", "WCW Nitro", and "Super Smash Bros.". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Postman Pat", "Dexter's Laboratory", "Cousin Skeeter", and "SpongeBob SquarePants". Popular toys at the moment include Yo-yo, Bop It, Groovy Girls, and Fisher Price Chatter Phone.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 18, 1999.

  • The second Austin Powers movie is released.

    The second Austin Powers movie is released

    In June and July of 1997, the spy comedy film "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" was playing at movie theaters. The movie, which starred Mike Myers and actress Heather Graham, grossed over $300 million USD.
  • Christina Aguilera releases her debut single.

    Christina Aguilera releases her debut single

    A new pop star called Christina Aguilera arrived on the scene in June 1999. Her debut single, "Genie in a Bottle," reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • Hey girls... Hey boys... Superstar DJ's... Here we go!

    Hey girls... Hey boys... Superstar DJ's... Here we go!

    In late May 1999, the English electronic music duo "The Chemical Brothers" released their hit single "Hey Boy Hey Girl".
  • Mambo No. 5.

    Mambo No. 5

    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.
  • Nokia 3210.

    Nokia 3210

    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.
  • Santana - "Smooth"

    Santana - "Smooth"

    The song "Smooth" by Santana went on to win a Grammy for 1999's Record of the Year.
  • 1999 in music.

    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.
  • The highest paid celebrities in 1999.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players 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.
  • Time Person of the Year 1999.

    Time Person of the Year 1999

    Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos was named Time Person of the Year in 1999 due to the rise in online shopping.
  • 1999 in movies.

    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.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar was named FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 1999.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • The Y2K bug.

    The Y2K bug

    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.
  • American Beauty.

    American Beauty

    The film "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.
  • Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity

    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.

    The Game Boy Color

    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.
  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out

    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 are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out

    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.
  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    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.
  • Ask Jeeves.

    Ask Jeeves

    Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    Late 1990s Fashion

    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.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
  • The Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    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.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    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.
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    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.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to June 18, 1999.

  • May 19, 1999: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) is released.
  • May 21, 1999:
    • Notting Hill (1999), starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, is released in movie theaters.
    • The single "Sweet Like Chocolate" is released by Shanks & Bigfoot.
    • Gay Byrne hosts his final Late Late Show.
  • May 22, 1999: FA Cup Final 1999: Manchester United defeat Newcastle United 2-0, with the two goals coming from Sheringham and Scholes.
  • May 23, 1999:
    • WWF wrestler Owen Hart dies after falling during a live show.
    • The final episode of "Sister, Sister" is aired.
  • May 25, 1999: The comedy television series "Home Improvement" comes to an end.
  • May 26, 1999: Manchester United defeat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after scoring two goals in injury time.
  • May 29, 1999: The body of Iron Butterfly bassist Philip Taylor Kramer is found 4 years after he disappeared from Highway 101.
  • May 31, 1999:
    • The Chemical Brothers release the song "Hey Boy Hey Girl".
    • The video game "Ape Escape" is released on the PlayStation.
  • June 1, 1999:
    • Christina Aguilera releases her debut song "Genie in a Bottle".
    • Jennifer Lopez releases her debut studio album "On the 6".
    • Music-sharing website Napster is founded.
    • Blink-182 release their album "Enema of the State".
    • Ja Rule releases his debut album "Venni Vetti Vecci".
  • June 2, 1999: The TV show "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" comes to an end after six years.
  • June 6, 1999: 345 prisoners escape from Putim prison in Brazil.
  • June 7, 1999: Osama bin Laden is placed on the FBI's most wanted list.
  • June 8, 1999: British politician Jonathan Aitken is jailed for 18 months for lying during a failed libel action.
  • June 9, 1999: English pop group S Club 7 release their debut single "Bring It All Back".
  • June 10, 1999: NATO calls off air strikes on Kosovo after Serb troops begin to withdraw.
  • June 11, 1999: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) is released.
  • June 12, 1999: Friends star Courteney Cox marries David Arquette at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.
  • June 14, 1999: The Vengaboys release their song "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!".
  • June 15, 1999: Santana release their album "Supernatural".
  • June 16, 1999: The animated movie Tarzan (1999) is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: June 18, 1999
  • June 19, 1999:
    • The game Counter-Strike is released.
    • American author Stephen King is hit by a car in Lovell, Maine.
  • June 21, 1999:
    • "Yahoo! Messenger" is released.
    • Whitney Houston releases her single "My Love Is Your Love".
  • June 25, 1999:
    • Big Daddy (1999), starring Adam Sandler, is released in movie theaters.
    • The San Antonio Spurs win the 1999 NBA Finals after they defeat the New York Knicks 4-1.
    • Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump, dies at the age of 93.
  • June 28, 1999: The single Blue (Da Ba Dee) is released by Eiffel 65.
  • June 29, 1999: Heavy metal band Slipknot release their debut album.
  • June 30, 1999:
    • Wild Wild West (1999) is released in movie theaters.
    • The video game "Driver" is released for the Sony PlayStation.
    • The movie "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" is released.
  • July 1, 1999: The game "Dino Crisis" is released.
  • July 3, 1999: ATB release the single "9 PM (Till I Come)".
  • July 4, 1999: David Beckham and Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) are married.
  • July 5, 1999: Wrestling: Lita makes her WWF debut.
  • July 8, 1999: J. K. Rowling publishes her third novel in the Harry Potter series: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.".
  • July 9, 1999: American Pie (1999) is released.
  • July 16, 1999: John F. Kennedy Jr. dies in a plane crash.
  • July 17, 1999: The first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants is aired.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 18, 1999, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 18, 1999 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on June 18, 1999

