What Happened on May 19, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Andrew Motion is appointed British Poet Laureate for 10 years, the first to request a definite term
  • Lazio of Italy win 39th European Cup Winner's Cup against Mallorca of Spain 2-1 in Birmingham

Film release premierFilm Release

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson is released in cinemas

Actress Natalie Portman
Actress
Natalie Portman
Actor Ewan McGregor
Actor
Ewan McGregor
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas

Famous Deaths

  • Candy Candido, American actor (b. 1913)
  • James Blades, English percussionist (b. 1901)