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1999 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts


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) (Men/Ladies) Andre Agassi/Serena Williams
Wimbledon (Men/Women): (Men/Women): Pete Sampras/Lindsay Davenport
NCAA Football Champions: Florida State
NCAA Basketball Champions: Connecticut
Kentucky Derby: Charismatic
World Cup (Soccer): N/A
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Gisele Bündchen, Claudia Schiffer
"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 Man 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)

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: American Beauty
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

 

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