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November 18, 1999

November 18, 1999, was a Thursday. It was the 322nd day of 1999. The decade was the nineties.

24 years, 3 months, and 13 days have passed since November 18, 1999.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on November 18, 1999:

  • 12 students die at Texas A&M University after the annual Aggie Bonfire collapses during its construction.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 18, 1999:

  • United States: "Smooth" by Santana & Rob Thomas
  • United Kingdom: "Lift Me Up" by Geri Halliwell

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 18, 1999

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Smooth - Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
  • Satisfy You - Puff Daddy Featuring R. Kelly
  • Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...) - Lou Bega
  • Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey Featuring Jay-Z
  • Unpretty - TLC
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Pokemon: The First Movie

Top movie

The movie "Pokemon: The First Movie" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 8,870 days ago. Approximately 296 months have passed. It was the 322nd day of 1999, in week 46. The decade was the nineties. The end of 1999 was just 43 days away. People born on this day are currently 24 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 99 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to November 18, 1999

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, November 18, 1999. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.

In America, the song "Smooth" by Santana & Rob Thomas is at the top of the singles charts, while "Lift Me Up" by Geri Halliwell is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Pokemon: The First Movie is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage—a big change from the darker "grunge" colors of the early 1990s. Women are wearing maxi skirts, bell bottoms, knee boots, crop tops, tube tops, slip dresses, maxi coats, and platform shoes. Meanwhile, a lot of men have ditched their grunge and skater clothes in favor of a "dress casual" look. They are also beginning to cut their hair shorter. A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is becoming more widespread. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers allowed users to send SMS messages to people on different networks.

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 cellphones 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Big Pun, Jim Varney, Tom Landry, and David Tomlinson would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The X-Files", "JAG", "7th Heaven", and "The West Wing". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pokémon Red and Blue", "Mario Party", "Street Fighter Alpha 3", and "Driver".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Little Bear", "7th Heaven", "KaBlam!", and "Digimon Adventure". Popular toys at the moment include Screwball Scramble, the PlayStation (PS1), Bop It, and Star Wars Phantom Menace figures.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 18, 1999.

  • Stone Cold is hit by a car.

    Stone Cold is hit by a car

    Stone Cold Steve Austin was run over by a car during the WWF's Survivor Series PPV event. Wrestling fans did not find out who was behind the wheel until the following year.
  • Pokémon Mania.

    Pokémon Mania

    Pokémon was quickly becoming one of the most popular franchises in the world. Trading cards, toys, and handheld games were all big sellers. In its first year, the Pokémon franchise grossed over $1 billion in sales.
  • Grand Theft Auto 2.

    Grand Theft Auto 2

    Rockstar Games released the game "Grand Theft Auto 2" on September 30th, 1999. Like its predecessor, the game was played from a top-down perspective.
  • The Second Chechen War.

    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.
  • Nokia 3210.

    Nokia 3210

    The Nokia 3210 was released in March 1999. Over the course of the next year, it went on to become one of the most popular cellphones in history.
  • Santana - "Smooth"

    Santana - "Smooth"

    The song "Smooth" by Santana went on to win a Grammy for 1999's Record of the Year.
  • 1999 in music.

    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.
  • The highest paid celebrities in 1999.

    The highest paid celebrities in 1999

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 1999 were Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Spielberg, The Spice Girls, Harrison Ford, Robin Williams, Celine Dion and The Rolling Stones.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1999?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1999?

    In 1999, the best NBA players were Karl Malone, Tim Duncan, Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, Jason Kidd, Chris Webber, Grant Hill, Shaquille O'Neal, Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway, Kevin Garnett, Antonio McDyess, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kobe Bryant and John Stockton.
  • Time Person of the Year 1999.

    Time Person of the Year 1999

    Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos was named Time Person of the Year in 1999 due to the rise in online shopping.
  • 1999 in movies.

    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.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar was named FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 1999.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    In 1999, the best soccer players were Rivaldo, David Beckham, Andriy Shevchenko, Gabriel Batistuta, Luís Figo, Roy Keane, Christian Vieri, Juan Sebastián Verón, Raúl, Lothar Matthäus and Dwight Yorke.
  • The Y2K bug.

