What was happening in 1999?

Cost Of Living 1999

How much things cost in 1999

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.19%

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 11,497

Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 8.50%

Average Cost of new house $131,750.00

Average Income per year $40,810.00

Average Monthly Rent $645.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.22

Average cost of new car $21,050.00

US Postage Stamp 33 cents

1 LB of Bacon $2.59

Ground Coffee per IB $3.41

Loaf of Bread $1.49

Dozen Eggs 89 cents


What Events Happened in 1999

·     Renewed fighting between Pakistan and India over Kashmir

·     Democracy restored to Indonesia

·     Ford Acquires Volvo

·     2 Devastating Earthquakes kill 14,000 people in Turkey

·     Serbs accelerate ethnic cleansing of Kosovo Albanians leading to a NATO bombing attack

·     New multi party assembly in Northern Ireland meets restoring self rule after 22 years

·     European Union bans Beef Imports from the US over the widespread use of growth hormones

·     The human population of the world surpassed six billion.

·     Euro currency introduced

·     Great Britain Introduces the Minimum Hourly Wage Rate of all adults must be paid at least £3.60 an hour

·     Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon without stopping.

·     A F5 tornado slams in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma killing 38 people

·     The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time

·     The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Miloševic and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo

·     Lance Armstrong wins first Tour de France.

·     A powerful, magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Athens, killing 143 people

·     Earthquake in central Taiwan kills about 2,400 people.

·     Jack Kervorkian was sentenced for the second-degree murder of Thomas Youk (assisted suicide).

·     New US Gun Control Bill Rejected for new controls going too far, and new controls not going far enough.

·     Thirty-one people die in the Ladbroke Grove rail crash, west of London, England.

·     Earthquake and Tsunami in Vanuatu

·     Russia offensive on Chechnya using Missile Attacks

·     Australian voters decided to keep the queen and not become a republic

·     The Millennium Dome opens in London

·     The Geneva Convention celebrations for 50th Anniversary

·     Walmart continues it's world wide expansion plans when it buys the UK supermarket chain ASDA

·     Mattel's Barbie Doll celebrates it's 40th Birthday

·     Daredevel Evil Knievel Jumps the grand canyon on a rocket powered motorcycle

·     Torrential rains caused catastrophic floods and mudslides in the coastal regions of Venezuela, killing an estimated 25,000 people and leaving 100,000 others homeless.

·     Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, replaced by Vladimir Putin

·     Dr. Jack Kevorkian, was found guilty of second-degree murder for for giving a lethal injection in a case of voluntary euthanasia

·     Impeachment Proceedings are bought against President Bill Clinton

·     Prince Edward marries commoner Sophie Rhys-Jones at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

·     The Queen opens the first Scottish Parliament in 300 years

·     Osama bin Laden sets his Al-Qaeda terrorist base in Afghanistan ( he is on the FBI's Most wanted List ) following involvment in American embassey bombings in Africa

·     U.S. women's soccer team wins the FIFA Women's World Cup champions

·     Total Eclipse Of The Sun Is Seen In cities of Europe and Asia

·     The Liberty Bell space capsule recovered in Florida during an expedition sponsored by the Discovery Channel.

·     Start of Millennium celebrations worldwide (technically the Millennium started in 2001 not 2000).



Popular Culture 1999

Popular Films

·    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

·    The Sixth Sense

·    Toy Story 2

·    The Matrix

·    Tarzan

·    The Mummy

·    Notting Hill

·    The World Is Not Enough

·    American Beauty

·    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

·    American Pie

·    October Sky

·    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut


Popular Musicians

·    Lenny Kravitz

·    Sarah McLachlan

·    Britney Spears

·    Enrique Iglesias

·    Kid Rock

·    Madonna

·    Cher

·    S Club 7

·    Korn

·    Christina Aguilera

·    Whitney Houston

·    Mariah Carey

·    Backstreet Boys

·    Jennifer Lopez

·    Pearl Jam

·    Foo Fighters

·    Ricky Martin

·    Eminem

·    Limp Bizkit

·    The Offspring

·    Red Hot Chili Peppers

·    Santana

·    Shania Twain

·    TLC

·    blink-182

·    Phil Collins

·    New Radicals


Popular Television

·    Simpsons

·    Beverly Hills 90210

·    One Foot in the Grave (UK)

·    Frasier

·    The X-Files

·    Chicago Hope

·    ER

·    Friends

·    7th Heaven

·    Everybody Loves Raymond

·    Ally McBeal

·    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

·    King of the Hill

·    South Park

·    The Practice

·    Teletubbies (UK)

·    The Wonderful World of Disney

·    Becker

·    Charmed

·    Dawson's Creek

·    Sex and the City

·    That '70s Show

·    The King of Queens

·    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

·    Will & Grace

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