July 17th, 1999, fell on a Saturday. It was day 198 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 9 months and 4 days have passed since July 17th, 1999.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 17th, 1999:
United States: If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez
United Kingdom: 9 P.M. (till I Come) - ATB
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Eyes Wide Shut" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is July 17th, 1999 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
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 Eyes Wide Shut 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. J. K. Rowling has just published "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", which is her third novel in the Harry Potter series.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place", "The King of Queens" and "The Powerpuff Girls". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Metal Gear Solid", "Pokémon Red and Blue", "Final Fantasy VIII" and "Ape Escape". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Rugrats", "All That" and "Daria".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation (PS1)", "Bop It", "The Pokémon Trading Card Game" 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 July 17th, 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".
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
21 years, 9 months and 4 days have passed since July 17th, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on July 17th, 1999, will be 21 years of age.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 17th, 1999?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 17th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 7th of October, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 17th, 1999 is the 25th of April, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on July 17th, 1999.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 17th, 1999.
7,949 days have passed since this date.
686,793,600 seconds have passed since the July 17th, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 801,259,200 times.
Since July 17th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 354,385,497,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 114,465,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,064,250 steps. That's about 26,251 miles!
Since this date, 8,241,523 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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