What Happened on February 23, 1999

Historical Events

  • An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31
  • British TV drama "Queer as Folk" written by Russell T. Davies, starring Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly and Charlie Hunnam premieres on Channel 4

Album Release

Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)

  • Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey
1999 History

Famous Deaths

  • Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, dies of cancer at 78

About February 23, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Angel Of Mine - Monica
  • UK #1 Song: Baby One More Time - Britney Spears