What Happened in 1999

Significant Events

  • Jan 7 Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the US Senate.
  • Feb 12 US President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial
  • Mar 29 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 - above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever
  • Apr 7 The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
  • Apr 20 Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School, Colorado
  • May 27 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo
  • Oct 12 The Day of Six Billion: the proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born
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1999 in Film & TV

1999 in Music

  • May 18 "Millennium" 3rd studio album by the Backstreet Boys is released - one of the best-selling albums of all time, over 30 million copies sold
  • Aug 31 "Fly" 5th studio album by Dixie Chicks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album 2000, Billboard Album of the Year 2000)
  • Nov 8 Tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his "Sacred Arias" album, the world's best-selling classical album by a single artist

1999 in Sport

  • May 3 Stephen Hendry defeats Mark Williams 18-11 to win the World Snooker Championship for a record seventh time.
  • Jul 25 86th Tour de France: Lance Armstrong wins 1st of 7 consecutive Tour de France titles but is later disqualified for drug cheating
  • Jul 27 Tony Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a "900"

Did You Know?

Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.

On March 24, 1999


World Leaders in 1999

Famous People in 1999

Famous People Born in 1999

  • Mar 13 Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Mar 19 Tatum McCann, American actress
  • Mar 23 Prince Beltran of Bulgaria
  • Apr 3 Sam Kiszka, American bass player (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan
  • May 23 James Charles [Dickinson], American internet personality and model (Cover Girl), born in Bethlehem, New York
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Would You Believe?

NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere

On December 3, 1999

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 16 "General Hospital" actor Steve Burton (29) weds model Sheree Gustin (22) at a cliffside church in Dana Point, California
  • Jan 23 Princess of Monaco Caroline (42) weds dynastic head of the House of Hanover and Britain's King George I descendant Prince Ernst August (45) in Monaco
  • Feb 24 Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan (29) weds actress Kajol Mukherjee (24) on a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony in Juhu, Varsha
  • Mar 20 "Smallville" actress Annette O' Toole (46) weds "Laverne and Shirley" actor Michael McKean (51) at The Regal Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 5 Talk show host Wayne Brady (26) weds dancer Mandie Taketa

Famous Divorces

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