Historical Events in August 1999

Film release premierFilm Premier

2nd "The Sixth Sense", starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres

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9th Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 9th The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.
  • 9th Charles Kennedy wins the race to succeed Paddy Ashdown as the leader of the Liberal Democrats, UK
  • 11th Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
  • 11th The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.

Music releaseMusic Recording

12th Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira
  • 13th 32nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • 15th Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.

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15th 81st PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Medinah Country Club

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 17th A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes İzmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.

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19th In Belgrade tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Slobodan Milošević as president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • 20th 7th World Championships in Athletics open at Seville, Spain
  • 26th Michael Johnson breaks the 400 metres world record with a time of 43.18 seconds.
  • 29th 7th World Championships in Athletics close at Seville, Spain
  • 30th East Timorese vote for independence in a referendum.
  • 31st The first of a series of apartment bombings in Moscow, killing one person and wounding 40 others.
  • 31st A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.

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31st Dino Ciccarelli retires from the NHL

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli