December 25, 1999 Christmas Day

December 25, 1999, was a Saturday. It was 24 years, 6 months, and 21 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on December 25, 1999:

  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) is released.

Born on December 25, 1999

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On December 25, 1999, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 25, 1999

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Smooth - Santana Featuring Rob Thomas
  • Back At One - Brian McKnight
  • I Wanna Love You Forever - Jessica Simpson
  • I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
  • My Love Is Your Love - Whitney Houston
Play the top singles from 1999
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1999. Take a trip back to the days of Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, Eminem, Sisqo and the Chemical Brothers.
Any Given Sunday

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Any Given Sunday".


Christmas Day 1999 occurred 8,970 days ago. Approximately 299 months have passed. It was the 359th day of 1999, in week 51. The decade was the nineties. The start of 2000 was just 6 days away. People who were born on December 25, 1999, are now 24 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 100 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 25, 1999

Let's go back to the nineties.

The date is December 25, 1999, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's Christmas Day of 1999, so most people are exchanging presents and spending time at home with their families.

In America, the song "Smooth" by Santana & Rob Thomas is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Millennium Prayer" by Cliff Richard is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Any Given Sunday is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "King of the Hill", "Dawson's Creek", "Sex and the City", and "The Royle Family". The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline. In fashion, bright and metallic colors are all the rage—a big change from the darker "grunge" colors of the early 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 a "dress casual" look. They are also beginning to cut their hair shorter.

A relatively new form of communication called "text messaging" is becoming more widespread. Although the technology has been around since the mid-1990s, it was only recently that cell providers allowed users to send SMS messages to people on different networks. 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 cellphones 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Big Pun, Jim Varney, Tom Landry, and David Tomlinson would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Ape Escape", "WWF Attitude", "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater", and "Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Round the Twist", "All That", "Pokemon", and "Ed, Edd n Eddy". Children are playing with toys such as Jenga, Fear Street books, Car City Carpet, and Fisher Price Chatter Phone.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 25, 1999.

  • Christmas Day 1999.

    Christmas Day 1999

    It was Christmas Day of 1999, so most people were exchanging gifts and spending time with their families.
  • Whassup?


    Everyone was repeating the "Whassup?" catchphrase from the latest Budweiser beer commercial.
  • The Green Mile.

    The Green Mile

    The Green Mile, starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, was playing in movie theaters during this period.
  • Big Mouth Billy Bass.

    Big Mouth Billy Bass

    A singing prop fish called "Big Mouth Billy Bass" became a huge fad during the late 1990s and early 2000s. 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.
  • Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are engaged.

    Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are engaged

    In late November 1999, it was announced that Friends star Jennifer Aniston and actor Brad Pitt were engaged.
  • Pokémon Mania.

    Pokémon Mania

    Pokémon was quickly becoming one of the most popular franchises in the world. Trading cards, toys, and handheld games were all big sellers. In its first year, the Pokémon franchise grossed over $1 billion in sales.
  • The Second Chechen War.

    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.
  • Nokia 3210.

    Nokia 3210

    The Nokia 3210 was released in March 1999. Over the course of the next year, it went on to become one of the most popular cellphones in history.
  • Santana - "Smooth"

    Santana - "Smooth"

    The song "Smooth" by Santana went on to win a Grammy for 1999's Record of the Year.
  • 1999 in music.

    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.
  • The highest paid celebrities in 1999.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players 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.
  • Time Person of the Year 1999.

    Time Person of the Year 1999

    Amazon CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos was named Time Person of the Year in 1999 due to the rise in online shopping.
  • 1999 in movies.

    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.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar was named FHM's sexiest woman of the year in 1999.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • The Y2K bug.

    The Y2K bug

    Throughout 1999, the media focused on Y2K and the dawn of the new millennium. There was also a lot of concern about the Millennium Bug. Thankfully, nothing serious occurred, as many developers spent countless nights making sure that it would not be an issue.
  • American Beauty.

