Seeing his first impeachment trial, 1999 marked a tumultuous year in the Clinton presidency. At the time, he, and other world leaders, presided over a world population of just under 6 billion people.
The most popular baby names were Jacob and Emily. While we don’t yet know who else might prove to be a world-changer, these 12-months saw the birth of American actress, Tatum McCann; the Prince of Denmark, Nikolai; and the Prince of Bulgaria, Umberto.
Meanwhile the world was forced to mourn the passing of Stanley Kubrick, Mario Puzo, John Kennedy Junior, Allen Funt, and Wilt Chamberlain.
Rowling managed another year at the top of the best-selling book list when she published Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. In contrast, on the silver screen, modern classics like American Beauty, The Sixth Sense, Fight Club, and The Matrix saw their red-carpet premiere. Keep on skimming to discover how this year changed world currency and forever alerted the world to a new meal-time danger.
The year 1999 bore witnesses to many firsts including the first DOW closing above 11,000, the first Eminem album, the first female Prime Minister of New Zealand, and the first warning about the dangers of genetically-modified food. In these twelve months, inventors gifted the world with the Blackberry, the wildly-popular Furby, and the first digital television recorder. In addition, a whole new generation got to see The Last Supper as it ended 22-years of restoration.
For all the music downloaders of the world however, the charges laid against Napster may have proven inconvenient. Three main events occurred on the global stage: The Kosovo war ended on June 9th. Yeltsin resigned his post to Vladimir Putin. Australia voted to keep the UK monarch as their head of state.
Now you know, if you’ve ever gotten into a fistfight over a Furby, that you can blame 1999.
Discover how Singapore looked like in 1999
Have a look at the old newspapers from 1999 and get them!
Which were the most popular movies released this year ?
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt
Country: United States
Directed by: Michael Mann
Starring: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora
Directed by: Yimou Zhang
Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng, Yulian Zhao
Directed by: Martin Rosen
Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox
Which were the top hits of 1999 ?
Which were the most popular books released in 1999 ?
By: Tom Brokaw
The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans, from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years.
By: J. K. Rowling
The beloved first book of the Harry Potter series, now fully illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay. For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions.
By: Mitch Albom
Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to ...
By: the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler
From the authors who brought you the million-copy bestseller The Art of Happiness comes an exploration of job, career, and finding the ultimate happiness at work.It
Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1999 in the USA ?
Click on the dates below to find out what the world looked like in each day of 1999