What Happened on June 25, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 53rd NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 1
  • 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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)