On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1999

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dino Ciccarelli retires from the NHL

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 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? 21 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo