October 1st, 1999, fell on a Friday. It was day 274 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 6 months and 21 days have passed since October 1st, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 1st, 1999:
Russian troops enter Chechnya.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 1st, 1999:
United States: Unpretty - TLC
United Kingdom: Blue - Eiffel 65
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Blue Streak" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 1st, 1999 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Unpretty by TLC is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Blue by Eiffel 65 is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Blue Streak 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.
Pokemon has become one of the most popular franchises in the world, as trading cards, toys and handheld games gross over one billion dollars. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Frasier", "Sex and the City", "That '70s Show" and "Becker". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Half-Life", "Final Fantasy VIII", "Ape Escape" and "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Arthur", "Bob the Builder", "Ed, Edd n Eddy" and "Rocket Power". Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "PlayStation (PS1)", "Spice Girls dolls" and "Groovy Girls".
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 October 1st, 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".
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.
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.
During this period, Pokemon was one of the most popular franchises in the world. We're talking trading cards, toys and handheld games! In its first year, the Pokemon franchise had grossed over $1 Billion in sales.
Basic facts and information about this date:
21 years, 6 months and 21 days have passed since October 1st, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 39 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 1st, 1999, will be 21 years of age.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 1st, 1999?
Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 1st, 1999 was probably conceived around the 22nd of December, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 1st, 1999 is the 10th of July, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 1st, 1999.
7,874 days have passed since this date.
680,313,600 seconds have passed since the October 1st, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 793,699,200 times.
Since October 1st, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 351,041,817,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 113,385,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 58,506,970 steps. That's about 26,003 miles!
Since this date, 8,163,763 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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