On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1999

Historical Events

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

"The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

25th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Helen Hunt win (TV)

  • Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) achieves his third UK No.1 single with 'Praise You'

Famous Deaths

  • (Elbert) "Sonny" Forriest, American guitarist (The Coasters; Ray Charles; Hank Crawford), dies at 64
  • Frank Parker, American singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), dies at 95
  • John Hervey, 7th marquess of Bristol, English flamboyant peer who lost his fortune to drug addiction, dies at 44
  • Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)
1999 Highlights

About January 10, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn