What Happened in 1999

Significant Events

  • Jan 7 Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the US Senate.
  • Feb 12 US President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial
  • Mar 24 Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • Mar 29 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 - above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.
  • Apr 7 The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
  • Apr 20 Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School, Colorado
  • May 27 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo
  • Oct 12 The Day of Six Billion: the proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born
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Did You Know?

All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history

On May 21, 1999


World Leaders in 1999

Famous People in 1999

Famous People Born in 1999

  • Mar 13 Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress
  • Mar 19 Tatum McCann, American actress
  • Mar 23 Prince Beltran of Bulgaria
  • May 23 James Charles [Dickinson], American internet personality and model (Cover Girl), born in Bethlehem, New York
  • Jul 20 Princess Alexandra of Hanover, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
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Would You Believe?

NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere

On December 3, 1999

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 16 "General Hospital" actor Steve Burton (29) weds model Sheree Gustin (22) at a cliffside church in Dana Point, California
  • Jan 23 Princess of Monaco Caroline (42) weds dynastic head of the House of Hanover and Britain's King George I descendant Prince Ernst August (45) in Monaco
  • Feb 24 Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan (29) weds actress Kajol Mukherjee (24) on a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony in Juhu, Varsha
  • Mar 20 "Smallville" actress Annette O' Toole (46) weds "Laverne and Shirley" actor Michael McKean (51) at The Regal Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 5 Talk show host Wayne Brady (26) weds dancer Mandie Taketa

Famous Divorces

  • Feb 3 Actress Angelina Jolie (23) divorces actor Jonny Lee Miller (26) after 3 years of marriage
  • Feb 14 Singer Prince (Rogers Nelson) (40) divorces belly dancer Mayte Garcia (25) after 2 years of marriage
  • Jun 8 Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch (68) divorces journalist Anna Torv (55) after 31 years of marriage
  • Dec 16 Actress Linda Hamilton (43) divorces director James Cameron (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage
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