December 17th, 1999, fell on a Friday. It was day 351 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.
20 years, 6 months and 20 days have passed since December 17th, 1999.
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The date is December 17th, 1999 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The Christmas season of 1999 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.
In America, the song Smooth by Santana & Rob Thomas is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Millennium Prayer by Cliff Richard is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Stuart Little 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.
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 "Friends", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "That '70s Show" and "The Wild Thornberrys". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Counter-Strike", "Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings", "Grand Theft Auto 2" and "Unreal Tournament".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Teletubbies", "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Rocket Power". Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "Littlest Pet Shop", "Bop It" and "Groovy Girls".
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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".
Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar is listed as FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 1999.
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.
Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos is named as the Time Person of the Year in 1999.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
The Green Mile, starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, would have been playing in movie theaters during this period.
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"Roswell" - "Rocket Power" - "Dora the Explorer" - "SpongeBob SquarePants" - "Ed, Edd n Eddy" - "Bob the Builder" - "The Powerpuff Girls" - "The Wild Thornberrys" - "That '70s Show" - "CatDog" - "Dawson's Creek" - "Bear in the Big Blue House" - "City Guys" - "Recess" - "USA High" - "The Angry Beavers" - "Pokemon" - "Teletubbies" - "Daria" - "Hey Arnold!" - "Arthur" - "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" - "Blue's Clues" - "7th Heaven" - "Kenan & Kel" - "Moesha" - "Hang Time" - "Dexter's Laboratory" - "Friends" - "All That" - "Rugrats" - "Beverly Hills, 90210" - "The Simpsons"
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