Tuesday January 12, 1999
US date format: 1/12/1999, UK date format: 12/1/1999
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 1999). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Have You Ever? by Brandy.
In UK Heartbeat / Tragedy by Steps was in the top 5 hits.
Cookie's Fortune, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999
while The Ten Commandments by Laura Schlessinger and Stewart Vogel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Sopranos.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Buffers Evolution or Castrol Honda Superbike 2000.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 12, 1999?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- The remains of Christina Marie Williams were found three miles (5 km) from her home on the old Fort Ord military base.
- Britney Spears releases her debut album.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 1999?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Deborah Cox - Nobody's Supposed To Be Here
- Brandy - Have You Ever?
- Faith Evans - Love Like This
- Total Featuring Missy Elliott - Trippin'
- Dru Hill - These Are The Times
- Jay-Z Featuring Amil (Of Major Coinz) & Ja - Can I Get A...
- Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
- Divine - Lately
- R. Kelly - When A Woman's Fed Up
- JAY-Z - Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
Sport Games on January 12, 1999
Division 1Football (United Kingdom)
- Hamilton - Clydebank : 0 - 1
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Stock Markets and Exchange Rates
- ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $71.31
- Apple AAPL: opens at $46.31
- Microsoft MSFT: opens at $148.13
- General Electric GE: opens at $99.50
- International Business Machines IBM: opens at $190.00