What Happened on September 8, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2000)

  • US Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film "Waco The Rules of Engagement"

Famous Deaths

  • Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)