October 29th, 1999, fell on a Friday. It was day 302 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
20 years, 10 months and 29 days have passed since October 29th, 1999.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 29th, 1999:
Being John Malkovich (1999) is released in cinemas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 29th, 1999:
United States: Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas
United Kingdom: Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "House on Haunted Hill" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 29th, 1999 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.
Halloween is just days away. In America, the song Smooth by Santana & Rob Thomas 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 House on Haunted Hill 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. In baseball, the New York Yankees have just won the 1999 World Series after defeating the Atlanta Braves 4-0. This is the second year in a row that the Yankees have swept the series. People are watching popular TV shows such as "7th Heaven", "Sex and the City", "The King of Queens" and "The Amanda Show".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Half-Life", "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time", "Silent Hill" and "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Friends", "Pokemon", "The Angry Beavers" and "SpongeBob SquarePants". Popular toys include the likes of "PlayStation (PS1)", "The Pokémon Trading Card Game", "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 29th, 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, 10 months and 29 days have passed since October 29th, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 29th, 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 941151600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 29th, 1999:
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 29th of October:
Republic Day (Turkey)
Weather information for October 29th, 1999:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 54.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 12.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 10.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 29th, 1999.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 29th, 1999 was probably conceived around the 19th of January, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 29th, 1999 is the 7th of August, 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 29th, 1999.
7,639 days have passed since this date.
660,009,600 seconds have passed since the October 29th, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 770,011,200 times.
Since October 29th, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 340,564,953,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 110,001,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 56,760,826 steps. That's about 25,227 miles!
Since this date, 7,920,115 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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