December 21st, 1999

December 21st, 1999, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 355 of 1999. The decade was the 1990s.

21 years, 2 months and 17 days have passed since December 21st, 1999.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 21st, 1999:

  • Brazilian footballer Rivaldo wins the 1999 Ballon d'Or.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1999:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Stuart Little" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 21st, 1999 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Christmas Day of 1999 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.

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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Boy Meets World", "The West Wing", "Freaks and Geeks" and "Angel". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Silent Hill", "Super Smash Bros.", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" and "Unreal Tournament". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Kenan & Kel", "The Angry Beavers", "The Wild Thornberrys" and "SpongeBob SquarePants".

Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "Littlest Pet Shop", "PlayStation (PS1)" 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 December 21st, 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.

  • 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 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.

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

  • Whassup?

    The "Whassup?" catchphrase from the Budweiser beer commercial becomes insanely popular.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 21 years, 2 months and 17 days have passed since December 21st, 1999.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1999.
  • Leap Year: 1999 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 21st, 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 945734400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 21st, 1999:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21st, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 21st, 1999 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1999 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

1999 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1999:

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

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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 noteable people that were born on the 21st of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 21st, 1999:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 27.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.44 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.67 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President

Who was the US President on December 21st, 1999?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1999?

  • Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 21st, 1999 was probably conceived around the 13th of March, 1999. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21st, 1999 is the 29th of September, 2000. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 21st, 1999.

  • 7,747 days have passed since this date.
  • 669,340,800 seconds have passed since the December 21st, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 780,897,600 times.
  • Since December 21st, 1999, earth has travelled approximately 345,379,852,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 111,556,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 57,563,309 steps. That's about 25,584 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,032,090 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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