People in June 1999 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from June 1999.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Will & Grace
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
The King of Queens
The Royle Family
The Royle Family
That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Sex and the City
Sex and the City
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

Cars in 1999

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.

Cars in 1999.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on June 18, 1999

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1999:

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer
SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
Digimon Adventure
Digimon Adventure

Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls
Godzilla: The Series
Godzilla: The Series
Cousin Skeeter
Cousin Skeeter
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys

Popular toys and games in 1999

Toys and games that were popular in 1999:

Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Rescue Heroes figures
Rescue Heroes figures
Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer
Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer
The Game Boy Color
The Game Boy Color
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Bop It
Bop It
Car City Carpet
Car City Carpet
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in June 1999.

Ape Escape 1999
Ape Escape
Street Fighter Alpha 3 1999
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Super Smash Bros. 1999
Super Smash Bros.
Final Fantasy VIII 1999
Final Fantasy VIII
Mario Party 1999
Mario Party
WCW Nitro 1999
WCW Nitro
SimCity 3000 1999
SimCity 3000
Syphon Filter 1999
Syphon Filter
Silent Hill 1999
Silent Hill
Baldur's Gate 1998
Baldur's Gate
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
FIFA 99 1998

Were you born on June 18, 1999?

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.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out June 18, 2005, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 18.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Born on June 18, 1942
He turned 57 on this day in 1999.

Nathan Morris

Nathan Morris

Boyz II Men
Born on June 18, 1971
He turned 28 on this day in 1999.

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

Born on June 18, 1976
He turned 23 on this day in 1999.

Melanie Iglesias

Melanie Iglesias

Born on June 18, 1987
She turned 12 on this day in 1999.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Soccer player
Born on June 18, 1989
He turned 10 on this day in 1999.



Rapper Deceased
Born on June 18, 1994
He turned 5 on this day in 1999.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on June 18, 1999.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 18, 1999 was most likely conceived around September 25, 1998.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 18, 1999 is close to March 10, 2000.

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Stats for June 18, 1999


Here are some interesting statistics about June 18, 1999:

  • 9,156 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,308 weeks have passed.
  • 791,078,400 seconds have passed since June 18, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 922,924,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 408,196,454,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 131,846,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 68,032,742 steps. That's roughly 30,237 miles.
  • 9,492,941 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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