    American Beauty

    The film "American Beauty" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1999.
  • Text messaging is exploding in popularity.

    Text messaging is exploding in popularity

    Text messaging exploded between 1999 and 2001. This was due to the fact that more and more people were buying cellphones. Furthermore, providers were starting to allow users to send SMS messages to contacts on other networks.
  • The Game Boy Color.

    The Game Boy Color

    The Game Boy Color was the go-to handheld device for gamers. Notable games included Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country, and the various Pokémon releases.
  • Floppy disks are being phased out.

    Floppy disks are being phased out

    The floppy disk was being phased out by this point, as the emergence of the CD-RW and faster Internet speeds had made it somewhat redundant.
  • Pagers are dying out.

    Pagers are dying out

    Pagers started to die out at the end of the 1990s. This was due to the growing availability of cellphones. Pagers were small devices that allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message in question was a memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
  • Landline phones are still popular... for now.

    Landline phones are still popular... for now

    Although most houses still had landline telephones, they were starting to slowly die out due to the increasing availability of cellphones.
  • CD folders and disc towers.

    CD folders and disc towers

    People were using CD folders and disc towers to store their music collections and PlayStation games. CD folders were particularly useful if you wanted to switch between different albums while driving.
  • Ask Jeeves.

    Ask Jeeves

    Internet users were using a search engine called "Ask Jeeves".
  • Late 1990s Fashion.

    Late 1990s Fashion

    Popular clothing items included pleather pants, high-waisted miniskirts, and halter tops. Metallic clothing became more prominent. Cargo pants and other military-inspired clothing also started to become more popular. Preppy looks became widespread among young men as brands such as "Old Navy" and "Abercrombie & Fitch" became more and more popular. The rave scene also inspired the comeback of more colors.
  • The Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64 was competing with Sony's PlayStation console. Popular games included Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Yoshi's Story.
  • The Internet is still a novelty.

    The Internet is still a novelty

    Although the Internet existed, it was still something of a novelty in the late 1990s. Many people had to visit their local library just to "surf the web". Social media wasn't a thing yet, and most sites consisted of gaudy, static web pages.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 25, 1999.

  • November 25, 1999: 5-year-old Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez is rescued while floating off the coast of Florida.
  • November 27, 1999: Helen Clark becomes the first elected female Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  • November 28, 1999:
    • The single "What a Girl Wants" is released by Christina Aguilera.
    • Bill Cosby's animated educational series "Little Bill" premieres on Nickelodeon.
  • November 29, 1999: English girl group Atomic Kitten release their debut single "Right Now".
  • November 30, 1999: Soccer player Ashley Cole makes his debut for Arsenal.
  • December 2, 1999: The video game "Quake III Arena" is released.
  • December 6, 1999: The file-sharing website "Napster" is sued for copyright infringement.
  • December 10, 1999:
    • The Green Mile (1999) is released.
    • Michael Negrete (18) goes missing in Los Angeles, California.
  • December 12, 1999: Wrestling: Triple H defeats Vince McMahon during a No Holds Barred match at Armageddon.
  • December 17, 1999: The movie Stuart Little (1999) is released.
  • December 21, 1999:
    • Brazilian footballer Rivaldo wins the 1999 Ballon d'Or.
    • DMX releases his album "... And Then There Was X".
  • December 22, 1999: Any Given Sunday (1999) is released.
  • This date: December 25, 1999
  • December 27, 1999: The Puff Daddy nightclub incident occurs at Club New York in Manhattan.
  • December 30, 1999: Beatles legend George Harrison is attacked at his home in Henley-on-Thames, England.
  • December 31, 1999:
    • Vladimir Putin becomes the Acting President of the Russian Federation.
    • The Millennium Dome is opened in London.
    • Boris Yeltsin resigns as the President of Russia.
  • January 1, 2000: The new millennium begins.
  • January 4, 2000: The National Car Test (NCT) is introduced in Ireland.
  • January 8, 2000: NFL: Music City Miracle: The Tennessee Titans defeat the Buffalo Bills after Kevin Dyson runs 75 yards and scores a touchdown with seconds to go.
  • January 9, 2000: The first episode of "Malcolm in the Middle" is aired on television.
  • January 13, 2000: Steve Balmer replaces Bill Gates as the CEO of Microsoft.
  • January 17, 2000: NSYNC release the song "Bye Bye Bye".
  • January 18, 2000: Pink releases her debut single "There You Go".
  • January 21, 2000: The domain name for Twitter is first registered.
  • January 23, 2000: Wrestling: The Rock wins the 2000 Royal Rumble and Triple H defeats Cactus Jack in a Street Fight.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 25, 1999, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1999 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 25, 1999 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Late 1990s fashion

