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1999 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
1999 History Snapshot
World Series Champions
|New York Yankees|
Superbowl XXIII Champions
National Basketball Association Champions
|San Antonio Spurs|
NHL Stanley Cup Champions
US Open Golf
US Open Tennis (Men Ladies)
|Andre Agassi/Serena Williams|
|Pete Sampras/Lindsay Davenport|
NCAA Football Champions
NCAA Basketball Champions
|Orange Bowl: January 2, 1999 - Florida over
Rose Bowl: January 1, 1999 - Wisconsin over UCLA
Sugar Bowl : January 1, 1999 - Ohio State over Texas A&M
Westminster Kennel Best in Show Dog
|Lotekti Supernatural Being|
Time Magazine's Man of the Year
|Nicole Johnson (Virginia Beach, VA)|
|Kimberly Pressler (New York)|
Fashion Icons and Movie Stars
|Gillian Anderson, Pamela Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Victoria Beckham, Halle Berry, Yasmine Bleeth, Kelly Brook, Sandra Bullock, Emma Bunton, Neve Campbell, Mariah Carey, Laetitia Casta, Courteney Cox, Cindy Crawford, Cat Deeley, Cameron Diaz, Carmen Electra, Isla Fisher, Anna Friel, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Teri Hatcher, Salma Hayak, Katie Holmes, Elizabeth Hurley, Natalie Imbruglia, Nicole Kidman, Anna Kournikova, Heidi Klum, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Lopez, Elle Macpherson, Jenny McCarthy, Melinda Messenger, Dannii Minogue, Kylie Minogue, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Billie Piper, Natalie Portman, Katie Price (Jordan), Denise Richards, Rebecca Romijn, Jeri Ryan, Meg Ryan, Winona Ryder, Claudia Schiffer, Elisabeth Shue, Victoria Silvstedt, Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Liv Tyler, Niki Taylor, Charlize Theron, Kaye Winslet, Catherine Zeta-Jones|
|"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.
1999 Pop Culture History
Phil Collins recorded not only the English version but the French,
German, Italian and Spanish versions of the songs for Disney's Tarzan
Bill Gates made 15 bold predictions in his book Business @ the
Speed of Thought. Among them: social media, smartphones, price comparison
sights, online payment systems, smart advertising, online discussion
boards, online recruiting like LinkedIn, and online home monitoring.
World War I News and Information
|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.|
RIP, Scandals, Sad and Odd News
Jan Sloot,was a 54 year-old Dutch engineer who claimed to have
devised a revolutionary compression technique that could compress
a feature-length movie down to about 8 KB. He died of a heart attack
days before selling his idea, and the source code was lost to history.
Eugene Shoemaker is the only man buried on the Moon. On July 31,
1999, some of his ashes were carried to the Moon by the Lunar Prospector
space probe in a capsule.
Firsts and the Biggest Christmas Gifts
|Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo 64DD add-on, Furby Babies, Pokemon, Mary-Kate and Ashley and Britney Spears dolls, Chuck-E-Cheese Pizza Factory, Pokemon Gold and Silver video game|
|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
1999/2000 Biggest Television Shows
|(according to Nielsen
1. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire (ABC)
2. E.R. (NBC)
3. Friends (NBC)
4. Frasier (NBC)
5. Moday Night Football (ABC)
6. 60 Minutes (CBS)
7. The Practice (ABC)
8. Touched By An Angel (CBS)
9. Law and Order (NBC)
10. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Popular Music Artists
|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.)
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
(according to boxofficemojo)
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
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