Also in 1999

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January 24, 1999

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 Atkins 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.

Pokémon captivated youngsters everywhere.

Keanu Reeves hit it big with The Matrix.

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