On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1999

Historical Events

  • "Millennium" 3rd studio album by the Backstreet Boys is released - one of the best-selling albums of all time, over 30 million copies sold

Famous Deaths

  • Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown), dies at 44
  • Betty Robinson, American runner, dies at 87
  • Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
1999 Highlights

About May 18, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  • UK #1 Song: You Needed Me - Boyzone