Today in History for March 1999

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 22 of 22

5th - Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
6th - 20th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats St. John's, 82-63
7th - 46th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #15 North Carolina, 96-73
7th - 40th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 76-63
8th - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
11th - Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
12th - Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
15th - Pluto again becomes outermost planet
20th - Legoland California, the first and only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
20th - 19th Golden Raspberry Awards: An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn wins
21st - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
21st - 71st Academy Awards - "Shakespeare in Love", Roberto Benigni & Gwyneth Paltrow win
Actress Gwyneth PaltrowActress Gwyneth Paltrow 23rd - Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis María Argaña.
24th - Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
24th - Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people die when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
25th - 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn Hill win
26th - The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
26th - A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
28th - 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Purdue beats Duke 62-45
29th - 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Duke 77-74
Singer-Songwriter Lauryn HillSinger-Songwriter Lauryn Hill 29th - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 - above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.
31st - "10 Things I Hate About You", a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3

13th - Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress
19th - Tatum McCann, American actress
23rd - Prince Beltran of Bulgaria

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

20th - "Smallville" actress Annette O' Toole (46) weds "Laverne and Shirley" actor Michael McKean (51) at The Regal Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 38 of 38

2nd - Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
2nd - David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
3rd - Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
4th - Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1908)
4th - Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
4th - Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
5th - Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)
6th - Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, emir of Bahrain (b. 1933)
6th - Dennis Viollet, former soccer player (b. 1933)
7th - Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (b. 1918)
Film Director Stanley KubrickFilm Director Stanley Kubrick (7th) 7th - Stanley Kubrick, American film director (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) dies at 70
8th - Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)
8th - Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914)
8th - Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinean writer (b.1914)
9th - Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
10th - Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian paintor and sculptor (b. 1919)
11th - Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
12th - Yehudi Menuhin, American-born violinist (b. 1916)
13th - Lee Falk, American cartoonist (b. 1911)
13th - Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
13th - Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
14th - Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
16th - Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio (8th) 17th - Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (b. 1921)
17th - Rod Hull, British comedian (b. 1936)
18th - Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (b. 1905)
19th - Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (b. 1926)
19th - Tofilau Eti Alesana, former Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)
21st - Ernie Wise, British comedian (b. 1925)
22nd - David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
23rd - Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan politician (b. ?)
24th - Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)
24th - Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
25th - Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)
28th - Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
29th - Joe Williams, American singer, dies of natural causes at 80
30th - Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
31st - Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist (b. 1922)

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