August 7th, 1999

August 7th, 1999, fell on a Saturday. It was day 219 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

21 years, 8 months and 15 days have passed since August 7th, 1999.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 7th, 1999:

  • United States: Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera
  • United Kingdom: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

Movie Box Office

Which 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 7th, 1999 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Kenan & Kel", "7th Heaven", "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and "Will & Grace".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six", "Spyro the Dragon", "Half-Life" and "Super Smash Bros.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Hang Time", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "CatDog" and "The Powerpuff Girls". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Jenga", "Littlest Pet Shop", "Bop It" 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 7th, 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

    "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.

  • Y2K

    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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 21 years, 8 months and 15 days have passed since August 7th, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 7th, 1999, will be 21 years of age.
  • People born in 1999 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 933980400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 7th, 1999:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 7th, 1999, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 7th, 1999 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • 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.

1999 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1999 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1999:

  • Game Boy Color
  • Furby
  • Groovy Girls
  • Spice Girls dolls
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • Nintendo 64
  • PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Yo-yo
  • Jenga

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 7th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 7th, 1999:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.1 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 19 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.

US President

Who was the US President on August 7th, 1999?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 7th, 1999?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 7th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 28th of October, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 7th, 1999 is the 16th of May, 2000. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 7th, 1999.

  • 7,929 days have passed since this date.
  • 685,065,600 seconds have passed since the August 7th, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 799,243,200 times.
  • Since August 7th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 353,493,849,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 114,177,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 58,915,642 steps. That's about 26,185 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,220,787 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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