3rd of October, 1999

The 3rd of October, 1999, fell on a Sunday. Day 276 of 1999. Decade: 1990s.

20 years, 4 months and 22 days have passed since the 3rd of October, 1999.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 3rd of October, 1999:

  • Football: Chelsea defeat Manchester United 5-0.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 3rd of October, 1999:

  • United States: Unpretty - TLC
  • United Kingdom: Blue - Eiffel 65

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

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 the 3rd of October, 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.

  • Kids' TV - 1999.

    Children in 1999 would have been watching TV shows such as Kenan & Kel, Rugrats, CatDog, Men in Black: The Series, The Simpsons, All That, "Bear in the Big Blue House", Boy Meets World, USA High, 7th Heaven, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "That '70s Show", Dawson's Creek, The Wild Thornberrys, The Powerpuff Girls, Recess, Futurama, Wishbone, Little Bill, Courage the Cowardly Dog, SpongeBob SquarePants, City Guys, Family Guy and Mickey Mouse Works.

  • 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.

  • Pokemon Mania

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 20 years, 4 months and 22 days have passed since the 3rd of October, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 39 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 3rd of October, 1999, will be 20 years of age.
  • People born in 1999 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 938905200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 3rd of October, 1999:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 3rd of October, 1999, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 3rd of October, 1999 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Freaks and Geeks - Short-lived TV series about a misfit high-school student.
  • The West Wing - Political drama.
  • 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.

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:

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 3rd of October:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 3rd of October:

  • German Unity Day

Weather

Weather information for the 3rd of October, 1999:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 52.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 11.44 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.61 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 3rd of October, 1999.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 3rd of October, 1999 was probably conceived around the 24th of December, 1998. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 3rd of October, 1999 is the 12th of July, 2000. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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

  • Grand Theft Auto 2 - Second game in the GTA series. The last GTA game to show a top-down view of the player.
  • Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings - Strategy game.
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis - Third game in the series.
  • 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.

3rd of October

Events that have occurred on the 3rd of October:


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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 3rd of October, 1999.

  • 7,450 days have passed since this date.
  • 643,683,600 seconds have passed since the 3rd of October, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 750,964,200 times.
  • Since the 3rd of October, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 332,140,737,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 107,280,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 55,356,790 steps. That's about 24,603 miles!
  • Since this date, 7,724,203 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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