1999: Top Songs, Movies, TV Shows, Sporting Events, World Events And More
Climbing the ladder of time, we’re now in 1999, the last year of the 20th century, the year people weirded out as if the world was going to end with the [email protected] In the end, we woke up . Take a look back at all the amazing things that happened back in the year and then think of how many of those are still part of our lives today. How many aren’t?
Check out everything that was from this decade, year by year – from the sporting events to world events, the top TV shows, songs, movies and more.
As you’re going back in time, think about some of the things in our lives today that you don’t see appearing here because they didn’t exist yet. Then, think about how many of those things we use, hear about or are part of our lives today were introduced in this year or the decade. Progress is amazing.
Let us know some of the things that come to mind below.
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In honor of his Purple Majesty, may we start off with the song recorded over 15 years earlier to get the party started….
1 Cher Believe
2 TLC No Scrubs
3 Monica Angel Of Mine
4 Whitney Houston Heartbreak Hotel
5 Britney Spears …Baby One More Time
6 Sixpence None The Richer Kiss Me
7 Christina Aguilera Genie In A Bottle
8 Sugar Ray Every Morning
9 Deborah Cox Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here
10 Ricky Martin Livin’ La Vida Loca
11 702 Where My Girls At?
12 Jennifer Lopez If You Had My Love
13 Goo Goo Dolls Slide
14 Brandy Have You Ever?
15 Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way
16 R. Kelly and Celine Dion I’m Your Angel
17 Smash Mouth All Star
18 Sarah McLachlan Angel
19 Santana feat. Rob Thomas Smooth
20 TLC Unpretty
1. Millennium – Backstreet Boys
2. … Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
3. Come On Over – Shania Twain
4. ‘N Sync – ‘N Sync
5. Ricky Martin – Ricky Martin
6. Double Live – Garth Brooks
7. Americana – The Offspring
8. Wide Open Spaces – The Dixie Chicks
9. Significant Other – Limp Bizkit
10. Fanmail – TLC
Album of the Year: Supernatural, Santana
Best New Artist: Christina Aguilera
Best Pop Album: Brand New Day, Sting
Best Pop Duo or Group: Maria Maria, Santana
Best Pop Female Vocal: I Will Remember You, Sarah McLachlan
Best Pop Male Vocal: Brand New Day, Sting
Best Rock Duo or Group: Put Your Lights On,Santana featuring Everlast
Best Rock Album: Supernatural, Santana
Best Rock Female Vocal: Sweet Child O’ Mine, Sheryl Crow
Best Rock Male Vocal: American Woman, Lenny Kravitz
Best Rock Song: Scar Tissue
Record of the Year: Smooth, Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Song of the Year: Smooth
Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)
The Phantom Menace $431,065,444
The Sixth Sense $293,501,675
Toy Story 2 $245,823,397
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
The Matrix $171,383,253
Big Daddy $163,479,795
The Mummy $155,247,825
Runaway Bride $152,149,590
The Blair Witch Project $140,530,114
Stuart Little, The Green Mile, American Beauty, The World Is Not Enough, Double Jeopardy, Notting Hill, Wild Wild West,
Analyze This, The General’s Daughter, American Pie, Sleepy Hollow
ACADEMY AWARDS (Winners in bold)
“AMERICAN BEAUTY”, “The Cider House Rules”, “The Green Mile”, “The Insider”, “The Sixth Sense”
KEVIN SPACEY in “American Beauty,” Russell Crowe in “The Insider,” Richard Farnsworth in “The Straight Story,” Sean Penn in “Sweet and Lowdown,” Denzel Washington in “The Hurricane”
HILARY SWANK in “Boys Don’t Cry”, Annette Bening in “American Beauty”, Janet McTeer in “Tumbleweeds”, Julianne Moore in “The End of the Affair”, Meryl Streep in “Music of the Heart”
MICHAEL CAINE in “The Cider House Rules”, Tom Cruise in “Magnolia”, Michael Clarke Duncan in “The Green Mile”, Jude Law in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, Haley Joel Osment in “The Sixth Sense”
ANGELINA JOLIE in “Girl, Interrupted”, Toni Collette in “The Sixth Sense”, Catherine Keener in “Being John Malkovich”, Samantha Morton in “Sweet and Lowdown”, Chloe Sevigny in “Boys Don’t Cry”
SAM MENDES for “American Beauty”, Spike Jonze for “Being John Malkovich”, Lasse Hallstrom for “The Cider House Rules”, Michael Mann for “The Insider”, M. Night Shyamalan for “The Sixth Sense”
TOP TV SHOWS
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, E.R., Friends, NFL Monday Night Football, Frasier, 60 Minutes, The Practice
Touched by an Angel, Law and Order, Everybody Loves Raymond, NFL Monday Showcase, Jesse, CBS Sunday Movie
Daddio, NYPD Blue, Stark Raving Mad, Dharma and Greg, The Drew Carey Show, Spin City, Just Shoot Me
Outstanding Drama Series The West Wing (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series James Gandolfini,, The Sopranos
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Sela Ward, Once and Again
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Richard Schiff, The West Wing
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Allison Janney, The West Wing
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series James Whitmore, The Practice
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Beah Richards, The Practice
