Friday 31 December 1999
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Smooth by Santana.
In UK The Millennium Prayer by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits.
The Virgin Suicides, directed by Sofia Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999
while Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 31 December 1999 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Bailey McKnight: YouTube Star.
- Brooklyn McKnight: YouTube Star.
- Wallman Twins: American twins born one minute before and one minute after the new millennium of 2000.
- Elliot Richardson: American lieutenant and politician 11th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1999).
- Five hijackers, who had been holding 155 hostages on an Indian Airlines plane, leave the plane with two Islamic clerics that they had demanded be freed.
- US turns over complete administration of the Panama Canal to the Panamanian Government as stipulated in the Torrijos-Carter Treaty of 1977 free of liens and debts, in good operation and with a $1 billion investment program in place designed to ensure continued first class service to the maritime world. At the transfer, more than 97 percent of the Canal's 9,000 workers are Panamanian.
- Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1999 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Santana - Smooth
- Brian McKnight - Back At One
- Jessica Simpson - I Wanna Love You Forever
- Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
- Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love
- Marc Anthony - I Need To Know
- Missy Misdemeanor Elliott - Hot Boyz
- Donell Jones - U Know What's Up
- Blaque - Bring It All To Me
- LFO - Girl On TV
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