5 Milestone Pop Culture Anniversaries To Celebrate In 2019
Published on January 15, 2019
It’s the start of another new year and 2019 will celebrate several anniversaries of some of the most iconic pop culture events in history. From music albums and movie releases to celebrity news and more, let’s take a moment to remember the past as we feel a little bit older.
Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’
Nearly 20 years ago on April 12, 1999, Backstreet Boys released the boy band’s biggest hit, “I Want It That Way.” The song reached No. 1 in over 25 countries, shooting Backstreet Boys into instant stardom. Their popularity has withstood the test of time. Once you’re a fan of the boy band, you’re always a fan.
Release Of ‘The Sixth Sense’
It’s been 20 years since young child actor Haley Joel Osment spoke one of the most iconic lines in film history: “I see dead people.” The supernatural horror movie, starring Bruce Willis, was released on August 6, 1999, and went on to earn over $672 million and six Academy Award nominations.
Britney Spears’ ‘…Baby One More Time’
This may be hard to believe, but it’s been 20 years since Britney Spears’ debut album …Baby One More Time was released in January 1999. The album has some of the pop star’s most famous songs, including “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” “Sometimes,” and the iconic title track. The album sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Kanye West And Taylor Swift’s Infamous VMA Incident
Ten years ago, on September 13, 2009, Taylor Swift received the MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for Best Female Video. But it’s hard to forget the moment when Kanye West ran onto the stage, grabbed Swift’s microphone, and shouted his now-famous statement: “Imma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!”
‘Sesame Street’ Celebrates 50 Years
2019 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of PBS’s famous children’s program, Sesame Street. Premiering on November 10, 1969, an estimated number of 77 million Americans have since watched the show and have fallen in love with its characters, including Big Bird, the Cookie Monster, and Elmo. The program has won 167 Emmy Awards— more than any other children’s program in television history.