August 5th, 1999, was a Thursday. It was day 217 of 1999. The decade was the Nineties.
23 years and 12 days have passed since August 5th, 1999.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
What happened on August 5th, 1999?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 5th, 1999.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Runaway Bride" was at the top of the Box Office on August 5th, 1999.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 5th, 1999.
On July 30th, 1999, the horror film "The Blair Witch Project" was released in movie theaters. The film, which was about three film students who went missing, used "recovered" homemade footage to make the story more believable. Fake websites, news articles and missing posters were also used in the marketing campaign.
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.
The song "Smooth" by Santana went on to win a Grammy for 1999's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar was named as FHM's sexiest woman of the year 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.
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.
The film "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During this period, landline phones were still popular. However, they would soon start to decline due to the rise of mobile phones.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, many people used CD folders to store their music collections. Disc towers were also popular for albums and things such as PlayStation games.
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.
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 (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
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.
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.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
Basic facts and information about this date.
News stories and other events that happened around August 5th, 1999.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in August, 1999.
Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.
The Royle Family
British sitcom about a Manchester family called the Royles.
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.
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.
American teen drama.
TV show about an attorney called Ally McBeal. Starring Calista Flockhart.
A military team of scientists and soldiers travel to different planets in the universe.
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.
King of the Hill
Animated series about a family living in Texas.
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
Family drama series.
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1999.
Dora the Explorer
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
Godzilla: The Series
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
The Angry Beavers
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Superman: The Animated Series
Kenan & Kel
In the House
Boy Meets World
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Beverly Hills, 90210
Round the Twist
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1999.
The Game Boy Color
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Nintendo 64
The PlayStation (PS1)
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Littlest Pet Shop
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 1999.
Wrestling game that was released for the PS1 and the Nintendo 64.
Published for the Nintendo 64.
Survival horror game involving dinosaurs.
Action driving video game that was released for the Sony PlayStation.
Platform game that was released for the PlayStation.
Street Fighter Alpha 3
2D fighting game that was released on a number of different consoles.
Super Smash Bros.
Fighting game that was developed for the Nintendo 64.
Final Fantasy VIII
Party video game that was released for the Nintendo 64.
Professional wrestling game that was released for the Sony PlayStation and the Nintendo 64.
City building simulation.
Third-person shooter / stealth game, starring Gabriel Logan as the main character.
Survival horror game.
Fantasy role-playing video game.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Released for the Nintendo 64.
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
Released for the Sony PlayStation.
Sci-fi first person shooter game developed by Valve Corporation.
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Third game in the Crash Bandicoot series.
Pokémon Red and Blue
Game Boy game.
Based on the 1996 film of the same name. Released for the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 5th.
Historical weather information for August 5th, 1999.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 5th, 1999.
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 5th, 1999.
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
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