September 18, 1999

September 18, 1999, was a Saturday. It was 24 years, 8 months, and 11 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on September 18, 1999:

  • Boxing: Félix Trinidad controversially defeats Oscar De La Hoya by a majority decision.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 18, 1999:

  • United States: "Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias
  • United Kingdom: "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 18, 1999

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Unpretty - TLC
  • Bailamos - Enrique Iglesias
  • Summer Girls - LFO
  • She's All I Ever Had - Ricky Martin
  • Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera
Play the top songs from 1999
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1999. Take a trip back to the days of Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, Eminem, Sisqo and the Chemical Brothers.
Blue Streak

Top movie

The movie "Blue Streak" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 9,020 days ago. Approximately 301 months have passed. It was the 261st day of 1999, in week 37. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 24 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 100 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to September 18, 1999

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, September 18, 1999. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias is at the top of the singles charts, while "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega is the number-one song in the UK.

Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Blue Streak is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline.

In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage—a big change from the darker "grunge" colors of the early 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 a "dress casual" look. They are also beginning to cut their hair shorter. A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is becoming more widespread. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers allowed users to send SMS messages to people on different networks. 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 cellphones on the market. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Wilt Chamberlain, Walter Payton, Big Pun, and Jim Varney would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Star Trek: Voyager", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", and "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Soulcalibur", "Mission Impossible", "Counter-Strike", and "Driver". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tales from the Cryptkeeper", "Moesha", "Kenan & Kel", and "Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm". Popular toys at the moment include Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Betty Spaghetty (doll), and the Game Boy Color.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 18, 1999.

  • American Beauty is showing at movie theaters.

    American Beauty is showing at movie theaters

    The award winning film "American Beauty" was showing at movie theaters at this time.
  • Puff Daddy and Jennifer Lopez.

    Puff Daddy and Jennifer Lopez

    Rapper Puff Daddy and singer Jennifer Lopez became an item in September 1999. Throughout their highly publicized relationship, they were seen as a "power couple."
  • The Dreamcast is released.

    The Dreamcast is released

    On September 9th, 1999, SEGA released their video game console "The Dreamcast". Unfortunately for SEGA, the console failed to meet expectations.
  • The Second Chechen War.

    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.
  • Nokia 3210.

    Nokia 3210

    The Nokia 3210 was released in March 1999. Over the course of the next year, it went on to become one of the most popular cellphones in history.
  • Santana - "Smooth"

    Santana - "Smooth"

    The song "Smooth" by Santana went on to win a Grammy for 1999's Record of the Year.
  • 1999 in music.

    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.
  • The highest paid celebrities in 1999.

    The highest paid celebrities in 1999

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players 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.
  • Time Person of the Year 1999.

    Time Person of the Year 1999

    Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos was named Time Person of the Year in 1999 due to the rise in online shopping.
  • 1999 in movies.

    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.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar was named FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 1999.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • The Y2K bug.

    The Y2K bug

    Throughout 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.
  • American Beauty.

    American Beauty

    The film "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.
  • Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity

    Text messaging exploded between 1999 and 2001. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones. Furthermore, providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to contacts on other networks.
  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color

    The Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Notable games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country, and the various Pokémon releases.
  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out

    The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out

    Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that 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.
  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
  • Ask Jeeves.

    Ask Jeeves

    Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    Late 1990s Fashion

    Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts, and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more prominent. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread among young men as brands such as "Old Navy" and "Abercrombie & Fitch" became more and more popular. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colors.
  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
  • The Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    Although the Internet existed, it was still something of a novelty in the late 1990s. Many people had to visit their local library just to "surf the web". Social media wasn't a thing yet, and most sites consisted of gaudy, static web pages.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 18, 1999.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 18, 1999.

