On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1999

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
  • NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees - Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), dies at 67
  • Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), dies of natural causes at 87