September 1999 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 7 A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, killing 143, injuring more than 500, and leaving 50,000 people homeless.
  • Sep 12 Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
  • Sep 13 Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.
  • Sep 14 Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations.
  • Sep 16 1st ever season of "Big Brother" reality show begins on the Veronica channel in The Netherlands
  • Sep 18 24th Toronto International Film Festival: "American Beauty" directed by Sam Mendes wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 21 Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.
  • Sep 23 NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
  • Sep 23 Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. While some passengers only received minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas's history to date.
  • Sep 30 Japan's worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 29 Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist (b. 1951)
  • Sep 5 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician (b. 1921)
  • Sep 7 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist (b. 1949)
  • Sep 9 Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
  • Sep 11 Belkis Ayón, Cuban artist (b. 1967)
  • Sep 13 Benjamin Bloom, American educational theorist (b. 1913)
  • Sep 20 Raisa Gorbachyova, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932)
  • Sep 22 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, dies at 81
  • Sep 25 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer, dies at 69
  • Sep 26 Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)