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
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? 20 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo