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1999 Trivia, Facts & History

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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?

Columbine shooter Eric Harris encountered Brooks Brown, an acquaintance; Brown commenting about Harris missing a test, "It doesn't matter anymore." Harris then elaborated: "Brooks, I like you now. Get out of here. Go home." Brown, feeling uneasy, walked away.

Time Magazine's Man of the Year

Jeff Bezos

Miss America

Nicole Johnson (Virginia Beach, VA)

Miss USA

Kimberly Pressler (New York)

The Scandals, Deaths and Odd News

In 1914, British WWI soldier Thomas Hughes tossed a beer bottle with a letter to his wife into the English Channel. He was killed two days later. In 1999, a fisherman dredged up the bottle in the River Thames. Although Hughes' wife had died in 1979, it was delivered to his 86-year old daughter.

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

Until 1999, the State of Montana didn't have a speed limit on the interstate, and instead encouraged drivers to be "reasonable and prudent"

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."

Payne Stewart, two time US Open winner and 1989 PGA Champion, died when the airplane he was on lost cabin pressure and oxygen. The plane was on autopilot, so even though the two pilots and four passengers were dead, the plane continued for 1,500 miles.

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.

Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe created "the most complicated watch in the world." Made of 18K gold, the watch has 24 hands, 1,728 components and includes features such as a star chart and thermometer.

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.

Reading The Testament by John Grisham

1999's Most Popular Christmas Gifts

Furby Babies, Pokemon, Mary-Kate and Ashley and Britney Spears dolls, Chuck-E-Cheese Pizza Factory

Popular Movies:

American Beauty, American Pie, Analize This, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Being John Malkovich, Big Daddy, The Blair Witch Project, Double Jeopardy, Fight Club, Galaxy Quest, The General's Daughter, The Green Mile, The Iron Giant, Man on the Moon, The Matrix, The Mummy, Mystery Men, Notting Hill, Office Space, Runaway Bride, The Sixth Sense, Sleepy Hollow, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Stuart Little, Tarzan, Toy Story 2, The World Is Not Enough, Wild Wild West

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's 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)

Popular Music

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

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Popular Music in 1999 ~ # 1 Hits of 1999