Historical Events on August 9, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Charles Kennedy wins the race to succeed Paddy Ashdown as the leader of the Liberal Democrats, UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.