August 6th, 1999, fell on a Friday. It was day 218 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
20 years, 11 months and 6 days have passed since August 6th, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 6th, 1999:
The movie The Sixth Sense (1999) is released.
The Iron Giant (1999) is released in cinemas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 6th, 1999:
United States: Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera
United Kingdom: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Runaway Bride" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is August 6th, 1999 and it's a Friday. People 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 Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera 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 Runaway Bride is at the top of the Box Office.
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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "King of the Hill", "Recess", "CatDog" and "Charmed".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Spyro the Dragon", "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time", "Silent Hill" and "Counter-Strike". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "In the House", "Hang Time", "USA High" and "The Wild Thornberrys". Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "Littlest Pet Shop", "Groovy Girls" and "Furby".
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 August 6th, 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".
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.
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:
20 years, 11 months and 6 days have passed since August 6th, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 6th, 1999, will be 20 years of age.
People born in 1999 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 933894000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 6th, 1999:
July 8th, 1999: J. K. Rowling publishes her third novel in the Harry Potter series: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.".
Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.6 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a mostly sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 67.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.61 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
London, England: Temperature: 21.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 6th, 1999.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 6th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 27th of October, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 6th, 1999 is the 15th of May, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Counter-Strike - FPS game.
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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 6th, 1999.
7,646 days have passed since this date.
660,614,400 seconds have passed since the August 6th, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 770,716,800 times.
Since August 6th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 340,877,030,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 110,102,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,812,838 steps. That's about 25,250 miles!
Since this date, 7,927,373 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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