On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1999

Historical Events

  • Lahore Declaration signed between India's Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pakistan's Navaz Sharif on use of nuclear weapons

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGertrude B. Elion

Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and drug researcher who developed groundbreaking leukemia and herpes drug treatments (Nobel 1988), dies at 81

Biochemist and Drug Researcher Gertrude B. Elion
Biochemist and Drug Researcher
Gertrude B. Elion
  • Wilmer David Mizell, baseball player (b. 1930)
1999 Highlights

About February 21, 1999

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces