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July 23rd, 1999.

July 23rd, 1999, was a Friday. It was day 204 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

Exactly 22 years have passed since July 23rd, 1999.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on July 23rd, 1999?

  • All Nippon Airways Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.
  • The Haunting (1999) is released.
  • The comedy film "Inspector Gadget", starring Matthew Broderick, is released in movie theaters.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: Bills Bills Bills - Destiny's Child
  • United Kingdom: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
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The Haunting

Top movie at the Box Office.

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

Take me back to July 23rd, 1999!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 23rd, 1999 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Bills Bills Bills by Destiny's Child is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Haunting is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. Meanwhile, in technology news, 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. 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. People are saddened by the recent death of John F. Kennedy Jr., who died after his plane crashed off the west coast of Massachusetts. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "3rd Rock from the Sun", "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction", "Sex and the City" and "The King of Queens".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Spyro the Dragon", "Silent Hill", "Counter-Strike" and "Dino Crisis". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Blue's Clues", "USA High", "The Wild Thornberrys" and "Ed, Edd n Eddy". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Jenga, Littlest Pet Shop, Bop It and Spice Girls dolls.

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 23rd, 1999.

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Exactly 22 years have passed since July 23rd, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 23rd, 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 932684400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 23rd, 1999.

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 23rd, 1999, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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 23rd, 1999 falls under the Salmon.
  • 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 23rd, 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 23rd, 2005 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 23rd.

Woody Harrelson

Actor.
Born on July 23rd, 1961
He turned 38 on this day in 1999.

Slash

Musician.
Born on July 23rd, 1965
He turned 34 on this day in 1999.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor. Deceased
Born on July 23rd, 1967
He turned 32 on this day in 1999.

David Dobrik

Internet personality.
Born on July 23rd, 1996
He turned 3 on this day in 1999.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 23rd of July.

  • Revolution Day (Egypt)

Weather on July 23rd, 1999.

Historical weather information for July 23rd, 1999.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 22.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 76.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 24.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.06 degrees Celsius.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

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

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 8,036 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,148 weeks have passed.
  • 694,310,400 seconds have passed since the July 23rd, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 810,028,800 times.
  • Since July 23rd, 1999, the earth has travelled approximately 358,264,166,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 115,718,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,710,694 steps. That's about 26,538 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,331,725 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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