On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1999

Historical Events

  • Charles Kennedy wins the race to succeed Paddy Ashdown as the leader of the Liberal Democrats, UK

Historic Event

Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.

  • The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru as the official national flag, and "Kimi Ga Yo" as national anthem.
1999 Highlights

About August 9, 1999

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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