Year in Review

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December 31, 1969

The following events also occurred in 1999...

  • The entire nation was scared that the world as they knew it would end with Y2K.
  • Star Wars made its return to the silver screen with The Phantom Menace. Star Wars fanatics everywhere cringed at the sight of Jar Jar Binks.
  • Regis Philbin made game shows cool again with Who Wants to be a Millionaire
  • Young females dominated the pop scene as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson and Mandy Moore all had hits.
  • The Sopranos became the latest hit HBO series.
  • The United States Women's Soccer Team won the World Cup and Brandi Chastain made headlines, and the cover of Sports Illustrated, when she took off her shirt in celebration.
  • The Akins diet became the newest way to lose weight.
  • The Latin Invasion began in the music industry as Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Mark Anthony all had hits.
  • Susan Lucci finally won an Emmy after 19 tries for her work on All My Children.
  • Pokemon captivated youngsters everywhere.
  • Keanu Reeves hit it big with The Matrix.

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