*World Series Champions: New York Yankees
*Superbowl Champions: Denver Broncos
*NBA Champions: San Antonio Spurs
*Stanley Cup Champs: Dallas Stars
*U.S. Open Golf: Payne Stewart
*U.S. Tennis: Andre Agassi/Serena Williams
*Wimbledon (Men/Women): Pete Sampras/Lindsay Davenport
*NCAA Football Champions: Florida State
*NCAA Basketball: Connecticut
*Kentucky Derby: Charismatic
Gisele Bundchen, Claudia Schiffer.
Other Facts (1999)*Y2k was a big concern with many thinking that most computers would stop working when the year 2000 hit.
*The worlds population exceeds Six Billion in 1999.
* John F. Kennedy, Jr. died when his light aircraft crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. His wife, Carolyn Bessette, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, were also killed.
*Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for the first time, winning seven in all.
*WWF wrestler Owen Hart falls to his death on live TV.
*Popular Movies in 1999: Blair Witch Project, American Beauty, Three Kings, The Sixth Sense, Austin Powers- The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Matrix.
*The Blair Witch Project emerges as an instant cult classic and becomes the most profitable film of all time, grossing more than $125 million. The film cost $30,000 to make.
*Susan Lucci won her first Daytime Emmy Award, after 19 nominations.
*'Is that your final answer?' - Regis Philbin, on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
*The Euro currency introduced January 1, in 11 countries.
*Pro Golfer Payne Stewart died when his plane lost cabin presuure and all occupants passed out. After 4 hours of autopilot, the airplane crashed in South dakota.
*The merger of two major recording labels, Universal and Polygram, causes upheaval in the recording industry. It is estimated that the new company, Universal Music Group, controls 25% of the worldwide music market.
*Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, storm Columbine High School in Littleton , CO, killing twelve other students and a teacher, then themselves.
*Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, replaced by Vladimir Putin.
* Britney Spears releases her debut studio album, ...Baby One More Time.
*Time Magazine's Man Of The Year: Jeff Bezos.
*Miss America: Nicole Johnson (Virginia Beach, VA)
*Miss USA: Kimberly Pressler (New York)
*Most Popular Christmas Gifts: Furby Babies, Pokemon, Mary-Kate and Ashley and Britney Spears dolls, Chuck-E-Cheese Pizza Factory.
What Was On TV*Who Wants To Be a Millionaire (ABC), E.R. (NBC), Friends (NBC), Frasier (NBC), 60 Minutes (CBS), The Practice (ABC), Touched By An Angel (CBS), Law and Order (NBC), Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS), Jesse (NBC).
Britney Spears released her debut album ...Baby One More Time in 1999, which became the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist. The song "Baby One More Time" was Britney's first hit, and it propelled her to stardom. The slick sound earned plenty of radio play, but it was the image of the schoolgirl Spears, that made her a sensation. MTV played the video, but it was the internet that gave her the most publicity.
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