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How many years ago was 1999?

1999 was 25 years ago.

25 years have passed between March 1st, 1999, and March 1st, 2024. It was 9,132 days ago.

How long ago was 1999?

To put into perspective how long ago 1999 was:

  • The teenagers that existed in 1999 are now 38–44 years old.
  • Two decades have passed since then.
  • There was no such thing as social media
  • Cellphones did not have cameras.
  • Although DVD players existed, most people were still buying VCRs.
  • The Twin Towers were still standing.
  • CDs were relatively new at the time.
  • Same-sex marriage wasn't legal in the United States.
  • Motorists had to rely on printed maps and directions to get to places, as GPS navigation systems for vehicles did not become available until 2001.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 37 inches since 1999.
  • There have been roughly 1,300 weekends since then.
  • Names such as Coldplay, Vladimir Putin, Shakira, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Linkin Park, Nickelback, Alicia Keys, Pink, and Vin Diesel were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "I'm Your Angel" by R. Kelly & Celine Dion, "Have You Ever" by Brandy, "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears, "Angel Of Mine" by Monica, "Believe" by Cher, and "No Scrubs" by TLC.
  • Films such as "Patch Adams", "A Civil Action", "Varsity Blues", "She's All That", "Payback", and "Message in a Bottle" were playing at movie theaters in 1999.
  • There was no such thing as the Xbox.
  • Bill Clinton was still the President of the United States.
  • The Earth has travelled 113 billion miles through space since 1999.
  • The iPod did not exist.
  • Wi-Fi wasn't a thing. Most people still had dial-up Internet access.
  • Floppy disks were still being used.
  • Wikipedia did not exist.
  • The Nokia 3210 was the most popular mobile phone on the market.
  • Video games such as "Final Fantasy VIII", "Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings", "Grand Theft Auto 2", "Counter-Strike", "Unreal Tournament", and "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 63 centimeters since 1999.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 50–75 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 100 seasons of weather.
  • The WWE was known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
  • Computer mouses had trackballs. Optical mice were not popular.
  • USB flash drives didn't exist.
  • "Angel", "Freaks and Geeks", "The Sopranos", "The West Wing", "Futurama", and "Roswell" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.

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