October 15th, 1999, fell on a Friday. It was day 288 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 1 months and 14 days have passed since October 15th, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 15th, 1999:
The movie Fight Club (1999) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 15th, 1999:
United States: Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey & Jay-Z
United Kingdom: Blue - Eiffel 65
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Fight Club" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 15th, 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 Heartbreaker by Mariah Carey & Jay-Z 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 Fight Club 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. Pokemon has become one of the most popular franchises in the world, as trading cards, toys and handheld games gross over one billion dollars.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Star Trek: Voyager", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys", "CatDog" and "The Wild Thornberrys". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Half-Life", "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time", "Silent Hill" and "Counter-Strike". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Rugrats", "Teletubbies", "Pokemon" and "That '70s Show".
Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Yo-yo", "Bop It" and "Game Boy Color".
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 15th, 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.
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, 1 months and 14 days have passed since October 15th, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 15th, 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 939942000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 15th, 1999:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 15th, 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 15th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 5th of January, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 15th, 1999 is the 24th of July, 2000. (Rough Estimate).
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 October 15th, 1999.
7,716 days have passed since this date.
666,666,000 seconds have passed since the October 15th, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 777,777,000 times.
Since October 15th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 343,999,656,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,111,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,333,276 steps. That's about 25,481 miles!
Since this date, 7,999,992 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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