It’s hard to believe that the summer of 1999 was 20 years ago.  It’s also hard to believe that these 10 things happened that long ago . . .

1.  “SpongeBob SquarePants” premiered . . . while “Doug” and “The Nanny” ended their runs.

2.  The big movies included “Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace”, Disney’s “Tarzan”“American Pie”“The Sixth Sense”, and “The Blair Witch Project”.

3.  WILL SMITH performed “Wild Wild West” at the “VMAs”.

4.  Napster launched.

5.  GEORGE W. BUSH announced he was running for president.

6.  JOHN F. KENNEDY JR., his wife, and her sister died in a plane crash.

7.  “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” debuted on ABC.

8.  LIT’s “My Own Worst Enemy” and the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS’ “Scar Tissue” dominated alternative rock radio.

9.  “I Want it That Way” was the biggest hit on MTV’s “TRL”, but it faced stiff competition from ‘N SYNC’s “I Drive Myself Crazy”.

10.  Other big songs of the summer were CHRISTINA AGUILERA’s “Genie in a Bottle”DESTINY’S CHILD’s “Bills, Bills, Bills”, and J-LO’s debut single “If You Had My Love”.