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Thomas Schlamme, The West Wing: Pilot
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Aaron Sorkin and Rick Cleveland, The West Wing: “In Excelsis Deo”
Outstanding Comedy Series Will & Grace (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Michael J. Fox, Spin City
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Megan Mullally, Will & Grace
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Bruce Willis, Friends
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Jean Smart, Frasier
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Todd Holland, Malcolm in the Middle: Pilot
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Linwood Boomer, Malcolm in the Middle: Pilot
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special Saturday Night Live: The 25th Anniversary Special (NBC)
Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Eddie Izzard, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program Louis J. Horvitz, 72nd Annual Academy Awards
Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Eddie Izzard, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill
Outstanding Miniseries The Corner (HBO)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Jack Lemmon, Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays with Morrie
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Halle Berry, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Hank Azaria, Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays with Morrie
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Vanessa Redgrave, If These Walls Could Talk 2
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie Charles S. Dutton, The Corner
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie David Simon and David Mills, The Corner
Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie Oprah Winfrey Presents: Tuesdays with Morrie (ABC)
Outstanding Nonfiction Series (possibility of one or more than one award) American Masters “Hitchcock, Selznick, and the End of Hollywood” (PBS)
Outstanding Nonfiction Special Children in War (HBO)
Outstanding Children’s Program (possibility of one or more than one award) The Color Of Friendship (DIS), and
Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales (HBO)
Outstanding Animated Program (one hour or less) The Simpsons: “Behind the Laughter” (Fox)
World Series Champions: New York Yankees
Superbowl XXXIII Champions: Denver Broncos
NBA Champions: San Antonio Spurs
Stanley Cup Champs: Dallas Stars
U.S. Open Golf Payne Stewart
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Andre Agassi/Serena Williams
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Pete Sampras/Lindsay Davenport
NCAA Football Champions: Florida State
NCAA Basketball Champions: Connecticut
Kentucky Derby: Charismatic
Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for the first time, winning seven in all, later, he’d have them all stripped for doping.
Brandi Chastain’s penalty kick won for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, beating Chin. She dropped to her knees and ripped off her jersey in celebration. Sports bras as outer wear became somewhat fashionable for a few months after that.
TOP WORLD EVENTS
“I see dead people” from Haley Joel Osmet, in ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘Is that your final answer?’ from Regis Philbin, on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? are big quotes.
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year Jeff Bezos, at least it wasn’t Hitler or some other sociopath that wiped out millions of people.
Miss America: Nicole Johnson (Virginia Beach, VA)
Miss USA: Kimberly Pressler (New York)
John F. Kennedy Jr. dies in a plane crash.
WWF Wrestler Owen Hart dies on live TV
Payne Stewart died when his plane lost cabin pressure and all in the plane passed out. The plane flew for four hours before cashing in South Dakota
Dana Plato best known for the TV show Diff’rent Strokes died of an overdose at age 34. If you starred on the show, you’re lucky to be alive or out of jail.
Y2k was a bust. The neurotics, loons and crazy people thought that most computers would stop working when the year 2000 hit and all we got was a bunch of crackpots with a lot of food and water left over.
Billy Mitchell, played Pac-Man for six hours non-stop to reach the 256th screen and achieve a score of 3,333,360, what an achievement, like curing cancer! NOT.
Susan Lucci won her first Daytime Emmy Award, after 19 nominations. What took so long?
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1999: $1,600,000, in 2019? 4.51 for 30 seconds
The Blair With Project earned $248 Million and cost about $25,000 and many people are still wondering today how and why?
President: Bill Clinton
Vice President: Al Gore
Federal spending: $1716.95 billion
Federal debt: $5978.5 billion
Cost of a new home: $195,800.00
Cost of a new car: $19,300.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.33 (as of 1/10/99)
Median Household Income: $39,973.00
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.17
Cost of a dozen eggs: $1.08
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $3.32