On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Major

Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Priddis Greens GC: Australian Karrie Webb wins by 2 from Laura Davies of England

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Petronas Towers officially opened in Kuala Lumpur as the world's tallest building by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at 451.9 m (1483 ft)

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mahathir bin Mohamad

Famous Deaths

  • Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian-born writer (b. 1897)