Photographs of late 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in December 1999

In December 1999, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from December 1999.

Freaks and Geeks
Freaks and Geeks
The West Wing
The West Wing
The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Will & Grace
Will & Grace
The King of Queens
The King of Queens
The Royle Family
The Royle Family
That '70s Show
That '70s Show

Cars in 1999

1999 saw the introduction of cars such as the Toyota Yaris, the Volkswagen Bora, the Ford Taurus (fourth generation), the BMW X5, the Opel Zafira, and the Honda Insight.

Cars in 1999.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in December 1999

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Little Bill
Little Bill
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog
100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd
100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd

The Amanda Show
The Amanda Show
Rocket Power
Rocket Power
Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer
SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
Digimon Adventure
Digimon Adventure
Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Ed, Edd n Eddy

Toys in 1999

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

WWF action figures
WWF action figures
Road Champs bikes
Road Champs bikes
Amazing Ally
Amazing Ally
Finger skateboards
Finger skateboards
Star Wars Phantom Menace figures
Star Wars Phantom Menace figures
The Dreamcast
The Dreamcast
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Rescue Heroes figures
Rescue Heroes figures
Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer
Dragonfly RC Stunt Racer
The Game Boy Color
The Game Boy Color
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Betty Spaghetty (doll)
Groovy Girls
Groovy Girls
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 1999.

Gran Turismo 2 1999
Gran Turismo 2
Unreal Tournament 1999
Unreal Tournament
Donkey Kong 64 1999
Donkey Kong 64
Medal of Honor 1999
Medal of Honor
Rayman 2: The Great Escape 1999
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
FIFA 2000 1999
FIFA 2000
Grand Theft Auto 2 1999
Grand Theft Auto 2
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 1999
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis 1999
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1999
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 1999
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
WWF Attitude 1999
WWF Attitude

Were you born on December 25, 1999?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1999.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 25, 2005, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 25.

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

Actor Deceased
Born on December 25, 1899
He was not alive on this date.

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett

Singer Deceased
Born on December 25, 1946
He turned 53 on this day in 1999.

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox

Born on December 25, 1954
She turned 45 on this day in 1999.

Shane MacGowan

Shane MacGowan

Singer Deceased
Born on December 25, 1957
He turned 42 on this day in 1999.



Born on December 25, 1971
She turned 28 on this day in 1999.

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister
Born on December 25, 1971
He turned 28 on this day in 1999.

Jeremy Strong

Jeremy Strong

Born on December 25, 1978
He turned 21 on this day in 1999.



National holidays and famous events that fall on December 25:


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 25, 1999.


UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 25, 1999 was most likely conceived around April 3, 1999.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 25, 1999 is close to September 16, 2000.

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Stats for December 25, 1999


Here are some interesting statistics about December 25, 1999:

  • 8,970 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,281 weeks have passed.
  • 775,004,400 seconds have passed since December 25, 1999.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 904,171,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 399,902,270,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 129,167,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 66,650,378 steps. That's roughly 29,622 miles.
  • 9,300,053 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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