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July 5th, 1999.

July 5th, 1999, was a Monday. It was day 186 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

22 years, 2 months and 12 days have passed since July 5th, 1999.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 5th, 1999?

  • Wrestling: Lita makes her WWF debut.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 5th, 1999.

  • United States: If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez
  • United Kingdom: 9 P.M. (till I Come) - ATB
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Wild Wild West

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Wild Wild West" was at the top of the box office on July 5th, 1999.

Take me back to July 5th, 1999!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 5th, 1999 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song If You Had My Love by Jennifer Lopez is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, 9 P.M. (till I Come) by ATB is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Wild Wild West is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. Meanwhile, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and the portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales.

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. A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to explode in popularity. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers started to allow 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 cell phones on the market. Soccer star David Beckham and Spice Girls singer Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) have recently been married. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John F. Kennedy Jr., Walter Payton, Big Pun and Tom Landry would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "The X-Files", "Dawson's Creek" and "Becker". 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 "All That", "In the House", "Moesha" and "City Guys".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Littlest Pet Shop, 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 July 5th, 1999.

  • Dino Crisis is released.

    Dino Crisis is released.

    On July 1st, 1999, the survival horror game "Dino Crisis" was released by Capcom.

  • Big Daddy is showing at movie theaters.

    Big Daddy is showing at movie theaters.

    At the end of June, 1999, the comedy film Big Daddy was released. The movie starred Adam Sandler as Sonny Koufax - a 32-year-old slacker who adopts a young boy in order to prove to his ex-girlfriend that he is a "grownup".

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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 as the Time Person of the Year in 1999. This was because of 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 as FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 1999.

  • Who were the best football players in 1999?

    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.

  • The Y2K bug.

    The Y2K bug.

    Throughout much of 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.

    Between 1999 and 2001, the act of "text messaging" continued to explode in popularity. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones and providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to their contacts on different networks.

  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color.

    During this time, the Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Popular 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.

    In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the floppy disk was phased out. The emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds made the diskette redundant.

  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out.

    At the end of the 1990s, pagers started to die out. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices 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.

    During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.

  • CD folders.

    CD folders.

    During the late 1990s and early naughties, many people used CD folders to store their music collection. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.

  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    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.

  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64.

    During this period, the Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included the likes of Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007 and Yoshi's Story.

  • The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.

  • CDs become the dominant music format.

    CDs become the dominant music format.

    From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.

  • VCRs are a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were 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.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 22 years, 2 months and 12 days have passed since July 5th, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 5th, 1999, will be 22 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1999 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 931129200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 5th, 1999.

  • 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 12th, 1999: Friends star Courteney Cox marries David Arquette at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.
  • 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 19th, 1999: American author Stephen King is hit by a car in Lovell, Maine.
  • June 21st, 1999: "Yahoo! Messenger" is released.
  • June 25th, 1999: Big Daddy (1999), starring Adam Sandler, is released in movie theaters.
  • June 25th, 1999: The San Antonio Spurs win the 1999 NBA Finals after they defeat the New York Knicks 4-1.
  • June 28th, 1999: The single Blue (Da Ba Dee) is released by Eiffel 65.
  • June 29th, 1999: Heavy metal band Slipknot release their debut album.
  • June 30th, 1999: Wild Wild West (1999) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 30th, 1999: The game "Driver" is released.
  • July 1st, 1999: The game "Dino Crisis" is released.
  • July 3rd, 1999: ATB release the single "9 PM (Till I Come)".
  • July 4th, 1999: David Beckham and Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) are married.
  • This date: July 5th, 1999
  • July 8th, 1999: J. K. Rowling publishes her third novel in the Harry Potter series: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.".
  • July 9th, 1999: American Pie (1999) is released.
  • July 16th, 1999: John F. Kennedy Jr. dies in a plane crash.
  • July 22nd, 1999: MSN Messenger is released.
  • July 23rd, 1999: The Haunting (1999) is released.
  • July 23rd, 1999: The comedy film "Inspector Gadget", starring Matthew Broderick, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 23rd, 1999: All Nippon Airways Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.
  • July 27th, 1999: NFL: Barry Sanders unexpectedly announces his retirement.
  • July 27th, 1999: After ten failed attempts, Tony Hawk becomes the first skateboarder to land a 900 degrees aerial spin.
  • July 28th, 1999: The movie Deep Blue Sea (1999) is released.
  • July 30th, 1999: The Blair Witch Project (1999) is released in movie theaters.
  • August 2nd, 1999: At least 285 people lose their lives after two trains collide at a station in Gaisal, India.
  • August 3rd, 1999: Football: Thierry Henry joins Arsenal.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 5th, 1999, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 5th, 1999 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.
  • Celebrity Deathmatch - 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.
  • CatDog - Animated show about conjoined siblings - a cat and a dog.
  • Dawson's Creek - American teen drama.
  • Ally McBeal - TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
  • Recess - Cartoon series about a group of six fourth-graders.
  • Stargate SG-1 - A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
  • Oz - 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.

Kid's TV shows on July 5th, 1999.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1999.

  • Dora the Explorer
  • 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
  • Tales from the Cryptkeeper
  • 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.

  • Dino Crisis - Survival horror game involving dinosaurs.
  • Counter-Strike - FPS game.
  • Ape Escape - Platform game that was released for the PlayStation.
  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out July 5th, 2005 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 5th.

Dorien Wilson

Actor.
Born on July 5th, 1963
He turned 36 on this day in 1999.

Edie Falco

Actress.
Born on July 5th, 1963
She turned 36 on this day in 1999.

RZA

Wu-Tang Clan member.
Born on July 5th, 1969
He turned 30 on this day in 1999.

Pauly D

Television personality.
Born on July 5th, 1980
He turned 19 on this day in 1999.

Weather on July 5th, 1999.

Historical weather information for July 5th, 1999.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 78.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 25.94 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.5 degrees Celsius. There was thunder.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 5th, 1999.

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 5th, 1999.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 5th, 1999.

  • A total of 8,110 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,158 weeks have passed.
  • 700,704,000 seconds have passed since the July 5th, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 817,488,000 times.
  • Since July 5th, 1999, the earth has travelled approximately 361,563,264,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 116,784,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 60,260,544 steps. That's about 26,782 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,408,448 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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