Friday 31 December 1999, NewYear’s Eve
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Wallman Twins and Bailey McKnight.
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 Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Child of Our Time.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Demise: Rise of the Ku'tan or DrumMania.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 31 December 1999 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Wallman Twins: American twins born one minute before and one minute after the new millennium of 2000.
- Bailey McKnight: YouTube Star.
- Brooklyn McKnight: YouTube Star.
- 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.
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
- Whitney Houston - My Love Is Your Love
- Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
- 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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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
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