    The Y2K bug

    Throughout 1999, the media focused on Y2K and the dawn of the new millennium. There was also a lot of concern about the Millennium Bug. Thankfully, nothing serious occurred, as many developers spent countless nights making sure that it would not be an issue.
  • American Beauty.

    American Beauty

    The film "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.
  • Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity

    Text messaging exploded between 1999 and 2001. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones. Furthermore, providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to contacts on other networks.
  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color

    The Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Notable games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country, and the various Pokémon releases.
  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out

    The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out

    Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message in question was a memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
  • Ask Jeeves.

    Ask Jeeves

    Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    Late 1990s Fashion

    Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts, and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more prominent. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread among young men as brands such as "Old Navy" and "Abercrombie & Fitch" became more and more popular. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colors.
  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
  • The Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    Although the Internet existed, it was still something of a novelty in the late 1990s. Many people had to visit their local library just to "surf the web". Social media wasn't a thing yet, and most sites consisted of gaudy, static web pages.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 18, 1999.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 18, 1999.

  • October 20, 1999: Ireland: Former Taoiseach Jack Lynch passes away.
  • October 23, 1999: Boxing: Mike Tyson defeats Orlin Norris.
  • October 25, 1999: PGA golfer Payne Stewart and five other people die in a plane crash in South Dakota.
  • October 27, 1999: Jennifer Lopez releases her single "Waiting for Tonight".
  • October 29, 1999: Being John Malkovich (1999) is released in cinemas.
  • October 31, 1999: The first-person shooter game "Medal of Honor" is released on the PlayStation.
  • November 1, 1999: NFL legend Walter Payton passes away from a rare liver disease at the age of 45.
  • November 2, 1999: Seven people are killed in a mass shooting at the Xerox Corporation building in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • November 3, 1999: NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers play their first game at the recently-opened Staples Center.
  • November 5, 1999:
    • The Bone Collector (1999), starring Denzel Washington, is released in movie theaters.
    • Dennis Rodman and his estranged wife Carmen Electra are arrested after getting into an altercation with each other.
  • November 6, 1999: Australians voters vote against a proposal to break ties with the British monarchy.
  • November 11, 1999: American voice actress Mary Kay Bergman commits suicide at the age of 38.
  • November 12, 1999: Glam rock singer Gary Glitter is sentenced to four months in prison for child porn offences.
  • November 14, 1999: Wrestling: Kurt Angle makes his televised WWF debut.
  • November 15, 1999: 16-year-old Julie Surprenant goes missing in Terrebonne, Canada.
  • November 16, 1999: The album "2001" is released by Dr. Dre.
  • This date: November 18, 1999
  • November 19, 1999: Sleepy Hollow (1999) is released.
  • November 22, 1999: The video game "Donkey Kong 64" is released.
  • November 23, 1999: The song "Maria Maria" is released by Santana.
  • November 24, 1999: Toy Story 2 (1999) is released.
  • November 25, 1999: 5-year-old Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez is rescued while floating off the coast of Florida.
  • November 27, 1999: Helen Clark becomes the first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  • November 28, 1999:
    • The single "What a Girl Wants" is released by Christina Aguilera.
    • Bill Cosby's animated educational series "Little Bill" premiers on Nickelodeon.
  • November 29, 1999: English girl group Atomic Kitten release their debut single "Right Now".
  • November 30, 1999: Soccer player Ashley Cole makes his debut for Arsenal.
  • December 2, 1999: The video game "Quake III Arena" is released.
  • December 6, 1999: The file-sharing website "Napster" is sued for copyright infringement.
  • December 10, 1999:
    • The Green Mile (1999) is released.
    • Michael Negrete (18) goes missing in Los Angeles, California.
  • December 12, 1999: Wrestling: Triple H defeats Vince McMahon during a No Holds Barred match at Armageddon.
  • December 17, 1999: The movie Stuart Little (1999) is released.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 18, 1999, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 18, 1999 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on November 18, 1999

People in November 1999 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from November 1999.

