What Happened on January 10, 1999

Historical Events

Television Debut

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

People's Choice Awards

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

#1 in the Charts

Fatboy Slim's music single "Praise You" hits #1 in the UK

1999 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Mason Mount, English footballer (England, Chelsea FC), born in Portsmouth, England
Born in 1999

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
  • Primož Ramovš, Slovenian avant-garde composer (Za Harmoniko; Tryptychon), pedagogue, and library director (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1945-87), dies at 77
  • Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)

About January 10, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Have You Ever? - Brandy
  • UK #1 Song: Praise You - Fatboy Slim