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This Week In… 1999

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Cassy LaFromboise, Staff Writer

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The year of 1999 marked the final year before entering a new century and millennium.

The fashion had undergone fairly drastic changes from the ’70s and ’80s. Men were commonly seen wearing ripped jeans, flannels, cargo pants, and even the newest edition of Air Jordan sneakers. Popular among women’s fashion included spaghetti strap tops, wedge shoes, sports leisure clothes, and lots of denim. Most current Cascade High students were just a few years old or just being born!

The week of April 23-29, Bill Clinton was the 42nd president of the United States of America. His vice president was Al Gore, both of whom served for two terms from 1993 to 2001.

Billboard.com claims that the top song of the week was No Scrubs by famous girl group TLC. The hit song was Billboard’s second biggest Hot 100 single of 1999. The band is also widely known for their hit song “Waterfalls”, which was released four years earlier in 1995. The second song of the week was followed up by Cher’s “Believe”.

The top movie for the week of April 23, 1999 was The Matrix starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Ann Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. According to Boxofficemojo.com, the movie brought in $463, 517,383 world-wide and even became the fifth highest grossing film of 1999.

The most popular television show of the week was “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. The second highest rated television series watched that week was “Family Guy”.

Fun facts about the week of April 23, 1999:

  • April 23 – Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  • April 20 (three days earlier) – Columbine High School massacre occurred in Colorado leaving 13 people dead and 24 injured.
  • April 28 – Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist who shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, dies of leukemia at 77.

 

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  1. Julia Standley on April 26th, 2017 12:47 PM

    I was in Mrs. Satterwhite’s 3rd grade class 🙂

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