Historical Events for July 1999
Events 1 - 22 of 22
1st - The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
4th - 106th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lindsay Davenport beats Steffi Graf (6-4 7-5)
4th - 113th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-3 6-4 7-5)
6th - U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by fellow soldiers for his relationship with transgendered showgirl and former Navy combat medic, Calpernia Addams.
8th - Allen Lee Davis is executed by electrocution by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida.
8th - "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" the 3rd book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published by Bloomsbury in the UK
9th - Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
Novelist J. K. Rowling 11th - 20th US Seniors Golf Open: at Des Moines GC, W Des Moines, Iowa
13th - 70th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Fenway Park, Boston
15th - The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington.
15th - Scientists uncover possible reason for SS Waratah's disappearance 100 years later; The SS Waratah was a luxury steamer which did not reach its destination in 1909, and no trace of the wreckage was ever found
16th - John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.
18th - 128th British Golf Open: at Carnoustie Scot Paul Lawrie wins after play off
18th - New York Yankees' David Cone becomes 15th pitcher to throw a perfect game (6-0 vs Montreal)
Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr. 20th - Falun Gong is banned in the People's Republic of China, and a large scale crackdown of the practice is launched.
22nd - Woodstock 99 music festival begins Griffiss Park, Rome NY (till 25th) attended by 200,000. Ended due to violence.
23rd - Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.
23rd - ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.
25th - 54th US Women's Open Golf Championship
25th - 86th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)
27th - Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a "900"
31st - Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector - NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface.