1999 Winners & Losers

[WINNERS]

BILL CLINTON Survives impeachment, wins (sorta) in Kosovo, still (pretty) popular. You the (Alpha) man!

LAURYN HILL Miseducation? Ha. 'Twas a five-Grammy year. Make album No. 2 good or you're '90s Carole King

LANCE ARMSTRONG Spandex surprise: overcomes testicular cancer, churlish sponsors--except Postal Service--to win Tour de France

J.K. ROWLING Harry Potter creator gets kids to bag TV, Nintendo for (!!) reading. And without a Happy Meal tie-in!

GEORGE W. BUSH Compassion Boy has stumbled. But any year you raise $60 mil and get in front ain't all bad

BRANDI CHASTAIN The Bra that Shook the World. Soccer stunt was...

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