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1999 Trivia

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World Series Champions:
New York Yankees
Superbowl XXXIII Champions:
Denver Broncos
NBA Champions:
San Antonio Spurs
Stanley Cup Champs:
Dallas Stars
U.S. Open Golf:
Payne Stewart
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Andre Agassi/Serena Williams
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Pete Sampras/Lindsay Davenport
NCAA Football Champions:
Florida State
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Kentucky Derby:
World Cup (Soccer):
The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Heidi Klum, Rebecca Romijn, Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Silvstedt, Britney Spears, Niki Taylor
"The Quotes"
"I see dead people"
- Haley Joel Osmet, in ‘The Sixth Sense’

"Is that your final answer?"
- Regis Philbin, on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Jeff Bezos
Miss America:
Nicole Johnson (Virginia Beach, VA)
Miss USA:
Kimberly Pressler (New York)
The Scandals:
Y2k was a bust. Many thought that most computers would stop working when the year 2000 hit.

Airplane Celebrity Death:
John F. Kennedy Jr.

Sports Entertainment Death:
Owen Hart (WWF wrestler, live on TV)

Pro Golfer Death:
Payne Stewart when his plan lost cabin presuure and all occupants passed out. After 4 hours of autopilot, the airplane crashed in South dakota.

TV Child Star Death:
Dana Plato, age 34 (overdose)

1999 Pop Culture News:
The 1999 movie adaptation of the 1965 TV series "Wild Wild West" starring Will Smith, featured a giant steampunk spider was actually pretty appropriate for the source material. The TV show has been credited as "one of the more visible origins of the steampunk subculture."

Finally, Pac-Man’s Perfect Score! Billy Mitchell, played Pac-Man for six hours non-stop to reach the 256th screen and achieve a score of 3,333,360. Pac-Man was released in 1980.

Hackers revealed a security flaw in Hotmail that permitted anybody to log into any Hotmail account using the password 'eh'. At the time it was called "the most widespread security incident in the history of the Web"

Susan Lucci won her first Daytime Emmy Award, after 19 nominations.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1999: $1,600,000

When Swedish Radiologist Anna Bagenholm woke up after the most severe case of hypothermia ever survived at the time (56.7 °F), she was angry with her colleagues for saving her because she was paralyzed from the neck down. She later recovered from paralysis and apologized.

The Habits:Collecting Pokemion “pocket monsters” toys, cards and games. Also watchig them on television.

Watching The Blair With Project in theaters. The film earned $248 Million and cost about $25,000.

Watching ABC TV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? at home. This show was the spark for network reality television.

1st appearances & 1999's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Furby Babies, Pokemon, Mary-Kate and Ashley and Britney Spears dolls, Chuck-E-Cheese Pizza Factory
The Big Movies:
(according to boxofficemojo)
1. Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace
2. The Sixth Sense
3. Toy Story 2
4. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
5. The Matrix
6. Tarzan
7. Big Daddy
8. The Mummy
9. Runaway Bride
10. Blair Witch Project
1999 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire (ABC)
2. E.R. (NBC)
3. Friends (NBC)
4. Frasier (NBC)
5. 60 Minutes (CBS)
6. The Practice (ABC)
7. Touched By An Angel (CBS)
8. Law and Order (NBC)
9. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
10. Jesse (NBC)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1999 include:
Backstreet Boys, Brad Paisley, Brandy, Brian McKnight, Britney Spears, B*Witched, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Deborah Cox, Destiny's Child, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Eve, Faith Evans, Ja Rule, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Jressica Simpson, Kelly Price, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott, Montell Jordan, Nas, 98°, *NSYNC, Pearl Jam, Puff Daddy, Q-Top, R. Kelly, Ricky Martin, Rob Thomas, Santana, Shania Twain, Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, TLC, Vengaboys, Whitney Houston, Will Smith, Wyclef Jean

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1999:
December 5, 1998 - January 15, 1999: R. Kelly & CÚline Dion - I'm Your Angel

January 16, 1999 - January 29, 1999: Brandy - Have You Ever

January 30, 1999 - February 12, 1999: Britney Spears - Baby One More Time

February 13, 1999 - March 12, 1999: Monica - Angel Of Mine

March 13, 1999 - April 9, 1999: Cher - Believe

April 10, 1999 - May 7, 1999: TLC - No Scrubs

May 8, 1999 - June 11, 1999: Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca

June 12, 1999 - July 16, 1999: Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love

July 17, 1999 - July 23, 1999: Destiny's Child - Bills, Bills, Bills

July 24, 1999 - July 30, 1999: Will Smith featuring Dru Hill & Kool Moe Dee - Wild Wild West

July 31, 1999 - September 3, 1999: Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle

September 4, 1999 - September 17, 1999: Enrique Iglesias - Bailamos

September 18, 1999 - October 8, 1999: TLC - Unpretty

October 9, 1999 - October 22, 1999: Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z - Heartbreaker

October 23, 1999 - January 14, 2000: Santana featuring Rob Thomas - Smooth

Popular Music in 1999 - # 1 Hits of 1999