On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1999

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Recording

Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

Singer Shakira

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
  • John Rigby Hale, British linguist and historian, dies at 75
1999 Highlights

About August 12, 1999

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo