On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1999

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Hathcock, USMC Sniper, 93 Confirmed Kills (b. 1942)
  • Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, dies of cancer at 78