1999 Trivia, Fun Facts and History

1999 Trivia, Fun Facts and History

Top Ten Baby Names of 1999:
Emily, Hannah, Alexis, Sarah, Samantha, Jacob, Michael, Matthew, Joshua, Nicholas

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Gisele Bündchen, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Claudia Schiffer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Shania Twain, Denise Richards, Rebecca Romijn, Heidi Klum

Leading Men and Hollywood Hunks:
David Beckham, Christian Bale, Justin Timberlake, George Clooney

“The Quotes:”
“I see dead people”
– Haley Joel Osmet, in ‘The Sixth Sense’

‘Is that your final answer?’
– Regis Philbin, on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year:
Jeff Bezos

Miss America:
Nicole Johnson (Virginia Beach, VA)

Miss USA:
Kimberly Pressler (New York)

The Scandals:
Y2k was a bust. Many thought that most computers would stop working when the year 2000 hit.

Airplane Celebrity Death:
John F. Kennedy Jr.

Sports Entertainment Death:
Owen Hart (WWF wrestler, live on TV)

Tragedy:
12 people were killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapsed.

Pro Golfer Death:
Payne Stewart when his plan lost cabin presuure and all occupants passed out. After 4 hours of autopilot, the airplane crashed in South dakota.

TV Child Star Death:
Dana Plato, age 34 (overdose)

Nerd News:
Finally, Pac-Man’s Perfect Score! Billy Mitchell, played Pac-Man for six hours non-stop to reach the 256th screen and achieve a score of 3,333,360. Pac-Man was released in 1980.

Susan Lucci won her first Daytime Emmy Award, after 19 nominations.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1999: $1,600,000

The Habit:
Collecting Pokemion “pocket monsters” toys, cards and games. Also watchig them on television.

Watching The Blair With Project in theaters. The film earned $248 Million and cost about $25,000.

Watching ABC TV’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? at home. This show was the spark for network reality television.

1st appearances & 1999’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Furby Babies, Pokemon, Mary-Kate and Ashley and Britney Spears dolls, Chuck-E-Cheese Pizza Factory

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Shakespearein Love (presented in 1999)

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace
2. The Sixth Sense
3. Toy Story 2
4. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
5. The Matrix
6. Tarzan
7. Big Daddy
8. The Mummy
9. Runaway Bride
10. Blair Witch Project

1999 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire (ABC)
2. E.R. (NBC)
3. Friends (NBC)
4. Frasier (NBC)
5. 60 Minutes (CBS)
6. The Practice (ABC)
7. Touched By An Angel (CBS)
8. Law and Order (NBC)
9. Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
10. Jesse (NBC)

1999 Billboard Number One Songs:
December 5 – January 15:
I’m Your Angel – R. Kelly & Céline Dion

January 16 – January 29:
Have You Ever – Brandy

January 30 – February 7:
…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

February 13 – March 12:
Angel Of Mine – Monica

March 13 – April 9:
Believe – Cher

April 10 – May 7:
No Scrubs – TLC

May 8 – June 4:
Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin

June 5 – July 16:
If You Had My Love – Jennifer Lopez

July 17 – July 23:
Bills, Bills, Bills – Destiny’s Child

July 24 – July 30:
Wild Wild West – Will Smith featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee

July 31 – September 3:
Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera

September 4 – September 17:
Bailamos – Enrique Iglesias

September 18 – October 8:
Unpretty – TLC

October 9 – October 22:
Heartbreaker – Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z
October 23, 1999- January 14, 2000:
Smooth – Santana featuring Rob Thomas

Sports:
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

BrandiSports Highlights:
Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for the first time, winning seven in all, losing all of them later, in 2012.

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.

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