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December 18th, 1999.

December 18th, 1999, was a Saturday. It was day 352 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

21 years, 4 months and 18 days have passed since December 18th, 1999.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 18th, 1999.

  • United States: Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas
  • United Kingdom: The Millennium Prayer - Cliff Richard

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Stuart Little" was at the top of the box office on December 18th, 1999.

Take me back to December 18th, 1999!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 18th, 1999 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people are enjoying their 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Touched by an Angel", "That '70s Show" and "Charmed". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Syphon Filter", "Final Fantasy VIII", "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis" and "Unreal Tournament".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Recess", "Dawson's Creek", "That '70s Show" and "The Powerpuff Girls". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Yo-yo, the PlayStation (PS1), the Game Boy Color and the Dreamcast.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 18th, 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.

    "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.

  • Y2K.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nokia 3210.

    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.

  • Pokemon Mania.

    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 was extremely popular around this time. The fish sang and moved to songs such as "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin and "Take Me To The River" by Al Green.

  • The Green Mile.

    The Green Mile, starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, would have been playing in movie theaters during this period.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 21 years, 4 months and 18 days have passed since December 18th, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 18th, 1999, will be 21 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1999 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 945475200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 18th, 1999.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 18th, 1999, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 18th, 1999 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Amanda Show - Starring Amanda Bynes.
  • Roswell - TV show about the town of Roswell.
  • Angel - Spin-off show of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
  • Freaks and Geeks - Short-lived TV series about a misfit high-school student.
  • The West Wing - Political drama.
  • Futurama - Animated series.
  • The Sopranos - Crime drama about the life of a New Jersey mobster.
  • The Powerpuff Girls - Cartoon about a group of sisters with superpowers.
  • Becker - TV show about a grumpy doctor called Dr. John Becker.
  • Charmed - TV series about a group of sisters that are witches.
  • Will & Grace - TV series.
  • The King of Queens - Comedy TV show starring Kevin James.

Kid's TV shows on December 18th, 1999.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1999.

  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1999.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1999.

  • The Dreamcast
  • The Game Boy Color
  • Groovy Girls
  • Spice Girls dolls
  • The Pokémon Trading Card Game
  • Bop It
  • The Nintendo 64
  • The PlayStation (PS1)
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Yo-yo
  • Jenga

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Unreal Tournament - FPS game.
  • Donkey Kong 64 - Platform game that was released on the Nintendo 64.
  • 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.
  • Dino Crisis - Survival horror game involving dinosaurs.
  • Counter-Strike - FPS game.
  • Ape Escape - Platform game that was released for the PlayStation.
  • Super Smash Bros. - Fighting game that was developed for the Nintendo 64.
  • Final Fantasy VIII - RPG game.
  • Syphon Filter - Third-person shooter / stealth game, starring Gabriel Logan as the main character.
  • Silent Hill - Survival horror game.
  • Pokémon Red and Blue - Game Boy game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 18th of December.

Weather on December 18th, 1999.

Historical weather information for December 18th, 1999.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.7 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 24.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -4.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.44 degrees Celsius.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 18th, 1999.

Irish Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 18th, 1999 was most likely conceived around the 10th of March, 1999.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 18th, 1999 is close to the 26th of September, 2000.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 18th, 1999.

  • A total of 7,810 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,115 weeks have passed.
  • 674,780,400 seconds have passed since the December 18th, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 787,243,800 times.
  • Since December 18th, 1999, the earth has travelled approximately 348,186,686,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 112,463,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 58,031,114 steps. That's about 25,792 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,097,365 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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