October 20th, 1999, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 293 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
20 years, 9 months and 21 days have passed since October 20th, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 20th, 1999:
Ireland: Former Taoiseach Jack Lynch passes away.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 20th, 1999:
United States: Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey & Jay-Z
United Kingdom: Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera
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 20th, 1999 and it's a Wednesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. In America, the song Heartbreaker by Mariah Carey & Jay-Z is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Genie In A Bottle by Christina Aguilera 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. 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 "Beverly Hills, 90210", "The X-Files", "JAG" and "Everybody Loves Raymond".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Syphon Filter", "Final Fantasy VIII", "Counter-Strike" and "Grand Theft Auto 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Dawson's Creek", "The Powerpuff Girls" and "SpongeBob SquarePants". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Littlest Pet Shop", "PlayStation (PS1)", "The Pokémon Trading Card Game" and "The Dreamcast".
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 20th, 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:
20 years, 9 months and 21 days have passed since October 20th, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 20th, 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 940374000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 20th, 1999:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 20th, 1999.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 20th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 10th of January, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 20th, 1999 is the 29th 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 20th, 1999.
7,600 days have passed since this date.
656,640,000 seconds have passed since the October 20th, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 766,080,000 times.
Since October 20th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 338,826,240,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 109,440,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,471,040 steps. That's about 25,098 miles!
Since this date, 7,879,680 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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