What Happened on July 1, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • Forrest Mars Sr., American candy magnate (b. 1904)
  • Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)