August 31st, 1999

August 31st, 1999, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 243 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

21 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since August 31st, 1999.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 1999:

  • United States: Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera
  • United Kingdom: Mi Chico Latino - Geri Halliwell

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 31st, 1999 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. The summer of 1999 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In America, the song Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Mi Chico Latino by Geri Halliwell 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 "Friends", "Star Trek: Voyager", "Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction" and "The Powerpuff Girls". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Metal Gear Solid", "Spyro the Dragon", "Syphon Filter" and "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Rugrats", "Kenan & Kel", "The Powerpuff Girls" and "Dora the Explorer".

Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "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 31st, 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.

  • The Second Chechen War.

    During this period, the Second Chechen War was taking place. The armed conflict took place in Chechnya between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 21 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since August 31st, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 31st, 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 936054000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 1999:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 31st, 1999, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 1999 falls under the Bear.
  • 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 31st of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 31st, 1999:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 60.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 16.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.22 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on August 31st, 1999?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 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 31st, 1999 was probably conceived around the 21st of November, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 1999 is the 9th of June, 2000. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater - Skateboarding game.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 1999.

  • 7,767 days have passed since this date.
  • 671,072,400 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 782,917,800 times.
  • Since August 31st, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 346,273,358,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,845,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,712,226 steps. That's about 25,650 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,052,869 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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