52. Mike Myers
Man, this was Mike Myers’ decade. Wayne’s World. Austin Powers. But somewhere in the back of that silly looking Canadian head was the seed that eventually bloomed into the corpse flower we know today as “The Love Guru.” And this we cannot forgive. 35 in 1999.
32. Slap Bracelets
These were fun, right? Remember these? Of course you do, this is BuzzFeed. Invented by a high-school shop teacher in Wisconsin, these suckers were 16 years old in 1999.
14. Vaclav Havel, First President of the Czech Republic
One of the coolest dudes you’ve never heard of. Successfully managed Czechoslovakia’s transition to democracy and capitalism after the fall of the USSR. Also an acclaimed playwright. An anti-communist dissident, spent multiple stays in jail. Probably the first actual hipster president in Eastern Europe? 62 years old in 1999.
9. Kirstie Alley
In the 1990s, Kirstie Alley was on Cheers, starred in Look Who’s Talking, and judging by this picture appears to have won a People’s Choice Award for something or other (we’re not googling that). So, you know, the people have just always been fantastic at choosing, we guess. 47 in 1999.
5. Deng Xiaoping, Chinese economic reformer
Deng Xiaoping, who entered the 1990s at the age of 86 so we’re going to let him slide, is basically the reason that China became an economic colossus, so major props to him. He ranks just behind…
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