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.
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" 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.
The Green Mile.
The Green Mile, starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, would have been playing in movie theaters during this period.
The "Whassup?" catchphrase from the Budweiser beer commercial becomes insanely popular.
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:
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.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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).
How old was I?
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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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