What Happened on April 6, 1999

Historical Events

Mamma Mia!

Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus' musical "Mamma Mia!", featuring the songs of ABBA, opens at the Prince Edward Theatre in London's West End; transfers twice to other venues; run interrupted by COVID-19 in March of 2020

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Benson, American baseball outfielder (Negro League All-Star 1940, 45-46), dies at 85
  • Red Norvo [Kenneth Norville], American jazz vibraphonist known as "Mr. Swing" (Congo Blues; Knockin' on Wood), dies at 91
  • William Pleeth, British cellist and teacher (of Jacqueline du Pré), dies of leukemia at 83
1999 Highlights

About April 6, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: No Scrubs - TLC
  • UK #1 Song: Flat Beat - Mr Oizo