August 16th, 1999

August 16th, 1999, fell on a Monday. It was day 228 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

21 years, 3 months and 16 days have passed since August 16th, 1999.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 16th, 1999:

  • The video game "Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver" is released on the PlayStation.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 16th, 1999:

  • United States: Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera
  • United Kingdom: When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating

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 16th, 1999 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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, When You Say Nothing At All by Ronan Keating 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. 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 "JAG", "King of the Hill", "Recess" and "Futurama". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Spyro the Dragon", "Half-Life", "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" and "Silent Hill". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Arthur", "Bob the Builder" and "Rocket Power".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Yo-yo", "Littlest Pet Shop", "Spice Girls dolls" 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 16th, 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".

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 21 years, 3 months and 16 days have passed since August 16th, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 16th, 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 934758000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 16th, 1999:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 16th, 1999, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 16th, 1999 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might 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.

  • Rocket Power
  • 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
  • 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
  • PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Yo-yo
  • Jenga

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 16th, 1999:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.61 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.32cm.

US President

Who was the US President on August 16th, 1999?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 16th, 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 16th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 6th of November, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 16th, 1999 is the 25th of May, 2000. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 16th, 1999.

  • 7,778 days have passed since this date.
  • 672,022,800 seconds have passed since the August 16th, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 784,026,600 times.
  • Since August 16th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 346,763,764,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 112,003,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,793,961 steps. That's about 25,686 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,064,274 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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