Roswell
Roswell
Angel
Angel
Freaks and Geeks
Freaks and Geeks
The West Wing
The West Wing
Futurama
Futurama
The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Becker
Becker
Charmed
Charmed
Will & Grace
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
The King of Queens
The Royle Family
The Royle Family
That '70s Show
That '70s Show
Sex and the City
Sex and the City
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
Oz
Oz
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
King of the Hill
King of the Hill
Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
JAG
JAG
Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess

Cars in 1999

1999 saw the introduction of cars such as the Toyota Yaris, the Volkswagen Bora, the Ford Taurus (fourth generation), the BMW X5, the Opel Zafira, and the Honda Insight.

Cars in 1999.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on November 18, 1999

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1999:

Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog
The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show
Roswell
Roswell

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer
SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
Digimon Adventure
Digimon Adventure
Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
The Powerpuff Girls
The Powerpuff Girls
Godzilla: The Series
Godzilla: The Series
The Wild Thornberrys
The Wild Thornberrys
That '70s Show
That '70s Show
CatDog
CatDog
Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek
Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House
Men in Black: The Series
Men in Black: The Series
Recess
Recess
City Guys
City Guys
USA High
USA High
The Angry Beavers
The Angry Beavers
Pokemon
Pokemon
Teletubbies
Teletubbies
Daria
Daria
KaBlam!
KaBlam!
Hey Arnold!
Hey Arnold!
Arthur
Arthur
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm
Blue's Clues
Blue's Clues
Superman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
Moesha
Moesha
Little Bear
Little Bear
Hang Time
Hang Time
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
Friends
Friends
All That
All That
Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Rugrats
Rugrats
Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210
Art Attack
Art Attack
Round the Twist
Round the Twist
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1999

Toys and games that were popular in 1999:

WWF action figures
WWF action figures
Road Champs bikes
Road Champs bikes
Amazing Ally
Amazing Ally
Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards
Star Wars Phantom Menace figures
Star Wars Phantom Menace figures
The Dreamcast
The Dreamcast
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Rescue Heroes figures
Rescue Heroes figures
Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer
Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer
The Game Boy Color
The Game Boy Color
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Gogo's Crazy Bones
Spice Girls dolls
Spice Girls dolls
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Trading Card Game
Bop It
Bop It
Car City Carpet
Car City Carpet
The Nintendo 64
The Nintendo 64
The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop
Fear Street books
Fear Street books
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Jenga
Jenga
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in November 1999.

Medal of Honor 1999
Medal of Honor
Rayman 2: The Great Escape 1999
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Grand Theft Auto 2 1999
Grand Theft Auto 2
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 1999
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis 1999
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1999
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1999
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
WWF Attitude 1999
WWF Attitude
Mario Golf 1999
Mario Golf
Dino Crisis 1999
Dino Crisis
Driver 1999
Driver
Counter-Strike 1999
Counter-Strike
Ape Escape 1999
Ape Escape
Street Fighter Alpha 3 1999
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Super Smash Bros. 1999
Super Smash Bros.
Final Fantasy VIII 1999
Final Fantasy VIII
Mario Party 1999
Mario Party
WCW Nitro 1999
WCW Nitro
SimCity 3000 1999
SimCity 3000
Syphon Filter 1999
Syphon Filter
Silent Hill 1999
Silent Hill

Were you born on November 18, 1999?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1999.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out November 18, 2005, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 18.

Dennis Haskins

Dennis Haskins

Actor
Born on November 18, 1950
He turned 49 on this day in 1999.

Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett

Guitarist
Born on November 18, 1962
He turned 37 on this day in 1999.

Len Bias

Len Bias

Basketball player Deceased
Born on November 18, 1963
He was not alive on this date.

Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson

Actor
Born on November 18, 1968
He turned 31 on this day in 1999.

Anthony McPartlin (Ant)

Anthony McPartlin (Ant)

Television personality
Born on November 18, 1975
He turned 24 on this day in 1999.

Nathan Kress

Nathan Kress

Actor
Born on November 18, 1992
He turned 7 on this day in 1999.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on November 18, 1999.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 18, 1999 was most likely conceived around February 25, 1999.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 18, 1999 is close to August 10, 2000.

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Stats for November 18, 1999

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about November 18, 1999:

  • 8,870 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,267 weeks have passed.
  • 766,368,000 seconds have passed since November 18, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 894,096,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 395,445,888,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 127,728,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 65,907,648 steps. That's roughly 29,292 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,196,416 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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