On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1999

Historical Events

Album Release

"Fly" 5th studio album by Dixie Chicks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album 2000, Billboard Album of the Year 2000)

  • A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.

Sports History

Dino Ciccarelli retires from the NHL

  • The first of a series of apartment bombings in Moscow, killing one person and wounding 40 others.

Famous Deaths

  • Marguerite Chapman, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars), dies at 81
1999 Highlights

About August 31, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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