On This Day

What Happened on April 22, 1999

Historical Events

  • Luis Garavito [The Beast, Tribilín], Colombian serial killer described as "the world's worst serial killer" (138-300+ victims) apprehended

Famous Deaths

  • Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (first Greek artist to record or re-record the authentic, "prohibited" rebetika songs in the early 1970s with their original lyrics), dies at 60
  • Chan Canasta, Polish-born magician & mindreader, dies at 79
1999 Highlights

About April 22, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus