What Happened on May 7, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A jury finds "The Jenny Jones Show" and Warner Bros. liable in the death of Scott Amedure, after purposely deceiving Jonathan Schmitz to appear on a same-sex crush episode. Schmitz later kills Amedure, the jury awards Amedure's family $25 million
  • In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
  • Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II