  • August 26, 1999: The Second Chechen War begins when Russian forces begin air strikes against targets in Chechnya.
  • August 28, 1999:
    • Robbie Williams headlines at Slane.
    • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston make their first public appearance as a couple at the Emmy Awards.
  • August 30, 1999: Wrestling: The Rock 'n' Sock Connection is formed.
  • September 2, 1999: Soccer: Bobby Robson becomes the manager of Newcastle.
  • September 6, 1999: The first episode of the animated series "Dragon Tales" is aired on PBS Kids.
  • September 9, 1999:
    • "Doo Wop (That Thing)" by Lauryn Hill wins Video of the Year at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.
    • The Dreamcast console is released by SEGA.
    • 36-year-old Girly Chew Hossencofft goes missing in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • September 16, 1999: The reality competition TV show "Big Brother" is aired for the first time.
  • This date: September 18, 1999
  • September 22, 1999: The game Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is released.
  • September 25, 1999: The first episode of "Freaks and Geeks" is aired on NBC.
  • September 26, 1999: Golf: The United States wins the 1999 Ryder Cup at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • September 28, 1999: The single "I Knew I Loved You" is released by Savage Garden.
  • September 30, 1999:
    • Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is released for the PC.
    • Grand Theft Auto 2 is released.
  • October 1, 1999:
    • Russian troops enter Chechnya.
    • The black comedy-drama film "American Beauty" opens at all movie theaters.
  • October 3, 1999: Football: Chelsea defeat Manchester United 5-0.
  • October 4, 1999: The first episode of the children's TV series "Angela Anaconda" is aired on Fox Family.
  • October 5, 1999:
    • The "Pokémon Red and Blue" games are released for the Game Boy in Europe.
    • 31 people are killed when a train crash occurs at Ladbroke Grove in London, England.
  • October 9, 1999: Beck, The Chemical Brothers and Morrissey headline at Coachella 1999.
  • October 10, 1999: Tool, Moby and Rage Against the Machine headline at Coachella 1999.
  • October 12, 1999: NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain passes away from heart failure at the age of 63.
  • October 14, 1999: Destiny's Child release their song "Say My Name".
  • October 15, 1999: The movie Fight Club (1999) is released.
  • October 16, 1999:
    • The first episode of "The Amanda Show", starring Amanda Bynes, is aired on Nickelodeon.
    • Raisa Räisänen (16) goes missing in Tampere, Finland.
  • October 17, 1999: Wrestling: Jeff Jarrett wrestles his last match in the WWF.
  • October 18, 1999: Westlife release the song "Flying Without Wings".
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 18, 1999, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 18, 1999 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 18, 1999

People in September 1999 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from September 1999.

The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Will & Grace
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
The King of Queens
The Royle Family
The Royle Family
That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Sex and the City
Sex and the City
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek

Cars in 1999

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.

Cars in 1999.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on September 18, 1999

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1999:

Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer
SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants

Digimon Adventure
Digimon Adventure
Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls
Godzilla: The Series
Godzilla: The Series
Cousin Skeeter
Cousin Skeeter

Popular toys and games in 1999

Toys and games that were popular in 1999:

The Dreamcast
The Dreamcast
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Rescue Heroes figures
Rescue Heroes figures
Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer
Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer
The Game Boy Color
The Game Boy Color
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Bop It
Bop It
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in September 1999.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1999
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1999
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
WWF Attitude 1999
WWF Attitude
Mario Golf 1999
Mario Golf
Dino Crisis 1999
Dino Crisis
Driver 1999
Counter-Strike 1999
Ape Escape 1999
Ape Escape
Street Fighter Alpha 3 1999
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Super Smash Bros. 1999
Super Smash Bros.
Final Fantasy VIII 1999
Final Fantasy VIII
Mario Party 1999
Mario Party

Were you born on September 18, 1999?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1999.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 18, 2005, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 18.

Gerry Bamman

Gerry Bamman

Born on September 18, 1941
He turned 58 on this day in 1999.

John McAfee

John McAfee

Computer programmer Deceased
Born on September 18, 1945
He turned 54 on this day in 1999.

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini

Actor Deceased
Born on September 18, 1961
He turned 38 on this day in 1999.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Born on September 18, 1971
She turned 28 on this day in 1999.



Rapper / Television host
Born on September 18, 1974
He turned 25 on this day in 1999.



Brazilian soccer player
Born on September 18, 1976
He turned 23 on this day in 1999.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic

Soccer player
Born on September 18, 1998
He turned 1 on this day in 1999.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on September 18, 1999.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 18, 1999 was most likely conceived around December 26, 1998.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 18, 1999 is close to June 10, 2000.

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Stats for September 18, 1999


Here are some interesting statistics about September 18, 1999:

  • 9,020 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,288 weeks have passed.
  • 779,328,000 seconds have passed since September 18, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 909,216,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 402,133,248,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 129,888,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 67,022,208 steps. That's roughly 29,788 miles.
  • 9,351,936 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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