The 5th of October, 1999, fell on a Tuesday. Day 278 of 1999. Decade: 1990s.
20 years, 3 months and 20 days have passed since the 5th of October, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 5th of October, 1999:
31 people are killed when a train crash occurs at Ladbroke Grove in London, England.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th 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 5th 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" 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".
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.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of October:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Angel - Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of October, 1999.
7,417 days have passed since this date.
640,832,400 seconds have passed since the 5th of October, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 747,637,800 times.
Since the 5th of October, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 330,669,518,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 106,805,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 55,111,586 steps. That's about 24,494 miles!
Since this date, 7,689,989 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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