What Happened on April 14, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
  • NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees - Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Newley, English actor and singer-songwriter (Dr Doolitte, Goldfinger theme), dies at 67
  • Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911)