On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1999

Historical Events

  • 125th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley wins aboard Charismatic for his second Derby victory (1991 on Strike The Gold)

Television Debut

Animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants", created by Stephen Hillenburg, debuts on Nickelodeon

Famous Weddings

  • "As Good As It Gets" actor Greg Kinnear (35) weds British model Helen Labdon (29)
  • "Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas
1999 Highlights

About May 1, 1999

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus