Wednesday December 22, 1999
US date format: 12/22/1999, UK date format: 22/12/1999
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 22, 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.
Famous people born on this day include Ameer Idreis .
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.
Temptations, directed by Romy Hayes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999
while Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nightcap.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-22 or Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 22, 1999?
- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
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- Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747-200F crashes shortly after take-off from London Stansted Airport due to pilot error. All 4 crew members are killed.
- Ameer Idreis: Emirati-Canadian author.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 22, 1999?
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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
- Kevon Edmonds - 24/7
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
Sport Games on December 22, 1999
- Atlanta Hawks - Boston Celtics : 81 - 98
- Los Angeles Clippers - Golden State Warriors : 103 - 99
- Minnesota Timberwolves - Chicago Bulls : 106 - 86
- Orlando Magic - Cleveland Cavaliers : 103 - 97
- Toronto Raptors - New York Knicks : 90 - 91
La Liga Primera DivisionFootball (Spain)
- Ath Madrid - Oviedo : 5 - 0
- Betis - Valladolid : 0 - 1
- Celta - Malaga : 2 - 4
- Espanol - Numancia : 3 - 1
- Mallorca - Sevilla : 3 - 1
Division 3Football (United Kingdom)
- Cowdenbeath - Queens Park : 0 - 2
Premier LeagueUK Soccer
- Rangers - Hearts : 1 - 0
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
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