December 3rd, 1999, fell on a Friday. It was day 337 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
21 years, 2 months and 29 days have passed since December 3rd, 1999.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 3rd, 1999:
United States: Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas
United Kingdom: King Of My Castle - Wamdue Project
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "World Is Not Enough" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 3rd, 1999 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
In America, the song Smooth by Santana & Rob Thomas is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, King Of My Castle by Wamdue Project is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie World Is Not Enough is at the top of the Box Office.
In the United Kingdom, Tony Blair is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage. A contrast with the darker "grunge" colors that were popular at the beginning of the 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 sporting a more "dressy casual" look. Shorter hair on men is also becoming more popular. 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. As the millennium draws to a close, people are worried about the implications of the Y2K bug.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "CatDog", "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" and "The King of Queens". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Smash Bros.", "Ape Escape", "Counter-Strike" and "Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Friends", "Dexter's Laboratory", "Bear in the Big Blue House" and "Dora the Explorer".
Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "PlayStation (PS1)", "Nintendo 64" and "Spice Girls dolls".
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 December 3rd, 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".
Who were the best football players in 1999?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big Mouth Billy Bass
A singing prop fish called Big Mouth Billy Bass becomes a huge hit. The fish sings and moves to songs such as "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin and "Take Me To The River" by Al Green.
Basic facts and information about this date:
21 years, 2 months and 29 days have passed since December 3rd, 1999.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 48 of 1999.
Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 3rd, 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 944179200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 3rd, 1999:
November 5th, 1999: The Bone Collector (1999), starring Denzel Washington, is released in movie theaters.
November 5th, 1999: Dennis Rodman and his estranged wife Carmen Electra are arrested after getting into an altercation with each other.
November 12th, 1999: Glam rock singer Gary Glitter is sentenced to four months in prison for child porn offences.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 3rd, 1999.
7,759 days have passed since this date.
670,377,600 seconds have passed since the December 3rd, 1999.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 782,107,200 times.
Since December 3rd, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 345,914,841,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,729,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,652,474 steps. That's about 25,623 miles!
Since this date, 8,044,531 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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