What Happened in June 1999

Historical Events

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 1 British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States

Singer Dido
  • Jun 2 The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time.
  • Jun 4 NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 5 131st Belmont: Jose Santos aboard Lemon Drop Kid wins in 2:27.88
  • Jun 6 In Australian Rules Football, Tony Lockett breaks the record for career goals, previously 1299 by Gordon Coventry and which had stood since 1937.
  • Jun 6 Largest jailbreak in Brazilian history at the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed.
  • Jun 6 53rd Tony Awards: Fosse & Side Man win

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 98th Men's French Open: Andre Agassi beats Andrei Medvedev (1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 98th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Hingis (4-6, 7-5, 6-2)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Jun 9 Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Jun 10 Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • Jun 12 Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • Jun 16 Thabo Mbeki is elected 2nd President of a democratic South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 At about 4:30 pm, Stephen King is hit by a car on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine. He would suffer numerous injuries, including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Stanley Cup: Dallas Stars defeat Buffalo Sabres 4-2, Brett Hull clinches series with controversial "No Goal"

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 20 99th US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 279 at Pinehurst CC

  • Jun 22 Former Mpumalanga premier, Ndaweni Mahlangu causes a storm within political circles with his now infamous statement, "It is acceptable for politicians to lie", South Africa
  • Jun 25 53rd NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 25 In his first state of the nation address, South African President Thabo Mbeki promises to tackle rampaging crime; the nation's murder rate is the third highest in the world and more than 49,000 cases of rape were reported in 1998
  • Jun 27 ATB go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with '9pm, Till I Come'
  • Jun 27 The Chemical Brothers go to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Surrender', their second No.1 album
  • Jun 27 45th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Actress Reese Witherspoon (23) weds actor Ryan Phillippe (24) at the Old Wide Awake Plantation along the Sono River in Charleston, South Carolina

  • Jun 5 1994 Figure Skater World Champion Yuka Sato (26) weds her fellor skater Jason Dungjen
  • Jun 5 Baritone belter Frankie Laine (86) weds retired real estate agent Marcia Kline (61) near San Diego
  • Jun 10 Model-actress Esther Canadas (22) weds model Mark Vanderloo (31) at the 900-year-old Vallombrosa Abbey in Tuscany

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Actor and film director David Arquette (27) weds "Friends" actress Courteney Cox (34) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California

Actress Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox
  • Jun 12 Former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller (22) weds lawyer and ophthalmologist Chris Phillips (26) at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City
  • Jun 13 CNBC anchor-reporter Maria Bartiromo (31) weds son of multimillionaire financier Saul Steinberg, Jonathan Steinberg (34) in Long Island, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 1st time

Rapper Eminem

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 19 Earl of Wessex Prince Edward (35) weds Sophie Rhys-Jones (34) at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 "Sudden Death" action star Jean-Claude Van Damme (38) weds Gladys Portugues in Knokke-Heist, Belgium

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (68) weds businesswoman Wendi Deng (30) at the yacht Morning Glory in New York harbor

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • Jun 26 Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 8 Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch (68) divorces journalist Anna Torv (55) after 31 years of marriage

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Christopher Sydney Cockerell, British engineer and inventor (b. 1910)
  • Jun 2 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • Jun 5 Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • Jun 6 Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
  • Jun 7 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer (b. 1942)
  • Jun 11 DeForest Kelley, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 14 Bernie Faloney, professional football player (b. 1932)
  • Jun 16 David Edward Sutch, British musician (b. 1940)
  • Jun 20 Clifton Fadiman, American author (b. 1902)
  • Jun 21 Kami, Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (b. 1973)
  • Jun 21 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, dies at 84
  • Jun 22 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 23 Buster Merryfield, British actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 25 Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
  • Jun 27 George Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (b. 1919)
  • Jun 27 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • Jun 29 Allan Carr, American film producer (b. 1937)