On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1999

Historical Events

  • Detroit Pistons guard Joe Dumars becomes 10th player in NBA history to play 1,000 games with the same team and one of 8 to play 1,000 games with his only team; scores 18 points in 107-75 rout of Chicago Bulls
  • Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
  • Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown wins his 900th pro game with an 88-84 win over Miami Heat; Brown record: 671-547 NBA, 229-107 ABA, combined 900-654

Famous Deaths

  • Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
  • Red Flaherty, American baseball umpire (World Series 1955, 58, 65, 70; MLB All Star games 1956, 61, 69), dies from stroke-related complications at 81
1999 Highlights

About April 1, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries